Nvidia Announces GeForce RTX 40 Series: Boosting AI Performance and Cryptography in DaVinci Resolve – YMCinema

Nvidia has announced a new flagship series of GeForce RTX GPUs: the 4080 and 4090. Incorporating a new architecture, titled Ada Lovelace, containing AV1 dual 8th generation encoders, to dramatically accelerate raw HD videos. Moreover, this new architecture can improve the AI ​​performance of DaVinci Resolve. Read on.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Photo: Nvidia

The GeForce RTX 40 series is the next generation GPU from Nvidia and includes a new architecture titled Ada Lovelace (English mathematician and writer). There are two cards: the RTX 4080 and the higher 4090 (which will be available next month (October 12, 2022). Nvidia already offers the RTX 4080 in two models, one with 12GB GDDR6X memory and the other with 16GB GDDR6X memory, and Nvidia claims it is 2-4 times faster than the RTX The current 3080 Ti As for the 4090, it will ship with a massive 24GB of GDDR6X memory, both of which are very power efficient, Nvidia claims.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Photo: Nvidia
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Photo: Nvidia

According to Nvidia, new 8th generation dual AV1 encoders and custom hardware on the new GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs provide significant enhancements for both video editors and live streaming. Video editors cut export times in half, and updated tensor cores will boost performance in AI tools by 70%. DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro both add support for AV1 and double encryption. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the contribution of the RTX 40 to video editors and colorists:

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090: Video Codec
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090: Video Codec

What are the advantages of dual encoders in the RTX 40 series GPUs?

NVIDIA’s 8th Generation (NVENC) encoder with dual encoders runs in parallel and can automatically split work to double the output, enabling video export up to twice the previous generation. AV1 support from eight generations of NVENC provides 40% more efficient compression over H.264 for high-quality live streams.

How do RTX 40 Series GPUs take advantage of AI-assisted creative workflows?

AI tools will see up to 2x faster speed with 4th generation Tensor cores, making it easy to add advanced effects for even aspiring video editors, and automating tedious tasks for professionals. Some of these tools in DaVinci Resolve that we’ve highlighted include Super Scale, Speed ​​Warp, Video Rotoscoping with Magic Mask, depth estimation, and surface tracking.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 Series in DaVinci Resolve - AI Enhancements.  Photo: Nvidia
Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 Series in DaVinci Resolve – AI Enhancements. Photo: Nvidia

The new GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs will increase the speed at which our users can produce video through the power of artificial intelligence and double encoding – getting their work done in a fraction of the time.

Rohit Gupta, Director of Software Development at Blackmagic Design

“The new GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs will increase the speed at which our users are able to produce video through the power of artificial intelligence and double encoding – completing their work in a fraction of the time,” said Rohit Gupta, Program Director. Development in Blackmagic Design. Furthermore, Nvidia states: “Professionals can now automate tedious tasks, while aspiring filmmakers can easily add stylish effects.”

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Photo: Nvidia
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Photo: Nvidia

RTX 40 GPUs aim to improve and enhance the effectiveness of complex AI tasks in Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. For example: Rotoscoping – the process of highlighting a portion of action shots, usually performed frame by frame – can now be performed almost instantaneously with the AI-powered “Object Select Mask” tool, Resolve. With GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, this feature is 70% faster than the previous generation. Explore the demo below titled “Faster Video Editing with GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs and DaVinci Resolve” and focus on Resolve’s enhanced AI capabilities with RTX 40:

We’ve heard that before. However, Nvidia assures that this powerful RTX 40 series GPU will eliminate the need to create proxies. As we mentioned: “Content creators using GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs also benefit from accelerating existing integrations in top video-editing applications. GPU-accelerated effects and decoding saves countless time by enabling work with ultra-high-resolution RAW footage in real time.” in REDCINE-X PRO, DaVinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere Pro, without the need for proxies.”

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Photo: Nvidia
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Photo: Nvidia

As mentioned, 4,090 will be available next month (October 2022). There is no date for the 4080, but it is expected to be released in a month or so. As for pricing: the RTX 4080 (12 GB) is $900, and the RTX 4090 is $1,500.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Photo: Nvidia
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. Photo: Nvidia

The GeForce RTX 40’s added value in editing appears to consist of two parameters: AI, and 8K encryption of raw files. We expect Resolve’s next update to include compatibility with RTX 40. Then it will be interesting to compare export times and AI rendering on Resolve with the RTX 4090, the latest Apple Silicon Mac. Then make the same comparison but with the M2 MacBook Pro versus the RTX Studio with 4090 GPU. Who will win?

Products List

Here are the products mentioned in the article, and links to purchase them from authorized dealers.

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU
  • Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 18 Studio with Speed ​​Editor