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-====== Hardware Guidelines for Rhinoceros ​5 ====== +====== Hardware Guidelines for Rhino 5 ====== 
-Robert McNeel & Associates does not do extensive or scientific hardware testing. We rely on reports from users (either ​directly ​through technical support or on the [[http://​v5.rhino3d.com/​|Forum]]) and our own hardware purchases for opinions on what equipment works best with Rhino. ​+Robert McNeel & Associates does not do extensive or scientific hardware testing. We rely on reports from users (either through technical support or on the [[http://​v5.rhino3d.com/​|Forum]]) and our own hardware purchases for opinions on what equipment works best with Rhino. ​
  
-Therefore, we do not provide any kind of hardware recommendations for running Rhino, only **baseline requirements or guidelines**. ​ We do recommend that you purchase ​the most "state of the art" ​computer possible when building a new system. ​+So, we do not provide any kind of hardware recommendations for running Rhino, only **baseline requirements or guidelines**. ​ We do recommend that you buy the most state-of-the-art computer possible when building a new system. ​
  
-==== Buy ==== +====What to buy ==== 
-  * **The fastest ​the processor (CPU)**. +  * **The fastest processor (CPU)**. 
-  * **The fastest ​the hard drive**. +  * **The fastest hard drive**. 
-  * **A card that supports Rhino'​s display features**. +  * **A card that supports Rhino'​s display features**. Generally this means good OpenGL support. Also the more video memory you have the more efficient Rhino will be with its display features. ​But, the more video memory on the card, the more expensive the price of the card. See more details on video cards [[http://​wiki.mcneel.com/​rhino/​rhino5videocards|here]]. 
-    * Generally this means good OpenGL support. Also the more video memory you have the more efficient Rhino will be with its display features. ​However, the more video memory on the card, the more expensive the price of the card. See more details on video cards [[http://​wiki.mcneel.com/​rhino/​rhino5videocards|here]]. +  * **Lots of RAM memory.** The more you have, the better things will be. Rhino 5 64-bit can use all of this. It is common ​to find Rhino users with 16GB~32GB on their computers. 
-  * **Lots of RAM Memory**  +  * **Solid State Hard Drives (SSD).** This greatly ​improves ​drive access. ​
-    ​* The more you have, the better things will be. Rhino 5 64-bit can use all of this. +
-    * It is not uncommon ​to find Rhino user with 16GB~32GB on their computers. +
-  * **Solid State Hard Drives (SSD)*+
-    ​* This improves ​drives ​access ​greatly+
  
-Ask your hardware provider what is currently the "fastest" ​available. This is a "moving target". Also ask the Rhino Community through the [[http://​v5.rhino3d.com/​|Forum]] what works and what they like. Again this is always changing.+Ask your hardware provider what is currently the fastest available. This is a moving target. Also ask the Rhino Community through the [[http://​v5.rhino3d.com/​|Forum]] what works and what they like. Again this is always changing.
  
-It is also recommended ​that you buy a computer that offers a 30 day return policy. Test it with Rhino and other applications heavily during this period and return it if it does not meet your expectations.+We also recommend ​that you buy a computer that offers a 30 day return policy. Test it with Rhino and other applications heavily during this period and return it if it does not meet your expectations.
  
-Also see [[http://​wiki.mcneel.com/​rhino/​rhino5videocards|Video Card Recommendation ​for Rhino 5]].+Also see [[http://​wiki.mcneel.com/​rhino/​rhino5videocards|Video Card Recommendations ​for Rhino 5]].
  
 ==== More on video cards ==== ==== More on video cards ====
  
-  * In general, look for cards that will support all of Rhino’s display features. ​However, performance and speed is highly subjective and results are mostly determined by an individual’s level of expectations.  +  * In general, look for cards that support all of Rhino’s display features. ​But, performance and speed is highly subjective and results are mostly determined by an individual’s level of expectations.  
-  * We have never seen any measurable ​advantages ​of choosing the Quadro over the GeForce model card, as both appear to perform and run Rhino in much the same way.  +  * We have never seen measurable ​advantage ​of choosing the Quadro over the GeForce model card, as both appear to perform and run Rhino in much the same way.  
-  * So it really ​comes down to cost and budgeting, and GeForce cards are usually significantly less money, but certainly ​are not less in power or performance.+  * So it comes down to cost and budgeting, and GeForce cards are usually significantly less money, but are not less in power or performance.
   * This is very subjective, and very dependent on the actual meshes, their size and even their topology. There is no way anyone can know for certain how well Rhino is going to meet some user’s expectations based on which video card they buy.    * This is very subjective, and very dependent on the actual meshes, their size and even their topology. There is no way anyone can know for certain how well Rhino is going to meet some user’s expectations based on which video card they buy. 
-  * In summary, money spent on video card does not translate into speed. ​+  * In summary, money spent on video card does not translate into speed. ​
  
 March 21, 2013 March 21, 2013
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