Author Topic: New Desktop Research  (Read 1197 times)

yvesjaye

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New Desktop Research
« on: July 29, 2014, 05:52:42 pm »
July 29, 2014, 05:52:42 pm
Hi there,

I am assembling a new desktop inorder to run Lumion PRO.

The assumed description given by my engineer is as follows:

1. AMD FX 8350 / AMD A10 7850 K / INTEL I5 4770 / INTEL I5 4750
2. MOTHERBOARD : ASUS M5 A97 R2.0 / GIGABYTE B85 MD 3H
3. 8 GB (2X4GB) RAM
4. AMD RADEON HD 6970 / NVIDIA GE FORCE GTX 660 TI
5. COOLER MASTER N200 ADVANCED CABINET
6. 550W SMPS

I made some research but didnt get good results.

Would be obliged if anyone can guide me in this topic

Additional specifications to the current description is also appreciated

Thanks

Regards

Yvesjae.

Re: New Desktop Research
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 02:16:04 am »
July 30, 2014, 02:16:04 am
Hi Yvesjae

Which version of Lumion Pro?

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Re: New Desktop Research
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 02:38:51 am »
July 30, 2014, 02:38:51 am
Hi Yvesjae

The following links are important for determining PC specifications needed for Lumion.

1.  LUMION 4: Minimum hardware requirements

2.  Lumion Web Site: Specifications

3.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks.


Some scene rendering for high quality 3 Star output occasionally requires more than the 8GB RAM, so I would suggest 12GB, preferably 16GB.

The GTX 660/660Ti is 'lower mid-range', see Passmarks, and now also considered an older GPU type card.  Depending on your budget and type of scenes you think you may be doing with Lumion, you should look at the newer GTX 700 series, price-performance the GTX 770 or 780 or better.

Refer also to the Benchmark graph to get an idea of scale of improvement in GPU's for Lumion: Guest Forum Users - Benchmark Results (v3.1.1+).

Power supply is insufficient for any sustained 3D rendering work.  The GTX 660 Ti requires minimum of 450W.  Something more like a 650W would serve better.

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Caveat:  these comments are provided only to assist forum members in considering their options for purchasing hardware to use with Lumion.  They should in no way be considered as recommendations or qualified advice.