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brankyar

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HELP WITH LUMION SPECS AND MY POSIBLE LAPTOP?
« on: April 30, 2014, 06:58:42 pm »
April 30, 2014, 06:58:42 pm
HELLO

I am about to buy a laptop and and then to buy lumion but, can you tell me if this laptop will allow me to use lumion?


laptop espec:


Lenovo Y500, Part Number: 59359557
Intel Core i7-3630QM QuadCore at 2.4 GHz con turbo boost 2.0 automatico at 3.4 GHz
-Multi-GPU Configuration 2 single GPU cards (SLI)
-Graphics Processor: Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - 4 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
-Memory RAM: 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM SO DIMM 204-pin. Support 16 GB

IF you can answer me as soon as posible i apreciate.

Re: HELP WITH LUMION SPECS AND MY POSIBLE LAPTOP?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 03:08:06 am »
May 01, 2014, 03:08:06 am
Hi, thanks for your interest in Lumion.

The GT650M does not have a Passmark (1295) that meets minimum requirements for Lumion.

Lumion is currently not able to make use of SLI.  This means that only one card will be in use, and that your available VRAM is thus 2GB.

Although Lumion is OK with 8GB RAM, I would suggest looking at something that starts with 12GB or 16GB.

You are probably best looking at laptop systems with at minimum GTX 770M, but preferably GTX 780M (or GTX 680M), or equivalent Radeon cards.

There are a number of recent topics by other forum members on laptop specs, so (if not done so) please spend a few minutes browsing the topics and replies (most in General Discussion, or use Search).

Please refer also to:
1.  LUMION 4: Minimum hardware requirements

2.  Lumion Web Site: Specifications

3.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks.

brankyar

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Re: HELP WITH LUMION SPECS AND MY POSIBLE LAPTOP?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 02:33:08 pm »
May 05, 2014, 02:33:08 pm
WILL THIS LAPTOP RUN LUMION 4 COMPLEX SCENES? i am about to buy it, i want to make sure if it will work.

Alienware
Processor   3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ
RAM   8 GB DIMM
Graphics Coprocessor   Dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M
Graphics Card Ram Size   3072 MB

Re: HELP WITH LUMION SPECS AND MY POSIBLE LAPTOP?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 03:29:11 am »
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.

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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.

brankyar

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Re: HELP WITH LUMION SPECS AND MY POSIBLE LAPTOP?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 05:28:32 am »
May 17, 2014, 05:28:32 am
HELLO!! I WANT TO KNOW WICH PROCESSOR AND AN NVIDIA GRAPHIC CARD WILL RUN GREAT THE LUMION 4? PLEASE NOW AT LAST I AM ABOUT TO BUY A DESKTOP PC. HERE IS MY IDEA OF BUYING MAYBE:

- Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011

and again wich NVIDIA video card i need to run great the lumion 4? 

Re: HELP WITH LUMION SPECS AND MY POSIBLE LAPTOP?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 06:18:08 am »
May 17, 2014, 06:18:08 am
Titan Black.

ps: removed your duplicate post in new topic you made