Author Topic: Purchase of a Laptop with Quadro K4100M  (Read 1586 times)

youssef kamand

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Purchase of a Laptop with Quadro K4100M
« on: January 23, 2015, 04:27:35 pm »
January 23, 2015, 04:27:35 pm
hi i'm about to buy a mobile workstation
intel core i7 4940mx
16gb of ram
nvidia quadro k4100m 4gb gddr5
384 SSD in super raid
1tb HDD how it will perform in lumion 5 please????

Gilson Antunes

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Re: Purchase of a Laptop with Quadro K4100M
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 04:50:25 pm »
January 23, 2015, 04:50:25 pm
hi i'm about to buy a mobile workstation
intel core i7 4940mx
16gb of ram
nvidia quadro k4100m 4gb gddr5
384 SSD in super raid
1tb HDD how it will perform in lumion 5 please? ???



My opinion:
I believe that a video card acceptable to use Lumion professionally, should be marked above 10000 points in this list.
Your video card does not appear, but I believe it is below, as the K5000M a dial 8500 points.


It has enough memory, but I would look for other configuration options


good luck  :)
Gilson Antunes
GTX 1080Ti / GTX Titan X / Win7 / (TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4,00GHz / RAM 64Gb DDR-4 / SSD 1,5Tb

Re: Purchase of a Laptop with Quadro K4100M
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 11:42:37 pm »
January 25, 2015, 11:42:37 pm
Hi youssef kamand

The Quadro K4100M has a Passmark of only 2557.  That's going to be OK for basic scenes.

Refer further:
1.  LUMION 5: Minimum hardware requirements. (same for prior versions)

2.  Lumion Web Site: Specifications.

3.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks.

A basic scene is roughly a single building and some entourage with minimal interior objects.  Something like some of the sample scenes in v5 or in Free v3.2.1.

If CAD requirements are not the key and major reason to purchase, then you may, in terms of Lumion, be better off considering a standard graphics card, for which Lumion is designed to work with.  Pricing is also better with standard cards such as NVIDIA GTX or AMD/ATI Radeon cards.

We do have users that are doing their CAD design on standard cards.

Also because you are considering mobile/laptop hardware, be aware that both Quadro and standard cards have a much lower performance that their counterpart desktop ones.

The Quadro K5000M is the closest to the one you are looking at. It's Passmark performance is 2881.  On our Benchmark chart as Gilson mentions, that came in with 8500 so you could expect the K4100M to be somewhere around 7500.


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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.