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new_mem

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lumion + eXternal Graphics Platform
« on: April 14, 2013, 07:13:45 pm »
April 14, 2013, 07:13:45 pm
Hello,

My laptop is DV4 2114TX, and now i mean run Lumion 3. But minimum VGA is HD 4850.
Can i update VGA card by eXternal Graphics Platform ? Or buy new laptop ?

Can some one tell me ?

Thanks for your solution.!

Re: lumion + eXternal Graphics Platform
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 03:27:44 am »
April 15, 2013, 03:27:44 am
Maybe someone on the forum has a similar laptop or HP, and can suggest some things. 

I am uncertain as its difficult to get detail hardware configuration information, but it depends if the motherboard can accept a dedicated graphics card.  You would be best to check with your supplier or local HP reseller or service agent.

Changing the GPU however may not help as its likely other parts of the hardware would not really be up to scratch for the processing that the GPU and Lumion require, especially now for Lumion 3.

If you can afford, its sometimes easier and much less in terms of time required, to just look at getting a new laptop.  The higher/better the specs and closer to recommended requirements the better.

Please also see my recent reply to  RECOMENDED LAPTOPS


new_mem

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Re: lumion + eXternal Graphics Platform
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 05:11:27 am »
April 15, 2013, 05:11:27 am
Hello peterm,
 
For your solution, i must buy new laptop. :D

i think select laptop in http://computers.toptenreviews.com/gaming-laptops/
the best.

Thank you again. :D

Re: lumion + eXternal Graphics Platform
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 11:08:57 am »
April 15, 2013, 11:08:57 am
Thanks for the site link.

The specs of the MSI or the Digital Storm look the best with a GTX680M, but haven't seen prices.

Note that in the range of mobile GPU's, there is a significant difference in performance for the same product line in workstation GPU, due to power consumption etc drop back on the GPU.  The 680M however is much closer now to its workstation brother GTX680.  GeForce seems to give a slightly better performance but there is a price difference compared to Radeon.

Have a browse through the forum as laptops and GPU performance comments from users may also help you to get an idea of what might be suitable.

new_mem

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Re: lumion + eXternal Graphics Platform
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 07:11:10 pm »
April 15, 2013, 07:11:10 pm
Hi Peterm,
MSI GT70: 2352$            and ship.
Alienware M17x: 1600$       ---
Digital Storm x17: 2600$    ---

I have found in my region:
Alienware M17x core i7: ~ 3200$ - VGA: 2GB GeForce® GTX 680M
Alienware M17x core i7: ~ 2200$ - VGA: 2GB AMD HD 7970M
 :D
Mobil Workstation Dell and Hp VGA is Quadro and Fire. I don't think like Lumion.
My PC in use HD 7850, so my choice maybe 2.2$ :D

Benmark: 7970M is 3777 and GTX680M is 4126, not much.

But can u tell me GPU performance AMD and GTX ? Why do u like GTX 680M ? Maybe i choice MSI GT70. :D

Don't worry for my question, i like your replly.

Re: lumion + eXternal Graphics Platform
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 12:53:17 pm »
April 17, 2013, 12:53:17 pm
But can u tell me GPU performance AMD and GTX ? Why do u like GTX 680M ? Maybe i choice MSI GT70. :D

Hi new_mem, historically, AMD graphics cards have a reputation of suffering from more driver errors than Nvidia graphics cards. I don't know if that's the case anymore, but Lumion is primarily developed on PCs with Nvidia cards, so the chances of something working is higher if you stick with that kind of card.
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new_mem

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Re: lumion + eXternal Graphics Platform
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 07:42:28 pm »
April 17, 2013, 07:42:28 pm
historically, AMD graphics cards have a reputation of suffering from more driver errors than Nvidia graphics cards.
I don't know if that's the case anymore, but Lumion is primarily developed on PCs with Nvidia cards,

Ahh, i don't know it.

I' il think about it.

Sorry Morten (i am wrong your nick peter)
Thks for your solution.
:D