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yaser bankhar

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things before to buy lumion
« on: August 20, 2016, 08:46:59 pm »
August 20, 2016, 08:46:59 pm
Dear

I would like to buy Lumion for one of our users and I just want to confirm some of the points to buy the PC

-   Which is Better Graphics card  for Lumion to work smoothly and Fast Rendering : GTX 1080TI   or  Quadro M4000 ?

-   Also for the mother board which is better for Lumion to work better :    X99 ASTRIX LGA V3 2011  or  ASUS MB RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 ?

-   Last thing also if I put this Processor Intel Core i7 – 6950X 3.0 GHZ 25MB cache is it going to be improved?

Please Advice me before I buy the PC

Thanks a lot

Re: things before to buy lumion
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 08:28:11 am »
August 21, 2016, 08:28:11 am
-   Which is Better Graphics card  for Lumion to work smoothly and Fast Rendering : GTX 1080TI   or  Quadro M4000 ?
Hi Yaser, there are not yet any PassMark test results for the GTX 1080 Ti, but the GTX 1080 (non-Ti version) gets almost twice as many PassMark points as the Quadro M4000 (12,650 vs 6,434), so the 1080 is a much better option for Lumion than the M4000 (click here to see the PassMark list).

-   Also for the mother board which is better for Lumion to work better :    X99 ASTRIX LGA V3 2011  or  ASUS MB RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 ?
I'm not personally familiar with those motherboards, but the Asus Rampage V Edition 10 seems to be getting excellent reviews. :)

-   Last thing also if I put this Processor Intel Core i7 – 6950X 3.0 GHZ 25MB cache is it going to be improved?
If you choose a very fast graphics card like the GTX 1080, it's important that the CPU is very fast as well. Otherwise, the CPU will become a bottleneck for the graphics card. If possible, I would recommend a CPU with at least 4.0 GHz clock frequency to make sure performance is optimal when using this graphics card.

May I ask you which system memory and power supply you're planning on buying? (Manufacturer name and product name)
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yaser bankhar

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Re: things before to buy lumion
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 09:47:12 pm »
August 21, 2016, 09:47:12 pm
Thanks really appreciated , but i am asking for the CPU actually i get the highest level of i7 ever , but i think it is also the highest for the clock as well 3.0 GHZ , but do you know any CPU that is higher ?

also for the GTX 1080 it was mentioned in the top of the graphics , so it never been tested in lumion ?

also what is the best model of Graphics card that lumion happy with , specially for the extreme rendering

i am going to use 64 GB RAM and Crosair 850 power supply gold +

 

Re: things before to buy lumion
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 05:40:42 am »
August 22, 2016, 05:40:42 am
Hi yaser bankhar

Small note that on the NVIDIA web site I see only the GTX 1080 as being their most recent high end card.  Some other web sites discussing the GTX 1080 Ti are that the product is currently speculation, not released, and earliest quarter 4 of 2016.  So the only information we can compare is against the current GTX 1080.

We have some users who have more recently started using the GTX 1080.  Please go by the Passmarks score as that is the indicator we use.

There is no 'best' graphics card, it depends on what your budget is and what sort of Scenes will be rendered:
1. The GTX 1080 had been the highest performance card.
2. The new GTX Titan X (Pascal) is getting a better Passmark of  13380 compared to the GTX 1080 of 12646.  It also has 12GB of memory compared to 8GB in the 10080, so that extra 4GB will help with Scenes that require more graphics resources.
3.  The new Titan X (Pascal) also has 3584 cores and a larger memory bandwidth.  But the clock is slower than the GTX 1080.

For Lumion the GTX Titan X (Pascal) would seem better suited to Lumion 'extreme' needs.

re CPU: of the i-7 range the Intel Core i7 – 6950X 3.0 GHZ does seem to currently have the highest specifications if you look at the 3.5Ghz model.  It has more cores and threads but a lower clock than the next one the Intel Core i7-6900K Processor.  However cores and threads are not important after a certain point for Lumion.  As Morten says, it's the clock speed, so that the CPU can keep up with the GPU.

The Xeon range E5-26xx series seems to have higher Passmark than the best i7.  However, that is expected as they can have double the cores (not that important to Lumion), and of course are much more expensive.

If there is no budget limit, then the best you can go for in a Lumion based PC are those parts that have the highest specifications, performance and also quality.  That also includes getting the fastest RAM. 

It' never an easy decision.  All the best with that process.  Let us know how you get on.  Looking forward to seeing some of your Lumion renderings at the Gallery.