none
Anyone running a Kinect V2 on a low end system? RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I'm interested in learning what low end systems might be capable of running a Kinect V2 sensor out of the box. There are various reports of systems that are working that are below the minimum specs (which seem to have been a bit fluid over time). I'd be interested in knowing if people are successfully and reliably using a Kinect on an NUC or Micro PC or Celeron based CPU. If you are, please post specs: RAM & CPU and model number please. This is of particular interest as a cost effective solution for supporting multiple Kinect V2s running on slave PCs.

    Thanks,

    Max

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:18 PM

All replies

  • Mainly interested in RAW data collection of colour and depth.

    For example, could something as low end as this run a Kinect, if you increased the RAM to 4GB? (NB it's never clear with Windows 8 with Bing, whether it's a 64 bit install or 32bit).

    http://www.ebuyer.com/702840-hp-260-g1-desktop-mini-pc-k8l27ea-abu?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CjwKEAjwxMetBRDJx6Sz2p7DsQ0SJADJHAqN7LcVC9Gn9aVEXuCEbBpTyToEQwRV84RzGS1vfmQeJhoCf4nw_wcB#fo_c=951&fo_k=dc5e9381e70ef8801ca262b456e4a0d3&fo_s=gplauk&mkwid=s0WJUJfFS_dc&pcrid=51482417219&pkw=&pmt=

    The reason I ask is I've seen reports of Celeron based PCs running Kinect V2s fine. Yes, I know that it depends on your application requirements...

    • Edited by Max Palmer Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:26 PM
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:19 PM
  • We're running the Kinect2 on a Intel NUC D54250WYK. With RGB and depth streams and body tracking it runs at 30 fps, with barely 10% CPU load, but about 60% GPU load. So, most likely you could go way< lower on the CPU, but not much on the GPU.
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:34 AM
  • Thanks for the information.

    Anyone else running on a low end system, perhaps even a Celeron CPU?

    Max

    Friday, July 31, 2015 9:49 AM
  • We are running an Asus VivoPC-VM40B-02 Desktop PC with Intel Celeron 1007u Processor ( Dual Core ) @ 1.5GHz with upgrades - 8GB and 128SSD. Works ok - we push it hard with live video, body tracing and IR at full 30fps. I agree with Henning if you can up the GPU you can get by with the Celeron.
    Friday, July 31, 2015 1:59 PM
  • Physmodo, are you using anything other than the Intel HD onboard graphics?

    Friday, July 31, 2015 3:35 PM
  • Nope.
    Friday, July 31, 2015 3:54 PM