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Author Topic: Please do Refine my PC Configuration for PC to run Lumion  (Read 1581 times)

Karan Singh

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Please do Refine my PC Configuration for PC to run Lumion
« on: October 14, 2015, 11:09:07 pm »
October 14, 2015, 11:09:07 pm
I am fresh Architect, interested to buy Lumion soon. Please do let me know, if the under given configuration is appropriate for it. Please to suggest, if I can refine it.
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3,                      
Gigabyte GA-H81M-S 16GB DDR3 Intel Motherboard,          
Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti,                   
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA               
Crucial BX100 2.5" 250GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive      
Adata XPG V2 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1600 DDR3         
Antec V1 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case             
Seasonic Eco Series 430W Power Supply                       

Re: Please do Refine my PC Configuration for PC to run Lumion
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 02:24:22 am »
October 15, 2015, 02:24:22 am
Hi Karan Singh

The Passmark for the GTX 750 Ti is 3688.  For the CPU it is 9604.  Those would be OK for "simple scenes" - something like a single and not highly detailed building with some entourage.  The specifications seem to be more suited to a lower to general level for CAD with the Xeon processor and motherboard.

Please refer to:
1.  LUMION 5: Minimum hardware requirements.

2.  Lumion Web Site: Specifications.

3.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks.

Web site Guide: Hardware for Lumion.

The type of scenes you are wanting to create is central to the decisions you will need to make.

I suggest you have a look through some of the members Finished Projects or other video examples, and select a range of those you consider might be the type of scene you want to create.  Then compare those to the guidelines for the three ranges of scenes (simple, moderate and complex).

If you are unsure, we can give you a 'closer' idea if you provide links to the topics.

Appreciate you may have a budget that is limited, but from a professional and business perspective, the PC will be an investment so the more funds you can put in to the hardware (and software of course  :-D) the better.  Always aim to include more capability so that there is some scope for more demanding projects if they arise.  ;)

If you look at higher specifications, such as a GTX 960 Ti/970 or above then you will need to increase the power supply to at least 650W.  I would also consider the motherboard to be a minimum, with no capacity to increase above 16GB of RAM (although Lumion will work fine with 16GB  :)).

Part of the performance impact of hardware is the ability to render out jobs faster.  Lumion, in using the GPU (for about 90% of it's work) gives a rapid turnaround, but even so, there is a big difference between a very low level GTX 750 (even if a Ti) and a GTX 970/GTX 980.

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