October 11, 2018, 11:19:22 pm
Thanks for that information.
The Xeon is on the slow side. It will support lower performance graphics cards up to possibly a GTX 970, but will cause some bottlenecks. That is you may not get full performance from the card which could impact on Lumion performance.
The current graphics card Quadro 2000 definitely needs replacing as it is well below minimum specifications, and will not run Lumion.
A GTX 970 has a PassMark
of 8595. A GTX 780? or 980 has a PassMark
That means they fit in to the type of Scene complexity of moderately complex to the lowest level of very complex.
I'm not sure if those cards would still be available, perhaps, as they are now 2 generations old. But if so, might be a quite affordable option.
However I would suggest looking at the GTX 1000 series such as a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080, unless you have very restrictive budgets.
You also mentioned a different hardware in your email, is that not being considered now?
The Dell is configured with either a 425W or 625W power supply. If it is a 425W then that will not work with any of those graphics card options. The 625W will up to the GTX 1070. but you would also need to check in the PC or with the supplier that it is an 80+ Gold rated or better supply as the specifications form Dell do not mention that important piece of information.
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: What kind of computer does Lumion need?Which graphics card do you need?Which power supply do you need?
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