November 17, 2014, 08:15:40 am
Thanks for your interest in Lumion.
To clarify: 5000 Passmarks is for
VERY COMPLEX SCENES IN LUMION
Will the type of scenes you create be very complex? That is, large to very large areas, complex models, lots of objects, many plants and other entourage, multiple complex buildings with full interiors?
Although system RAM is important anything from 16GB should be fine. That is, we have not heard of any cases where impact of amount of RAM has caused issues for the rendering process once more than 12 GB is installed.
We are not able to recommend specific brands etc of PC.
In terms of configuration, an 8GB VRAM GPU will mean you have sufficient capacity to meet the requirements of complex scenes. Noting that even the highest specifications can be reached if the user creates scenes that push the boundaries and add too many objects. In most cases where that can happen though, and, if the GPU is capable to handle, it will just result in slower response and longer render times.
Can I ask about the requirement for a laptop because laptop based GPU's are substantially less in performance than their counterpart desktop GPU. Compare Passmark of GTX 980M of 6404 with GTX 980 of 9757. If portability is not a clear business case then you may want to consider the desktop option.