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Which laptop shall I purchase,if I am planning to run gazebo simulation in future?

asked 2017-12-23 12:33:40 -0500

Vivek Mamidala gravatar image

I am planning to buy a laptop with i5 7th gen processor and gpu as 920 mx gddr5 2gb or 940 mx gddr5 2gb or 940mx gddr5 4 gb.i got to know that any nvdia gpu will work fine.but my question is the gpu I mentioned above is too low to run gazebo robot simulations?if yes,which gpu shall I need to have(integrated/ Amd/ Nvidia)?

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I am in an identical situation. Could you please share what you bought, what you do with it, and how it performs? Thank you!

rnsc gravatar imagernsc ( 2018-02-27 11:44:22 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-12-28 17:15:31 -0500

Jose Luis Rivero gravatar image

From my experience: I've being using an ASUS with an Nvidia GT650M graphic card for some time to develop and use Gazebo. The support for hybrids (Intel + NVIDIA) graphic cards on Ubuntu was a pain until the release of Ubuntu Xenial. Starting from the Xenial release, the PRIME support works well although it still does not support the "on demand change" of the graphic card, which means that you need to choose one or another from nvidia-settings.

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Thanks for you answer :) . I have finally decided to buy 940mx gddr5 4gb Lenovo IdeaPad 520.please let me know whether I can run gazebo smoothly?

Vivek Mamidala gravatar imageVivek Mamidala ( 2017-12-28 22:19:47 -0500 )edit

Sorry for I have no other experience with any of the modern Nvidia cards. I would hope them to work just fine but can not guarantee.

Jose Luis Rivero gravatar imageJose Luis Rivero ( 2018-01-02 13:03:34 -0500 )edit
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