What are the nTopology system requirements?

Question:

What are the minimum system specifications are required to meet functionality and stability demands? What are the suggested computing requirements for high-performance?

Applies to:

  • nTopology
  • Cloud licensing
  • Local licensing

Answer:

  Minimum Recommended High-Performance

Operating System

Windows 10, 64-bit

Windows 10, 64-bit

Windows 10, 64-bit

CPU

8th Generation Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

8th Generation Intel Core i7, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or better

AMD Threadripper 3970x,  Intel Xeon W-3175X or better

Memory

16GB RAM

64GB RAM

128GB RAM or more

Storage

500GB

500GB SSD with at least 10% Free Space

M.2 500GB SSD with at least 10% Free Space

Graphics Card

Open GL 4.3 compliant Graphics Card with 4GB VRAM

NVIDIA Quadro P2200, AMD Radeon Pro W 5500 or better

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000, AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 or better

Graphics Card Driver

Visit your graphics card manufacturer's support page to download the latest.

nTopology cannot offer technical assistance for systems with unsupported configurations.

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  • Hello!
    At our University I use a rather old-spec PC (2009-2010) with a GPU (Nvidia GT240) that does not cover NTopology minimum requirements for OpenGL version (it supports 3.3 vs. 4.3 minimum required, has 1Gb RAM vs. 4Gb) . As a result, after the relevant pop-up window on opening, the program crashes as soon as I open/import a geometrical model.
    The obvious solution is upgrading the PC's GPU, to one that covers the minimum requirements for NTopology, which is a costly solution that I will currently have to pay personally.
    So the question is: Given that a minimum requirement compliant GPU (e.g. Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 Ti 4GB or Quadro P1000 4GB) currently will cost me between 300-400 Euros, am I OK to run NTopology with a much cheaper GPU that supports OpenGL 4.5 or 4.6 but with 2Gb of RAM (e.g. GeForce GT 710 2GB or GeForce GT 1030 2GB or Quadro P620 2GB or Quadro P400 2GB) with a much lower cost between 90-200Euros?
    If yes, which one would be most recommended? And what's the trade-off?
    I'm very eager to start working with NTopology edu at the office with the rest of my research team, so I'm very much anticipating your advice.
    Thanks a lot,
    Stamatis Polydoras,
    PhD, ME
    Laboratory Teaching Personnel
    School of ME
    NTUA
    Greece

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