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delman

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Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« on: November 03, 2014, 02:53:55 am »
November 03, 2014, 02:53:55 am
Desperate to get into Lumion for our office but have had hardware restrictions previously. My laptop's soon up for renewal at work so am re-investigating. Q. the best laptop work offers is a Lenovo with an Nvidia Quadro K2100M which I'm guessing would struggle. The offered PC's (which I really don't want to go back to efficiency-wise) have either a Quadro K2000 or K4000. Can anyone help answer how they would perform with Lumion? Or point me in the right direction? (I'm not a techie)
(ALSO, does anyone use Lumion on a MacBook Pro (obv with bootcamp and windows loaded) and do they work well?)
Thanks.

Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 09:27:05 am »
November 03, 2014, 09:27:05 am
Hi delman

Great to hear of your interest in Lumion. 

If you have not seen these then please refer to:
1.  LUMION 4: Minimum hardware requirements.

2.  Lumion Web Site: Specifications.

3.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks.


A Quadro K2100M has a Passmark of only 1390, so it's below minimum specifications for a 'simple' scene.  Quadros are designed primarily for CAD based applications, Lumion works best with general GTX/Radeon cards.  However, Quadro's are used and work OK, just not to the same level of performance and with a much higher price.

Again, the Quadro K2000 is 1671, just within minimum.  The K4000 is 2826.  There is not much scope there if the nature of your client work requires more complex scenes and animation.

Refer also the Benchmark topic graph showing user submitted results.  Those Quadros are down the lower end of the chart.  We do have some users with K6000's but of course they are top of range and expensive.

It will depend on the nature of the client projects and complexity of scenes, demands for using effects, and detail in the scenes.  The intended result is of course Photos and/or video animation.  So even though there's great improvements in the upcoming version 5 render speeds, the ability of the hardware to render a scene in a reasonable timeframe is time critical.  It would not be good to have a final render started for overnight, only to find that it is only 60% finished the following day, and that it was directly due to limitations of the hardware.  That is, allow for scope, and go for the highest level of hardware possible.

That being said, Lumion offers workflow and scene management practices, that help customers with all sorts of hardware get the job done.

If mobility is essential and overriding, then M series cards are required.  M cards because of power consumption are a lot less powerful than desktop counterpart.  Generally you need to look at top level M cards such as 780M, 970M or 980M.  For Quadro M's, even the K5100M has a Passmark of only 3160.

If CAD is going to be a main requirement, then of course, there is less demand for GTX/Radeon based cards and more of a demand for Quadro.

Let's hope your office will find suitable hardware for their budgets and project demands.  What ever the decision, hopefully you will be able to proceed with Lumion.  :)

delman

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Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 11:53:52 pm »
November 03, 2014, 11:53:52 pm
Thx Peterm. Great info. Pretty much sums up my fears so hopefully I can talk work into something with a different graphic setup. I've wanted to head us the Lumion direction for quite a while and 5.0 looks even better.
Just on the other query - have you had any feedback from people on macs/macbooks (with windows loaded)? Not sure if that's an option but just in case it does get mentioned.  Cheers.

Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 02:57:55 am »
November 04, 2014, 02:57:55 am
Hi

Yes we do have users with Macs (Windows 7 or 8 with Bootcamp).  I'll let them reply.

sanjin

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Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 10:36:56 am »
November 04, 2014, 10:36:56 am
Hi Peterm,

I am new on the Forum, and to be honest I registered because I want to buy licence for Lumion 5 but I have some questions regarding my hardware configuration. My laptop is quiet new, but I want to check how it would perform with Lumion. So my configuration is:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @2.00GHz
RAM: 8,00GB
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 840M - 4020MB
System: 64-bit Operating System, Windows 8.1 Pro

Thank You

Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 10:45:13 am »
November 04, 2014, 10:45:13 am
I checked for you and the 840M is a very slow GPU it has a score of 866 here:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

The minimum required is 1500
http://lumion3d.com/faq/#hardware

So it looks like Lumion will not run on your Laptop.

Johnny O

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Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 11:23:22 pm »
November 04, 2014, 11:23:22 pm
Thx Peterm. Great info. Pretty much sums up my fears so hopefully I can talk work into something with a different graphic setup. I've wanted to head us the Lumion direction for quite a while and 5.0 looks even better.
Just on the other query - have you had any feedback from people on macs/macbooks (with windows loaded)? Not sure if that's an option but just in case it does get mentioned.  Cheers.

Hi Delman, I use a mac with windows 7 and lumion runs great on it. So that shouldn't be a problem.

Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 07:48:03 am »
November 05, 2014, 07:48:03 am
Hi Johnny O, would you mind posting the specifications of your Mac (in particular the graphics card) as well as the build version, e.g. mid-2013?
IMPORTANT: Please do not send private messages and emails to members of staff - unless we specifically ask you to send us sensitive information, for example License Keys.

Johnny O

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Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 05:05:17 pm »
November 05, 2014, 05:05:17 pm
Here's my computer specs. I'm am running boot-camp. Im not sure how to check what version of mac im running.

I have a GeForce GTX 980.

I used to have a 780 and it worked great.

I attached the specs.


Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2014, 06:29:54 pm »
November 05, 2014, 06:29:54 pm
Thanks for posting your specs, Johnny :)

Is the Mac model not shown on your receipt or on the packaging?
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Johnny O

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Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2014, 08:05:38 pm »
November 05, 2014, 08:05:38 pm
I can check with my IT guys and post it. I Don't have the package or receipt.

Johnny O

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Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2014, 10:33:48 pm »
November 05, 2014, 10:33:48 pm
My computer is a Mid 2010 Mac Pro with dual Xeon X5670 @ 2.93GHz processors and 32GB of RAM

Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2014, 11:39:31 pm »
November 05, 2014, 11:39:31 pm
Thanks for the research and posting of specs, Johnny O.  :)

delman

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Re: Will Lumion perform with these specs?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2014, 01:20:20 am »
November 07, 2014, 01:20:20 am
Thx for all the info guys. That's a great help!!Hopefully I can sort something out with work.