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Author Topic: Re: compare alienware m14x r2 vs. macbook pro 13  (Read 1464 times)

Re: compare alienware m14x r2 vs. macbook pro 13
« on: July 13, 2014, 02:37:55 am »
July 13, 2014, 02:37:55 am

The Alienware specs indicate the GPU is a GeForce GT 650M.  The Passmark for that GPU is 1296, below minimum specifications for Lumion.

The Macbook has an integrated Intel Iris Graphics 5100, not suitable at all.  You need a dedicated GPU in a laptop.

Refer further:
1.  LUMION 4: Minimum hardware requirements

2.  Lumion Web Site: Specifications

3.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks.

This information is from a reply in the Commercial User Section today:
For laptops, you need to be looking at the high end of the specifications, either GTX 680M, GTX 770M(min), GTX 780M, GTX 870M(min),GTX 880M, or similar or above performing Radeon. 

Here are some recent topics in regard laptops more suitable for Lumion.  The key is that mobile GPU's have a lot less performance that their same desktop GPU:

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