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Architectural Innovation

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012, 12:28:29 am »
February 07, 2012, 12:28:29 am
jordon2320,

i meant to review the Origin PC i purchased but never got the time. Let me just say that i have NEVER been so pleased with a computer, from top to bottom, as i have with been with this Origin desktop. I posted the specs on the forum so i wont bore you with details but the gtx 580 graphics card is worth every penny. the performance of the machine has been awesome.

the entire process was painless. the guys on the phone were informative and patient and helped steer me into the perfect build out for the price.

the shipping was incredible. it showed up in a solid wooden box reminiscent of the box that carried the arc of the covenant in raiders of the lost arc. :) not as big of course, but way cool.

i am huge fan now and plan to purchase another machine for home and maybe their rebranded clevo laptops too.

i hope it works out. let us know what you decide.

bob
Robert A. Christman

jordan230

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2012, 04:04:55 am »
February 07, 2012, 04:04:55 am
jordon2320,

i meant to review the Origin PC i purchased but never got the time. Let me just say that i have NEVER been so pleased with a computer, from top to bottom, as i have with been with this Origin desktop. I posted the specs on the forum so i wont bore you with details but the gtx 580 graphics card is worth every penny. the performance of the machine has been awesome.

the entire process was painless. the guys on the phone were informative and patient and helped steer me into the perfect build out for the price.

the shipping was incredible. it showed up in a solid wooden box reminiscent of the box that carried the arc of the covenant in raiders of the lost arc. :) not as big of course, but way cool.

i am huge fan now and plan to purchase another machine for home and maybe their rebranded clevo laptops too.

i hope it works out. let us know what you decide.

bob

thank you for your response...  8)

I think i may go with the origin PC desktop.. i let you know my specs later. thanks again!!!

kais Jacob

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2012, 09:28:41 am »
February 07, 2012, 09:28:41 am
Bonjour  
 what do you think ?
 I use Labtop DELL XPS L701x : Intel i7-740QM(1,73GHz - 8 cores) Mobile CPU
Ram : 8 GB
Graphics : 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
Windows 7 Professional (64 BIT)
Labtop works perfect & smooth with ( Lumion ) 64bit
I notice fan work as long as I am in aposition Lumion
I am now one year with Lumion

yak

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2012, 08:00:11 pm »
February 07, 2012, 08:00:11 pm
I have not had time to read the entire thread, I recently returned an i7 laptop after 2 weeks of use. I found it impossible to use constantly all day, my wrists were starting to ache.

Chewbacca

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2012, 03:59:42 am »
February 10, 2012, 03:59:42 am
Hi guys, thanks for your helpful information.. So far i think that the gtx 580m is the best video card for laptop and mobility (2,017 passmark points).good for medium size scenes. In conclusion, it all depends onthe size of the scene you are working.. It it looks like cpencer had work larger scenes and everything work fine with a gtx 580m video card, thats interesting!!

I will like to share some useful information Morten informed me some time ago.. It help me a lot for my future decision. Thanks morten:http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

"Anything below 1000 PassMark points will usually not be able to render images/videos in Lumion.
 
For relatively simple scenes, you can get by with a card that has about 1,500 PassMark points

If you want to use Lumion for slightly more complex scenes, you'll need a card with say, at least 2,500 PassMark points (avoid Quadro and FirePro cards).

And very complex scenes would benefit from a card with at least 3,000 PassMark points."

Thanks again for all your responses!

I too am in the market for a new laptop.  I am currently using a GeForce GTX 285M with 6 g of ram.  I was surprised to see GeForce GTX 285M passmark score is only 901 and I have ran some  large scenes with this machine.   I have some big projects coming up so I think I will bump up to gtx 580.   Anyone here running a Radeon HD 6900M series?  Seems to beat out the geforce M cards on this passmark test.

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2012, 11:33:47 am »
February 10, 2012, 11:33:47 am
I was surprised to see GeForce GTX 285M passmark score is only 901 and I have ran some  large scenes with this machine.

Thanks for sharing your experiences with the 285M, Chewbacca. That card is from 2009, and in the reviews they seem to compare it to the GeForce 9800 GTX.

You mentioned that it handled large scenes well. How large were the scenes in terms of the total vertex count? And what sort of frame rates were you getting and what was the resolution of the Lumion window? (Turn on the FPS button in the Settings menu, and look for the vertex number in the top right corner).

