What kind of computer does Lumion need?

What kind of computer does Lumion need?

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Poster: Morten
Article ID: 491
Posted: Fri 29 Jan 2016
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QUESTION
What kind of computer does Lumion need?

ANSWER
Lumion requires a computer with a fast graphics card with plenty of memory. Make sure you look at the requirements below before you buy or upgrade a computer for Lumion.

In this blog post we provide a guide on hardware that will give a great Lumion experience.

If you already have a laptop computer, please click here to see if it is suitable for Lumion.

NOTE: Lumion and Lumion Pro require an internet connection.

 
Recommended System Requirements
Graphics card: Minimum 8,000 PassMark points with 6GB memory or more, compatible with DirectX 11 or later and with the latest driver installed.  Please note that Lumion does not run any faster with 2 graphics cards. Click here to see how to select a graphics card for Lumion.

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 with all updates installed.

CPU: As high a base and boost GHz value as possible, ideally 4.0+ GHz base/boost speed with 4 cores or more. A lower GHz value may act as a bottleneck for fast graphics cards such as the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti and Nvidia Titan X (Pascal). More CPU cores than 4 will not make a difference. CPUs such as the i7-8700K or the i7-7700K with 4.0+ GHz are good choices. Xeon CPUs with GHz values lower than 3.4 GHz are not recommended.

System memory: 16GB or more with 2133 MHz or higher.

Monitor resolution: 1920x1080 pixels. A higher resolution monitor than that will require a fast, high-end graphics card as performance in Lumion (and other 3D applications) degrades, the more pixels the graphics card has to render.

Harddrive: 20GB of disk space.

Power supply: Click here to see which power supply you need (minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient Wattage).


 
Minimum System Requirements
Graphics card: Minimum 2,000 PassMark points with 2GB memory or more, and compatible with DirectX 11 or later and with the latest driver installed. Rendering movies in 4K resolution (3840x2160) requires a minimum of 6GB dedicated graphics card memory. Please also note that Lumion does not run any faster with 2 graphics cards. Click here to see how to select a graphics card for Lumion.

OS: 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1, 7 SP1 or Vista SP2 with all updates installed.

CPU: As high a base and boost GHz value as possible, ideally 3.0+ GHz, with 4 cores or more. Less than 4.0 GHz base/boost speed may act as a bottleneck for fast graphics cards such as the GTX 1080 and Titan X (Pascal). More cores than 4 will not make a difference.

System memory: 8GB (for simple scenes) with as high a MHz value as possible.

Monitor resolution: Minimum 1600x1080 pixels.

Harddrive: 20GB of disk space.

Power supply: Click here to see which power supply you need (minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient Wattage).



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