CGW has officially announced Puget Systems
Vū Virtual Production Workstation
as a recipient of the CGW Silver Edge Award (NAB 2023).
Selected by CGW's editorial team, the annual Silver Edge Awards recognize the most innovative and impressive technologies on display at the NAB Show. These best-of-show selections demonstrate remarkable advancements in the field of computer graphics.
About Puget Systems’ Vū Virtual Production Workstation
Puget Systems has partnered with Vū
to design and develop custom — and Vū branded — workstations specifically designed and spec’d for complex high-end virtual production workflows. The Vū virtual production workstation designed by Puget Systems is a rackmount system, well suited to running a LED wall for virtual production with Unreal Engine.
Additionally, Puget Systems has designed a custom, Vū-branded chassis for the new rack-mounted virtual production systems. This added value enables Vū and its entire global network of virtual production studios to proudly showcase their technologies for their own promotional purposes, or as part of a broader virtual systems integration strategy should they so choose.
Designed with AMD Threadripper PRO processors, Puget Systems virtual production rack-mounted systems for Vū offer a high number of cores for extremely fast light baking and shader compiling, while NVIDIA’s RTX A-series graphics cards offer high 3D performance combined with plenty of VRAM. Dual GPUs are supported, along with optional NVLink and Quadro Sync add-ons.
For virtual production applications, such as Unreal Engine, Puget Systems tests a variety of scenes with and without ray tracing to get a general picture of how different workflows will benefit from these new GPUs. The RTX 6000 Ada is by far the overall winner, generating 60% more frames per second than the previous generation RTX A6000. While most professional workflows, be it Virtual Production or Game Development, are not looking for extremely high frame rates for their day-to-day work, this can also be translated into being able to put more geometry and effects on screen while still maintaining their desired framerate.
AMD’s GPUs' strong rasterized performance, plus their large 32GB of VRAM, make for excellent options for the virtual production workflows.