Hardware recommendations

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Hardware recommendations

Post by Grossy » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:45 pm

Seems I have to ugrade(=buy new) my hardware for Oculus Quest to connect to SimLab.
Does anyone like to share their experiences, what to look for, buying new hardware?

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Re: Hardware recommendations

Post by SimLab » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:13 pm

Hardware market is moving fast.

So I will give you my advice today which was different few months ago.

For today if you want PC based VR you should go with Oculus Rift S
For stand alone Oculus Quest.

Oculus Quest is great for training, but visually PC based VR is on a different level.

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Re: Hardware recommendations

Post by Grossy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:13 am

Hi,

I have already bought the Oculus Quest(and a new smartphone!) but I can't get it connected(Install_SimLabVRViewerOnQuest.bat) with SimLab, probably because my hardware(USB-A 3.0 under WIN7) doesn't support the technical requirements of the necessary USB Drivers for Oculus(=win10).
With so many different platforms today, communicaticating between them it is getting pretty complex(and expensive).
So I'm looking for a new computer that runs win10.

From the rendering point of view:
What processor schould one choose? is a i5 3.6GHz of the 9th generation faster than a i7 3.0GHz of the 7th generation?
How many cores does SimLab support and is it also support by the operating system and so on...?
Does it(also) make use of modern GPU capabilties(CUDA; OPTIX; OpenGL) and if so what specs schould be considered?

To avoid a desinvestment it is also important to know in wich direction is SimLab(and SimLab supported devices) are develloping. Don't need 4K right now but what does it look like in the near future?

Comparing apples to oranges or is there a Benchmark for rendering with SimLab?

So what are or have been your considderations when investing in a new computer and what are your preffered information points(internet links)?


*Im still running SimLab2014 on my old Dell Vostro 3750, it is as fast as SimLab9.

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Re: Hardware recommendations

Post by Grossy » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:32 pm

o.k. let's narrow the qustion down a bit
and start with the Graphic cards.
What kind of architecture will boost SimLab's
performance best for now and the years to come?

Nvidia Turing vs Volta v Pascal GPU Comparison:
(March 17, 2019)
https://graphicscardhub.com/turing-vs-volta-v-pascal/

As I'm tending towards IAO(All In One) VR Headsets
refresch rates seem less important than rendering capacities.
Or not?

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Re: Hardware recommendations

Post by SimLab » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:49 pm

For PC based VR, video card is a good investment.

Nvidia 2080 is the best if you can afford it that would be a good investment

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