Author Topic: Graphic Cards Help!  (Read 650 times)

Tansy8

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Graphic Cards Help!
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:53:11 pm »
February 06, 2015, 08:53:11 pm
Hello,

I have a problem which I hope someone could help solve.

I'm a young Urban Design student needing to do 3D rendering/designs!

Current laptop;

HP Pavilion 15-n097sa 15.6 inch Laptop Intel Core i5-4200u 8GB Ram 1TB HDD Webcam
64-bit operating system

Current Graphics Card- Intel HD Graphics 4600 OR  intel HD graphics family

I was wondering what Graphics card you would suggest? & is it easy enough to change them?

Appreciate your help & apologies as 1st time posting!

Tansy

Re: Graphic Cards Help!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 10:50:48 pm »
February 06, 2015, 10:50:48 pm
Hi Tansy

Thanks for your interest in Lumion.

Lumion requires a dedicated graphics card, whereas from your description, the laptop only includes an integrated Intel which will not work with Lumion.

Lumion also needs a graphics card with performance suitable to match to the type of scenes you are creating.

The HP web site indicates the laptop to only have an integrated card, so it sounds like it may not be capable of adding a dedicated card.  Please seek hardware advice from your supplier.

Please refer further:
1.  LUMION 5: Minimum hardware requirements. (same for prior versions)

2.  Lumion Web Site: Specifications.

3.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks.