Does not meet V7 requirements - but runs V7

My four or five year old laptop does not meet V7 “requirements” but I use it with V7.

Actually it meets the actual requirements but not the video memory recommendaton as it has 2 GB of Video RAM and the recommendation is 4 GB of Video RAM… I use it with textured meshs that have a total of 15 million or more faces. Performance is generally satisfactory. With very large meshes video performance does lag substantialy unless I turn off Show mesh wires, I don’t do multi-pass rendering.

The reason for posting this is not to suggest anyone buying a new computer should ignore the recomendations linked above. Instead it is to let potential users with hardware which does not have 4 GB of video memory that they may be able to use Rhino for their purposes on their current hardware.

Also, those who respond to questins on this forum may want to differentiate between the requirements for Rhino to function and the recommendations. Their use of Rhino, particularlly if they render, may be different from some other users…

Rhino 7 SR13 2021-11-16 (Rhino 7, 7.13.21320.13001, Git hash:master @ e803eedb640e6d2f37b95fd3d0eac5af5532def7)
License type: Commercial, build 2021-11-16
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10.0.19042 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 12Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [89% battery remaining]

Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 11-4-2020 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 3 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (NVidia) Memory: 2GB, Driver date: 6-21-2021 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 471.11
> Integrated accelerated graphics device (shares primary device ports)
- Video pass-through to primary display device

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.6 (primary GPU’s maximum)

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 6-21-2021
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 2 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\ClippingBox (4dfff1df-5f09-43ae-a044-77b115244b02)\\Rhino 6\ClippingBox.rhp “ClippingBox”
C:\Users\David Cockey\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\ColorPicker\6.0.0\ColorPicker.rhp “ColorPicker”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.13.21320.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.13.21320.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.13.21320.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.13.21320.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Users\David Cockey\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\PanelingTools\2021.3.2.446\PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools”
C:\Users\David Cockey\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\SectionTools\2020.12.7.446\SectionTools.rhp “SectionTools”