May 06, 2014, 03:29:11 am
I am not able to say whether it works with complex scenes or not. How are you defining a complex scene?
If you look at the minimum hardware requirements link mentioned in earlier post, you will see that it suggests a Minimum Passmark of 3500 for Complex Scenes, but the Passmark for the GTX 770M is a getting well below that minimum at 2904.
In addition as previously stated the 8GB is, in my view, the least required. The need for more may never arise, but we have had occasional users where during rendering processes they needed more RAM for the video to be completed during the video compression phase. I suppose it's easy enough even for laptops these days to chuck in an extra 4GB if needed.
I appreciate you will be trying to work within a budget. If you look at the difference in performance between the GTX770M and the GTX775M and GTX780M, then there's a big difference which would translate in to more capability to handle more detailed scenes. The cost difference between laptops with say a GTX780M is not that large (in the checks I have done). It would seem as a business investment that the extra performance and opportunity to handle more projects may outweigh the extra cost in going up to the higher cards. However that's something you will need to decide on given the information and facts you have on the hardware, prices etc.
There may be savings on other things you can find, in order to look at the higher end cards.
If you intend to do client reviews and presentations, I would really consider the higher end cards only.
Responses from users with Alienware are all positive.
Another laptop supplier is MSI.
Hopefully some other users with similar laptop hardware can also contribute their views.
Caveat: these comments are provided only to assist forum members in considering their options for purchasing hardware to use with Lumion. They should in no way be considered as recommendations or qualified advice.