September 14, 2016, 10:15:43 am
To add a few comments to Morten's reply.
1. People should always evaluate software based on current features, not on speculation.
2. Purchasing hardware is most likely to be a business decision. So, for any graphics card that has a useful life of at least two years, then the benefits from performance differences balanced against additional costs over the life should be considered.
Not possible of course to also have a crystal ball about future projects, but there is always more cost in finding you have to replace a piece of hardware because you set the criteria too low. In other words, aim for something as powerful as possible within a flexible budget, that also gives go forward.
It's also possible to adjust the hardware and buy better performance for the same budget. For example, do you need a CD/DVD reader/writer these days. Can the funds released, then be used to get a better card.
3. We do not evaluate the performance of NVIDIA versus AMD cards for Lumion, but rather rely on the benchmarks such as Passmark to give us an indication of overall performance. NVIDIA cards have had the edge over AMD for some time in terms of general 3D graphics which is in the area which Lumion operates. However, there is also a cost difference.