Author Topic: In this notebook, Lumion must be a plane  (Read 1714 times)

Gilson Antunes

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In this notebook, Lumion must be a plane
« on: October 03, 2012, 06:19:52 pm »
October 03, 2012, 06:19:52 pm
In this notebook, Lumion must be a plane.

Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor
•    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
•   17.3" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
•   NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M discrete graphics (DDR5 4GB VRAM)
•   Accelerated performance with MSI TDE Technology
•   Full-color programmable backlit keyboard by SteelSeries
•   Killer Game Networking
•   MSI Cooler Boost Technology
•   Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers with THX TruStudio PROâ„¢
•   128GB SSD + 128GB SSD RAID + 750GB(7200RPM)
•   16GB DDR3 1600MHz system memory
•   Blu-ray Disc burner
•   USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
•   HDMI 1.4 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
•   Built-in 720p HD webcam
•   Gold flashed audio jack ports with amplifier
•   802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth

http://www.msimobile.com/level3_productpage.aspx?id=367

I was researching video card and found this notebook that outperforms my desktop in all aspects.

I think I'll put on my list of wishes. :D
Gilson Antunes
GTX 1080Ti / GTX Titan X / Win7 / (TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4,00GHz / RAM 64Gb DDR-4 / SSD 1,5Tb

Brian Hengelsberg

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Re: In this notebook, Lumion must be a plane
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 06:49:18 pm »
October 03, 2012, 06:49:18 pm
Gilson,

I use an MSI notebook and i could not be happier.  You get alot of PC for the money.  That said, notebook graphic cards work a bit differenet than a desktop graphics card in tearms of performance.  You can look here at the video card comparisons...The 680M gets a passmark of 2678, while the desktop version gets a passmark of 4035.  As you can see, desktop has much more power.  I like being able to be mobile, and most cases if money were not an object i would render out on a desktop most times and show to a client live on mobile versions.

Passmark website:

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

Gilson Antunes

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Re: In this notebook, Lumion must be a plane
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 07:24:41 pm »
October 03, 2012, 07:24:41 pm
Brian, then it is not equal... I think it should be identical, or should have another number.
Really, it is important to bring a presentation to the client.
Gilson Antunes
GTX 1080Ti / GTX Titan X / Win7 / (TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4,00GHz / RAM 64Gb DDR-4 / SSD 1,5Tb

Re: In this notebook, Lumion must be a plane
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 03:49:36 am »
October 04, 2012, 03:49:36 am
Agree that product naming should be somehow different, but its derived from a whole set of factors about the card such as DirectX version, chipset etc.  For end users it is highly confusing in that they think a GTX 680M is much the same as a GTX 680, but they are not.  From what I can determine, the power consumption is the determining factor over the number of cores in use on the card (key performance item apart from chip speed).  So in prior GTX xxxM series cores are about half that of a workstation and speed and bus are slowed down a little.

The 680M however seems to be different as they are trying to match the Radeon 7970 (apparent) performance in the laptop high-end.  Cores are only 1 block less than the workstation, but clock speed etc is still down, but much closer to a workstation than previous M series.

I would have expected a much higher rating in the videobenchmarks, maybe similar to the 660. Don't discount the 680M.  Given a little while back the benchmarks showed the 670 faster than the 680, it seems things change as they get more data from tests and market.

Price is of course equally important.

The MSI looks a really nice machine and its good to hear of happy users.  The MSI GT60 or GT70 certainly look powerful.  About time for laptops, so that realtime presentations can now be done without worrying about hardware performance.

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Robert A. Christman

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Re: In this notebook, Lumion must be a plane
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 03:05:48 am »
October 17, 2012, 03:05:48 am
I curretly use the same machine as Brian but i have been looking into these new machines. I have benefited greatly by being mobile and feel like it is best for me to get a mobile workstation like this msi for lumion and graphics on the go. damn good machines.

i found this comparison with some details:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-GeForce-GTX-680M-vs-Radeon-HD-7970M.77110.0.html

bob