October 04, 2012, 12:05:39 am
Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® GTX 675M - SLIÂ® Enabled SGTX675 1 [320-3264] 6
The only thing that really matters, if its only or principally for Lumion.
What's the performance/Passmark compared to others?
A GTX675 sounds pretty powerful, and a standard workstation GPU it is, but the corresponding mobile GPUs are like 50% to 100% less in performance, the product vesioning/naming is somewhat misleading.
It would handle OK I suppose, so how does it compare with guidance provided by Morten for min hardware requirements ie where in the range does it fit?
Question is, is that the way to go? All depends on budgets of course, but its maybe worthwhile to consider:
1. looking at configurable laptops rather than stock standards, not sure if your Aleinware is or not, I think you can configure or configure from some supliers, otherwise the buyer fits into the configurations that maximise the suppliers profit per unit rather than meeting the buyers specification requirements
2. getting as high-end a card as possible. After all, its going to be an investment, and as most laptops, even these days, are still difficult or impossible to update for GPU's, then the purchase needs to be looked at in terms of "in a year or 2 or 3, am I still going to be happy with how fast this thing is?" Maybe its worth the pain of spending some extra now for something with a longer useful life.
3. are there other mobile GPU's that might be as cost effective? seems the Radeon is still much faster (at least in Passmarks) and priced nicely compared to the GTX, however I did see recently that one of the new GTX 680s? was now comparable to the top end Radeon, but benchmarks still shows it way down the list.
Other forum users may have different views and suggestions.
The above are comments only, disclaimer etc etc on any discussion regarding views on hardware or performance etc.