NVIDIA has announced a new generation of Studio laptops which will include its highly-anticipated RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti GPUs. Are these the ideal solution for high-res video editing on the go? Let’s take a closer look.
The latest expansion to NVIDIA’s Studio laptop program – which involves the company selecting and testing the best laptops for creators – will feature 13 new machines from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Gigabyte, MSI and Razer, all equipped with NVIDIA’s new 3050 and 3050 Ti RTX GPUs.
NVIDIA Studio laptops
According to NVIDIA’s blog about the release from senior product manager Gerardo Delgado, the GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti laptops will hugely increase the speed of video editing.
Delgado says Premiere Pro editors, for example, can expect 3.9x faster performance compared to when using a CPU alone, while Resolve colorists and editors can expect 6.8x faster performance than with a CPU. Meanwhile, 3D artists working in Blender will render at an impressive 24x faster than CPU alone.
There should also be performance gains on any GPU-accelerated AI features like Scene Edit Detection in Premiere Pro or in apps like Video Enhance AI, which uses artificial intelligence to upscale, denoise, and restore archive footage.
Artificial intelligence acceleration
Of course, NVIDIA also has several interesting AI developments of its own for the new laptops. For 3D and virtual production artists, NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) 2.0 utilizes dedicated AI processors on RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores to boost frame rates in real-time applications such as D5 Render, Unreal Engine 4 and NVIDIA Omniverse.
Meanwhile, Dynamic Boost 2.0 intelligently shifts power between the GPU, GPU memory and CPU to accelerate apps, improving battery life; and WhisperMode 2.0 controls the acoustic volume for the laptop, using AI-powered algorithms to dynamically manage the CPU, GPU and fan speed to deliver quieter acoustics.
Below is the spec breakdown to see how the 3050 and 3050 Ti compare:
|RTX 3050||RTX 3050 Ti|
|NVIDIA CUDA Cores||2048||2560|
|Ray Tracing Cores||16||20|
|Boost Clock (Mhz)||1485||1500|
|GPU Power Use||35-80W||35-80W|
|Memory Interface Width||128-bit||128-bit|
|RAM Configuration||4GB GDDR6||4GB GDDR6|
Pricing and availability
The price of the new RTX 3050 laptops starts at $799 – an impressive $200 less than an entry-level M1 MacBook Air. NVIDIA says they will be available this summer. We’ll definitely be interested to see more as they get tested over the coming months.
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