Requirements for Tensorflow and Deep Learning

Do I need a GPU for deep learning with TensorFlow and Keras? I am a beginner to Machine Learning and Deep Learning, although I consider myself to be an intermediate Python programmer. I currently have an Intel Core i5 660 3.3 GHz and no GPU besides 4 GB of Ram and an SSD for improving the speed. Should I use Google Colab (for the GPU) or can I do well with Jupyter Notebook?

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Hi @Trinabh_Datta,

Welcome to the TF Forum!

If you’re a beginner to machine learning and deep learning, you don’t necessarily need a GPU to get started. You can do well with Jupyter Notebook, especially if you’re just learning the basics.
If your dataset is larger and you want to train more complex models, it is more computationally expensive to train a model.You’ll definitely need a GPU.

Google Colab is a free online platform that provides access to GPUs. This makes it a great option for beginners who want to experiment with deep learning without having to invest in their own hardware.

Please let me know if it helps you.


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