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.