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can LUMION support two graphics cards ؟!
« on: December 29, 2013, 07:58:29 pm »
December 29, 2013, 07:58:29 pm
HI ...

I decided to buy the lumion ... but One of my friends told me lumion can not suport 2 slat GPU ...
and lumion suport one of them ... |:(

is that true ?

Actually ؛ if lumion can not suport 2 slat gpu ... I do not buy it ...

I appreciate if you can give me a definitive answer ...

tnx...


byzantium1200

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Re: can LUMION support two graphics cards ؟!
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 08:12:53 pm »
December 29, 2013, 08:12:53 pm
I guess the reason you don't buy a Ferrari is because you can not fit two engines.

Xtreme-L

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Re: can LUMION support two graphics cards ؟!
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 09:07:09 pm »
December 29, 2013, 09:07:09 pm
HI ...
I decided to buy the lumion ... but One of my friends told me lumion can not suport 2 slat GPU ...
and lumion suport one of them ... |:(
is that true ?
Actually ؛ if lumion can not suport 2 slat gpu ... I do not buy it ...
I appreciate if you can give me a definitive answer ...
tnx...
LOL :D :D, Ask Chuck Norris, he can answer that.
If you want to buy it you're welcome, if you are undecided you can test free version with 2 3 4 gpu or ask again Chuck Norris

GuillaumeMaas

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Re: can LUMION support two graphics cards ؟!
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 09:13:59 pm »
December 29, 2013, 09:13:59 pm
this is said at FAQ from Lumion:

MULTIPLE GRAPHICS CARDS (SLI) AND CARDS WITH MORE THAN 1 GPU
Graphics cards with 2 GPUs split up the on-board memory in two: one memory chunk for each GPU. All 3D models and textures are mirrored in each memory chunk in order to speed up rendering, so that each GPU can render a frame independently of the other GPU. Applications have to be programmed to take advantage of this rendering technique. The developers of Lumin have followed these programming guidelines but unfortunately multiple graphics cards (SLI) or a graphics card with more than 1 GPU such as the Nvidia GTX 690 will not give you a performance boost in Lumion. In addition, Lumion will only be able to use half of the on-board memory (RAM) of cards with multiple GPUs. For those reasons, we recommend buying the fastest graphics card with a single GPU and as much on-board memory as you can afford. The Nvidia GTX Titan with 6GB RAM is currently the best choice.

link to: http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/lumion-2-minimum-hardware-requirements/
I7 3930K - 1070 8GB - 32GB RAM

Re: can LUMION support two graphics cards ؟!
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 09:33:49 pm »
December 29, 2013, 09:33:49 pm
Hi littleche

Thank you for your interest in Lumion and the question of this topic.

I have removed your duplicate (earlier by 1 minute) topic, so that members only need to reply to this one.

What is so important about having to have 2 GPU's (running in SLI), that not having it prevents you from making use of Lumion like all the other users that use it with one GPU?

Re: can LUMION support two graphics cards ؟!
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 10:14:32 pm »
December 29, 2013, 10:14:32 pm
Thank you all ...

Sorry for the bad English! :-9

I have 2 x GTx 580 ... I do not want to buy another graphics! I can not buy an additional graphics and  lumion 4 Together !!!

The result was :

lumion does not support multiple graphics? Right ?

byzantium1200

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Re: can LUMION support two graphics cards ؟!
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 10:43:35 pm »
December 29, 2013, 10:43:35 pm
GTX 580 will work fine (unless its memory gets filled in huge scenes).

Re: can LUMION support two graphics cards ؟!
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 09:14:01 am »
December 30, 2013, 09:14:01 am
Hi littleche

Thanks for clarifying, and fair enough too.  Yes, Lumion only uses 1 card.

The GTX 580 is fine for Lumion.  There are a number of users with that card.  It also shows a reasonable Lumion Benchmark rating, comparable to the 660's.

If you have not done so, please review the general guides about GPU and scenes:

1.  LUMION 3: Minimum hardware requirements

2.  Lumion Web Site: Specifications

3.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks

Re: can LUMION support two graphics cards ؟!
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 03:37:32 pm »
December 30, 2013, 03:37:32 pm
tnx peterm ...

thank you for your Simply talking ؛ I am weak in English.

I think Now work with lumion free Previous versions And buy a top graphics memory ...

And in the future buy a new version ...

lumion have good forum ...

Thank you again ...  O+