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NVIDIA's Quadro RTX 6000 should be the most powerful laptop GPU ever

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With the introduction of RTX Studio, NVIDIA put its gaming RTX GPUs on a nearly equal footing with more costly professional Quadro products. Now, it has given content creators a reason to spend the extra cash with the launch of the RTX Quadro 6000 mobile GPU, first arriving to the ASUS StudioBook. With 24GB of high-speed memory and performance nearly equal to its desktop counterpart, the mobile version should soundly thrash any GeForce RTX 2080 8GB or Quadro 5000 16GB laptop.

NVIDIA has promised video editing, 3D rendering and graphics performance nearly on par with the full desktop-sized $4,000 Quadro RTX 6000 card. We don't yet know the specs on the laptop version, but the desktop RTX 6000 has 4,608 CUDA, 576 Tensor and 72 RT cores, compared to 4,352 CUDA, 544 Tensor and 68 RT cores on the RTX 2080 Ti.

At the same time, NVIDIA has a new type of laptop cooling system that keeps the keyboard at ambient skin temperature so it's cool to the touch. It also allows for 4K 120Hz displays, slim power adapters and new Optimus tech that auto-switches between NVIDIA and Intel graphics for performance or power saving as needed. That's on top of the usual Turing RT and Tensor cores used for real-time ray-tracing on supported games.

All of this is packed into a portable 15-inch laptop form factor. "The new mobile RTX 6000 ... brings identical R3D decode performance to its desktop counterpart," said RED camera President Jarred Land. Note that laptops using this card are bound to be very expensive, though ASUS hasn't detailed pricing yet. However, it also unveiled laptops like the Acer ConceptD 5 running Quadro RTX 3000 and RTX 2060 GPUs which should be more reasonable in price.


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