Author Topic: Video Card Rendering Quailty  (Read 1683 times)

sirrox

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Video Card Rendering Quailty
« on: May 12, 2013, 01:13:40 am »
May 12, 2013, 01:13:40 am
I have been trying out Lumion and I am running a Geforce 8800 GTX which does not meet the requirements of Lumion, but yet still runs the program and my computer seems to run it fairly smoothly (Q6600 2.4Ghz overclocked to 3.6Ghz with 8Gb Ram). I have only tried to export pictures not video and images are nice.

My question is am I seeing the same quality in exported images as I would with another say a GTX 670 only the output would be faster? Or would the rendering all together be better and faster?

Re: Video Card Rendering Quailty
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 02:27:12 am »
May 12, 2013, 02:27:12 am
Welcome to Lumion.

In general a better GPU will only provide faster output, especially noticed in rendering video animations.  The same rendering processes apply to any GPU used.

However, there is a point where your card with limited memory will not be able to support more complex scenes, and so may start having issues or not work properly at all.  In addition effects added to a scene such as GI, planar reflections and in combination with spotlights, does require a good/high performing GPU, so you may find you become limited in the range of images you can produce.

Also, more recent cards have much bigger VRAM, and so can also support more and higher resolution textures.  Better textures help to improve the quality of the final image.