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safir

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laptop lumion
« on: August 10, 2015, 12:33:50 pm »
August 10, 2015, 12:33:50 pm

Re: laptop lumion
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 12:42:51 pm »
August 10, 2015, 12:42:51 pm
Hi Sam, which version of Lumion are you using?
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safir

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Re: laptop lumion
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 03:28:12 pm »
August 10, 2015, 03:28:12 pm
Hi morten,

Thanks for the fast reply ,i want to buy lumion in a couple off weeks so i will buy the latest one pro version.

Re: laptop lumion
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 03:40:27 pm »
August 10, 2015, 03:40:27 pm
Hi Sam, Lumion primarily uses the graphics card (and more memory is always better), so given the two options, a laptop with an Nvidia 980M with 4GB memory is a better choice than an Nvidia 970M with 3GB memory.

Please note that the desktop equivalents of those graphics cards are significantly faster than the M-versions. As an example, the Nvidia 980 is about 50% faster than the Nvidia 980M. In other words, if you bought a desktop PC with a high-end desktop Nvidia graphics card instead of a laptop PC with a mobile Nvidia graphics card, you can expect better performance per dollar you invest.

Click here to see the performance difference on the PassMark website.
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safir

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Re: laptop lumion
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 05:31:47 pm »
August 10, 2015, 05:31:47 pm
Hi morten,

I know a desktop pc is better, but i want to make advantage of the best that lumion has and that's the real time interface. And i want to show that to my clients at there work space so i need a laptop.
Later i will buy also a desktop pc but i don't have the money for it now so i choose to buy a laptop.
For the real time experience whit lumion and that you can adjust everything very fast whit the client.

Thanks for the advice!!

This is probably then the best laptop you can buy for lumion:ASUS ROG G751JY?

Sam

Re: laptop lumion
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 06:00:44 pm »
August 10, 2015, 06:00:44 pm
This is probably then the best laptop you can buy for lumion:ASUS ROG G751JY?
That's hard to say without testing it :)

By the way, our developers have listed some additional laptop PCs in this blog post. Notice no 2 on the list, the MSI GT72. It ships with an Nvidia 980M but with 8GB memory.

I should mention that we currently recommend using PCs with Windows 7.

The reason is that Windows 8.x and 10 do not allow DirectX 9 applications (such as Lumion 5.x) to use more than 4GB graphics card memory for a given application (and no system memory either). In Windows 7 this cap does not exist for graphics card memory and system memory.

The developers are aware of the problem and are researching possible solutions (Nvidia has confirmed to one of our developers that they have also replicated the problem - hopefully this can put some more pressure on Microsoft to resolve the problem).

You can of course still use Lumion on Windows 8.x and 10 if your graphics card has more than 4GB memory, but you will just not be able to use more than 4GB memory in total in Lumion.
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safir

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Re: laptop lumion
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 06:37:55 pm »
August 10, 2015, 06:37:55 pm
hi,

Thanks for the explanation about the windows stuff.
But i was going to place windows 7 on the laptop because i dont like 8, and 10.
Now i'm hesitating even more between the msi and asus, because a very smart guy called morten said,
(and more memory is always better).
So the msi and asus have the same graphic card but msi has 8GG And asus 4GG.
Is it going to make so mutch difference on lumion ore the pc itself?
Because i read on most of the forums that the asus is better because they make 2 ore 3 great gaming laptops a year msi allot more and whit other benefits. + the cooling and noise is better whit the assus.

Whaaaaa i can't choose.

Sam

Pauldavis

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Re: laptop lumion
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2015, 07:37:30 pm »
August 10, 2015, 07:37:30 pm
I just want to add my experience with the 970m. I am using a Dell Alienware laptop with the gtx 970m and it does really well with every project I have thrown at it and does a lot better than I thought it would. My projects include some large apartment complexes, college campuses, senior living, and other educational projects. I think the 970m and 980m are very capable for most projects.

Re: laptop lumion
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2015, 01:32:26 am »
August 11, 2015, 01:32:26 am
Hi Sam

It does get a bit tricky and confusing with all the hardware options.  On top of that is matching Lumion requirements to hardware.  :-\

The choice of an 8GB card versus a 4GB card depends on the type of visualizations and how complex the scenes will be.  If not done so, please also refer to LUMION 5: Minimum hardware requirements.

4GB can cover a lot of projects. It's only if the projects have high demand for many and high resolution graphics that the extra VRAM becomes useful.  There are also methods to manage texture usage in Lumion when required.  8GB would give a little future-proofing to the purchase, but that needs to be weighed against each of the hardware's pros and cons.

All the best in making that final decision.  :)
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