[Bf-committers] Minimal Blender specs - 5 year old systems & OS

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Tue Jan 29 15:48:55 CET 2013

Hi Dan,

Tablets are all multicore and have OpenGL ES 2 or 3, which is quite modern compared to what we use now.


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

On 29 Jan, 2013, at 15:06, Dan Eicher wrote:

> IDK, I think a lot of users get hand-me-downs and there seems to be a trend
> of lower power (energy efficient) computer being made these days. Not to
> mention if blender ever gets fully ported to tablet-like devices.
> It might be better to target OS versions rather than hardware specs since
> computers haven't really advanced that much over the last five years other
> than throwing more cores at the problem. Something produced five years ago
> can still do 99% of what the average user needs and this target audience is
> probably a lot bigger than the amount of people that can plunk $1k down on
> a upscale box.
> As an aside, both of my working computers (a netbook & 5+ year old laptop)
> don't fall within these specs and aren't really good at *using* blender but
> are still good for testing.
> Dan
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