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Twenty years behind A card color board: NVIDIA finally filled!

via:博客园     time:2019/7/30 8:48:07     readed:1384

Author: Wan Nan

After 20 years of criticism by users, NVIDIA finally made concessions. At the SIGGRAPH opening event, NVIDIA released the Studio Driver: SIGGRAPH Edition driver (v431.70, click at the end of the article).Support for 10 BPC (equivalent 30 bit RGB) true color

In fact, the default output of A card in 10-bit pixel format has been N years, but on Laohuang's side, only Quadro can be turned on.GeForce is mandatory 8 bit BPC (24 bit RGB).

Although some N cards can open 10 true colors in programs developed by DirectX API, content creators who use OpenGL's creative tools in large quantities are less fortunate and have to pay more for professional cards.


According to the information published by NVIDIA, Autodesk Arnold,Blender,Cinema 4D, VEGAS and other programs are the beneficiaries of the new driver, of course, in Adobe Photoshop,Premiere

In addition, with the popularity of HDR, it is natural to turn on 30 bit display.


Meanwhile, during the SIGGRAPH Professional Graphics Conference,NVIDIA announced that it will launch 10 new NVIDIA RTX Studio professional notebooks and mobile workstations in conjunction with its industry partners, together with 27 of the 17 previous ones, to provide real-time ray tracing, advanced AI and ultra-high resolution video editing technology to 40 million creative design professionals worldwide.

Previous RTX Studio notebooks include Acer ConceptD 7, Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED/AERO 17 HDR, BOXX GoBOXX SLM 15/17, Dell Precision 7540/7740, HP ZBook 15/17, Lenovo ThinkPad P53, Microstar P65 Creator/P75 Creator/WS65/WS75/WE75 and Leiser Blade 15 Studio.

The latest releases include:

  • Legion Y740 Studio NotebookSeventeen inches and fifteen inches, with RTX 2080, will be available this autumn.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P53/P73 Mobile Workstation17 inches and 15 inches, carrying Quadro RTX 5000, P53 is on the market, P73 will be available in August.
  • Dell Precision 7540/7740 Mobile WorkstationHighest Quadro RTX 5000 is on the market today.
  • HP ZBook 15/17 Mobile WorkstationEquipped with Quadro RTX, the 17-inch model carries up to Quadro RTX 5000.
  • BOXX GoBOXX SLM Mobile Workstation15 inch model with Quadro RTX 3000, 17 inch version with Quadro RTX 4000/3000.


RTX Studio notebooks and mobile workstations are part of the NVIDIA Studio platform. The hardware is based on RTX GPU, includingRTX 2080/2070/2060, Quadro RTX 5000/4000/3000Many products also have Max-Q design and 4K screen. Software is equipped with special SDK development kit and Studio driver. Those who meet the strict requirements of software and hardware are affixed with RTX Studio certification logo.

The platform's systems and drivers support rigorous hardware and software testing, and are suitable for top-level creative applications and workflows. Quadro RTX also has ISV authentication, IT management tools, advanced video and display functions.

Among them,Quadro RTX 5000 has 3072 stream processors, equivalent to RTX 2080 Super, and also matches the industry's largest 16GB of memory.It can start several advanced applications to create at the same time, or support the traditional work such as large 3D models that can only be accomplished through desktop PC.

In terms of application software,NVIDIA RTX Studio supports more than 40 creative and design programs, all of which support RTX On acceleration and optimize workflow through ray tracing and AI.Adobe, Autodesk and Blackmagic Design have also demonstrated their software support for RTX.

At the same time, NVIDIA also announced the launch of a new NVIDIA Studio Driver driver to further optimize OTOY Octane Render, Blender, Autodesk Arnold, Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe Substance Painter, Magix VEGAS Pro and other applications, and support 30-bit color in OpenGL programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, etc. More than the previous 24-bit color.


In addition, at the conference, NVIDIA expert Morgan McGuire revealed that,They anticipate that the first A A-level game, which is explicitly stated in the configuration requirements, will be launched around 2023 with the support of ray-tracing graphics cards.

In other words, video cards that support ray tracing will be ubiquitous in 2023, almost universal in the hands of users.


However, this seems to indicate that ray tracing has a long way to go, and the first generation RTX graphics card has obviously more components.

You know, NVIDIA specially developed Turing (Turing) core for ray tracing technology, but in fact, there are still few games on the market that better support real-time ray tracing. AMD is also repeatedly asked to respond in a timely manner. They think that the current light tracing is not mature and they do not want to rush, but hope to wait until the whole set of students. Get on the horse when you're ready.

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