algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Grasshopper (and indeed Rhino) can be performance critical applications since both potentially deal with large amounts of data and computations. Although we aim to make our software runnable on low-end, over-the-counter computers, you may still run into serious performance issues. We have no strict recommendation or requirements, but here are the basic rules when it comes to picking hardware for Rhino and Grasshopper:
Some further points to take into account:
* This may change in the future, but not the foreseeable future.
Thanks! That helped! I bought the hp envy 6 sleekbook last night, (8 hrs back!!!) with 64bit and an 8GB memory and 2 GB graphics card :) everything seems to be working at a much faster speed as compared to my old vaio! Thank you both, again! :)
Although we aim to make our software runnable on low-end, over-the-counter computers
I must admit that you really did it, for almost 6 years my work machine was a 2004 PC with an AMD Semprom 1.6Ghz, 2GB RAM and a GeForce 4 mx 4000 128MB (and I suspect is not working for Rhino or Gh, because in my openGL preferences Rhine says I have only 64mb of video memory), and still within a couple of months I was able to do my entire graduation thesis, modeled 95% in Gh.. So a basic pc is not an excuse thanks to you guys :D
So i'm looking at a ordering a custom laptop, and just wanted to confirm your point about processors
Intel Core I5-3320 Dual Core (2.6ghz)
would be far superior to
Intel Core I7 Quad Core 3740qm (2.7ghz)
when we are talking specifically about grasshopper/rhino.
Thanks for you advice
That depends. Are the 2.6 and 2.7 numbers per core or added over all cores? If the former then the quadcore will be faster, if the latter then the Dual Core will be faster.
David, when looking at the specs, i cant see anything that points to a different ghz per core. So i presume i have tried to outsmart myself, and in this instance the higher number is simply the higher number..
Dual Core 2.6ghz: http://ark.intel.com/products/64896
Quad Core 2.7ghz: http://ark.intel.com/products/70847
How to find out Speed of Per Core in a Processor ..
just found this website, it helped me a lot
Hello. Im hoping someone here might be able to help. Im looking to purchase a new laptop to mainly run grasshopper, working primarily with 3D voronoi cells and complex meshes and breps. I was hoping for some advice on theses 2 models in particular, a lenovo y50 and alienware 15.
Memory: 8.0GB PC3L-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 860M 4GB
Processor: Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.5GHz 1600MHz 6MB
Memory: 8 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M with 2GB GDDR5
Processor: 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Im open to other suggestions as well. My budget is probably a max of $1,300 and I am definitely looking at a laptop and not interested in desktop as I am often traveling. Any input greatly appreciated.
Well ... I would strongly recommend to spend some time here:
especially on a variety of topics explained in depth by Puget gurus (SSD, ECC, Xeon VS Ix, etc, etc).
BTW: SSD may be the hot cake of today but ... a WD RE pro series "classic" HD is the most reliable good old thing.
Thanks for these tips DR.
I have a Dell Precision 6800. Just purchased 16GB ram as my GH definition was bogging things down, up from 8GB.
Will the ram on an upgraded graphics card not help solve grasshopper calculations faster? I can fit a Nvidia Quadro K5100M that has 8GB on it.
When you say Windows goes to hard disc after RAM is maxed out, would an SSD help this as opposed to HDD?