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laptop recommendation for MATLAB

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Scott Strathman
Scott Strathman on 16 Jun 2017
Answered: Walter Roberson on 16 Jun 2017
I am interested in buying a new laptop. Which would work better for MATLAB: a gaming computer with a GPU, or a mobile workstation? Thank you!

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Jun 2017
GPUs are only used by MATLAB if you have the parallel computing toolbox and an Nvidia gpu and you program gpu access. If using gpu for computing is something you want to do then you should think about single vs double precision, as some Nvidia gpu run double precision at 1/32 of the single precision rate, and some run at 1/24 of the single precision rate, and some run at 1/8 the single precision rate (my memory tells me). Gaming system gpu are typically fast single precision but no better than 1/24 for double.

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