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The technical tools to get the most out of your job as a creative professional

For creative professionals, the elusive state of flow involves a special alchemy. It takes focus and dedication, of course – creatives often spend hours deep in the artistic process, tweaking and adjusting until the final product is perfect.

But flow is more than just a mental state. This means having the right tools on hand. Any artist who works in a digital medium knows the importance of powerful technology to support their creative vision.

Maintaining flow is hard enough, even without latency or other issues caused by outdated technology. After all, the stream is tricky – it can be easily interrupted by, for example, video playback stopping or an image refusing to display properly. An application crash is equivalent to a total derailment.

If you’re a creative professional struggling with an old or inadequate technical setup, it’s time to consider an upgrade. NVIDIA Studio, a hardware and software platform that can help improve the performance of creative applications, may be just the tool you need to take your workflow to the next level.

Here’s a breakdown of NVIDIA Studio’s features, including how its highly advanced GPUs in PCSpecialist’s NVIDIA Studio PCs help you do any job more efficiently.

Why is a top-notch tech stack important for creatives?

Every creative is familiar with the sinking feeling of a fast approaching deadline while staring helplessly at a “reel of death”. If you’re working on an older device, your computer or laptop might not be able to handle the high bandwidth demands of creative work like 8K video editing, animations or simulations, or designing for reality augmented or virtual (AR/VR).

There are a number of reasons why you might find yourself in such a bind. A poorly equipped or outdated graphics processing unit (GPU), for example, could be a major culprit. GPUs support many creative tasks, and a robust GPU is necessary for many of today’s most innovative disciplines, such as video editing or game design.

“GPUs support many creative tasks, and a robust processor is necessary for many of today’s most innovative disciplines, such as video editing or game design.”

Finding a device with the RTX Studio badge is one way to make sure you’re investing in technology that’s advanced enough to meet all of your creative needs. This badge is awarded to PCs that meet a carefully selected set of hardware and software specifications. The components have been thoroughly tested to ensure that they are sufficiently compatible with major creative applications, workflows and tasks.

By opting for a GeForce RTX Studio-branded product, creators can easily identify devices guaranteed to deliver the best out-of-the-box experience, so you can get back to the creative work that drives you as quickly as possible.

RTX GPU Specifications and Technical Considerations

The GPU has a major impact on a device’s performance when it comes to bandwidth-intensive tasks like playing or designing video games, using artificial intelligence or machine learning (AI/ML) in creative applications, or produce high-quality content that requires a lot of memory. The GPU is largely responsible for determining rendering speed, which means it’s an especially important consideration for professionals who work with complex simulations, animations, and more.

The GeForce RTX 30-series GPU offers a number of features to make your creative flow as uninterrupted as possible, at least from a technical standpoint. The Ray Tracing Core (RT Core), for example, assists tasks such as 3D modeling by enabling incredibly detailed scenes with realistic shadows, reflections and lighting effects.

AI also plays an important role in streamlining the creative process. This helps reduce the time you have to spend on repetitive and mundane tasks – denoising 3D apps, tracking objects, color matching, tagging faces in photos or videos, and more. NVIDIA’s Tensor Core is a handy piece of hardware that accelerates these AI functions. With built-in AI assistance features, you can automate common workflows, saving you valuable time and effort in the process.

NVIDIA’s impressive GPUs also feature the NVDEC/NVENC encoder/decoder, which is especially vital for video projects, helping you edit video up to 8K faster and more seamlessly.

Finally, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30-Series GPUs include Computer Unified Device Architecture (CUDA), a parallel computing platform that ensures the GPU has the raw computing power needed for peak performance. For creatives, this means faster, less cumbersome design, editing, and ultimately delivery of assets—meaning less stressful deadlines.

PCSpecialist PC with the NVIDIA Seal of Approval

If you’re looking for a new device to power your next creative project, look no further than an NVIDIA Studio validated machine from PCSpecialist tailored to your exact needs.

PCSpecialist has nine incredibly powerful RTX devices to consider, three of which we’ve detailed below:

  • PCSpecialist Vector Q40I RTX 3050 PC: For photo editors or professionals who frequently work in Lightroom or Photoshop, this device has all the bells and whistles you need to create impressive static images.
  • PCSpecialist Vector R80I RTX 3070 Ti PC: It’s a complete all-in-one solution for professionals across a wide range of creative disciplines, from video editors to architects.
  • PCSpecialist Vector T9A – PC RTX 3090: For creators who work with larger memory use cases – regularly producing large models, highly detailed scenes, or high-resolution textures – this workhorse has all the power you need in a sleek package.

Software and application support

NVIDIA Studio drivers ensure high-level performance in over 75 creative applications, including the world’s most popular applications for 3D design, video, and photography. It also includes access to proprietary platforms like NVIDIA Broadcast, an app that lets you turn any room into a home broadcast studio with AI-enhanced voice and video, and NVIDIA Canvas, a painting app that lets you harness the power of AI to transform simple brushstrokes into realistic landscapes.

Get the most out of your everyday creative applications such as:

  • Adobe Lightroom: NVIDIA Studio’s AI-powered features speed up rendering time, enabling much faster photo enhancements, even when working with large numbers of images. AI also helps create “super resolution”, which ensures ultra-high image quality with sharp edges, even in very large photos.
  • Adobe Photoshop: With “neural filters”, another AI feature, complex adjustments to images that used to take hours are now possible in seconds. You can also create amazing portraits with intuitive features like a slider that makes it easy to change facial features.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro: Easily crop content for vertical video or automatically detect scenes that need to be trimmed, trimmed or labeled. With NVENC/NVDEC encoding and decoding engines, you will experience accelerated encoding and timeline performance.
  • Blender: The Cycles or CyclesX rendering engine leverages the features of the RTX GPU to make 3D workloads more efficient. Build and adjust your designs with minimal lag, speed up final image rendering, and get real-time feedback on how changes to your model or scene impact final outputs – no render testing is necessary.
  • Davinci Resolution: Experiment with GPU-accelerated color grading, video editing, and color extents. The built-in encoder and decoder speed up video transcoding, while RTX-accelerated AI enables easy face recognition. Plus, you can auto-tag clips, track effects, and create seamless video super resolution.
  • Unity: NVIDIA RTX GPUs enable features like ray-traced shadows, reflections, and more. Improve the graphical fidelity and complexity of your game designs, and even speed up your scene design process.

The list goes on: whether you’re looking to create hyper-realistic 3D models, design VR video games, or edit complex 8K video projects, NVIDIA Studio offers seamless integration with apps like Autodesk, Maya, 3DS Max, Octane, Cinema 4D, Adobe Substance, Adobe Media Encoder, Keyshot, Unreal Engine 4 and 5 — and many more.

Performance meets reliability and stability

Robust and reliable hardware and software are not only a matter of convenience, but also a means of refining your creative flow. You can say goodbye to the dreaded reel of death for good – and maybe even impress your customers by hitting deadlines sooner than expected.

“You can say goodbye to the dreaded reel of death for good – and maybe even impress your customers by meeting deadlines sooner than expected.”

With an integrated RTX GPU, a stack of specialized software development kits (SDKs), and dedicated studio drivers, NVIDIA Studio is the faithful companion of any art professional. You provide the creative intelligence, and Studio provides all the technical firepower to bring the most fantastic ideas to life.

Browse the PCSpecialist range of NVIDIA Studio systems here, view spec recommendations, and configure a machine that meets your exact creative needs.