NVIDIA’s RTX 3090 meets our 2U Nano: the perfect combo for vMix

Posted by Geoff Undrell on: in: Development Projects, Products

It’s no secret that NVIDIA’s recent stock shortages have meant their graphics cards have been almost impossible to come by of late, however we’re very pleased to confirm that we’ve now managed to get our hands on several cards from their latest RTX 30 series. The most powerful GPUs to ever emerge from NVIDIA to date, these graphics cards are great news for anyone currently using popular video production software, vMix. Even better news is that we’ve engineered a solution to fit these new cards, including their flagship RTX 3090, into our high-performing 2U Nano. Impressively portable, the 2U Nano is ideal for hosting production software in sound- and space-sensitive environments. The perfect fit for a flight case thanks to its ultra-short-depth, it offers exceptional performance for both fixed installations and AV professionals on the move.

Why vMix?

We’ve seen a huge surge in demand from our customers for rack mount PCs able to host vMix’s live production and streaming software over recent months. This is largely down to the impact COVID-19 has had on the events industry – with so many previously physical events around the globe now going all-digital, vMix is fast becoming a go-to solution for streaming live events in real-time. Many more AV professionals are now looking to harness vMix’s capabilities and features as a result, but without the right machine and suitable graphics cards behind it, the software can very quickly run into performance issues.

A compact solution for colossal performance

The problem is, many AV installations that utilise vMix are restricted when it comes to rack space, and so require compact solutions that are still able to maximise the full potential of graphics performance, which can be difficult to achieve. This is particularly true of NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series of GPUs. Due to the colossal amount of graphics performance the cards make possible, they are actually that much deeper than their predecessors. Requiring 2.2 slots as opposed to dual-width, they are often better suited to larger servers able to accommodate their increased size. Knowing how many of our AV customers work in environments where space is a premium, we immediately set about redesigning part of our 2U Nano’s chassis to enable the cards to fit comfortably inside a much smaller form factor. An outstanding rack mount solution for a broad range of production software due to its portability, it was the perfect choice for vMix.

Now great graphics can be added to the mix

Our innovative redesign of the 2U Nano combined with the improved ray tracing functionality and impressive power offered by NVIDIA’s RTX 3090 GPU now provides the ideal solution for vMix. By making it possible for customers to enjoy the RTX 3090 within such a compact chassis, vMix’s capabilities can now be optimised in a much wider variety of environments, flexibility which could prove a game-changer when it comes to getting the most out of your graphics performance.

If you would like to learn more about why the 2U Nano is the perfect fit for vMix, or discover how you can harness the power of NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series, please get in touch with one of the team.