TIP: Performance is very much affected by the resolution of the Lumion window. The lower the resolution, the better your framerate. I assume you're using an MSI GT660? If so, the maximum resolution is 1366 x 768. If you try to connect it to an external monitor with a higher resolution, eg, 1920x1200, the framerate in Lumion will be significantly worse.
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Chewbacca

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2012, 04:35:18 pm »
February 10, 2012, 04:35:18 pm
Thanks for sharing your experiences with the 285M, Chewbacca. That card is from 2009, and in the reviews they seem to compare it to the GeForce 9800 GTX.

You mentioned that it handled large scenes well. How large were the scenes in terms of the total vertex count? And what sort of frame rates were you getting and what was the resolution of the Lumion window? (Turn on the FPS button in the Settings menu, and look for the vertex number in the top right corner).

TIP: Performance is very much affected by the resolution of the Lumion window. The lower the resolution, the better your framerate. I assume you're using an MSI GT660? If so, the maximum resolution is 1366 x 768. If you try to connect it to an external monitor with a higher resolution, eg, 1920x1200, the framerate in Lumion will be significantly worse.

All i meant was i ran big scenes with this card, i would not say well.   i would have the resoultion at the lowest as well as the quality.   thanks for the tip on the external monitor.   i will post some vextex numbers when i get a chance. 

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2012, 04:38:33 pm »
February 10, 2012, 04:38:33 pm
(Thanks, that would be very useful. The PassMark scores are a bit abstract, so it always helps to see how various graphics cards handle Lumion projects)
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thecravatman

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2012, 06:26:45 pm »
February 10, 2012, 06:26:45 pm
Just before I attempt to return it to Dell or put this laptop on eBay, can anyone tell me if a Dell xps L702x i7 8meg ram with Nvidia 555m 3gb should be able to run Lumion. We are finding it crashes even when loading a clear landscape and its a blue screen, the drivers are the latest that dell distribute but not the latest Nvidia offer.
Is there any other supporting software needed for Lumion? It just runs on our desktops.
Any help gratefully received.

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2012, 06:37:51 pm »
February 10, 2012, 06:37:51 pm
We are finding it crashes even when loading a clear landscape and its a blue screen, the drivers are the latest that dell distribute but not the latest Nvidia offer.

This laptop uses Optimus technology, ie, 2 graphics cards: a slow and a fast one. You need to specify that Lumion should use the fast Nvidia card in the graphics card settings.

Search for "Optimus" in the forum to find out how to do this.
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jordan230

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2012, 04:17:30 pm »
February 11, 2012, 04:17:30 pm
ATI Radeon HD 6990M  2GB GDDR5       vs       NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580M 2GB GDDR5

any comments/suggestions... ATI Radeon HD 6990M is $300 cheaper than NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580M and has a better videocard benchmarks. Any experiences working with ATI Radeon cards and Lumion???


PassMark - G3D Mark
High End Videocards - Updated 11th of February 2012

Radeon HD 6900M.........................   2,676
GeForce GTX 580M...............................2,074

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

thecravatman

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2012, 04:54:22 pm »
February 12, 2012, 04:54:22 pm
Many thanks Morten, I have found the Nvidia control and sorted it out, still sightly under whelmed by the laptop thought and most definitely underwhelmed by Optimus technology and the control of it offered by Nvidia.

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2012, 10:52:35 pm »
February 12, 2012, 10:52:35 pm
Many thanks Morten, I have found the Nvidia control and sorted it out, still sightly under whelmed by the laptop thought and most definitely underwhelmed by Optimus technology and the control of it offered by Nvidia.

In general SLI and Optimus do not reall improve the stability of your system.

Arch-ion

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2012, 11:42:47 am »
February 17, 2012, 11:42:47 am
Hi i'lld like some help with you guys.i have the choice between two laptops,namely the MSI GX780 and the HP Pavilion DV7

the specs of the MSI GX780 are as follows:

core i5
8gb of ram
nvidia gt555m 1gb ddr5
sreen 17" @ 1080p

and the HP pavilion dv7

core i7
8gb of RAM
RADEON HD6770M 1GB ddr5
screen 17" @ 900p

what do you suggest me to go with?
thanks!

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2012, 12:40:11 pm »
February 17, 2012, 12:40:11 pm
Hi Arch-ion, there's more information in the LUMION 2: Minimum hardware requirements thread in the F.A.Q. section:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=2548.0
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