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Title: Memory issue
Post by: FabioHFernandes on June 15, 2011, 04:06:47 pm
Good morning...

One client of mine, has hired me for a job with a huge industrial plant and i´m afraid about the amount of memory i´ll have to use to acomplish´s over 150 acres of buildings, pipes, sidewalkes, reservatories, etc...

My current video card is a GTX 590 with 3gb of memory, but as i heard, lumion will use only 1,5gb of it, and i´m afraid i will not have enought memory to render that amount of mesh...

I saw at my hardware dealer, a quadro fx 6000 video card with 6 gb of memory...will it work with Lumion?

I understand that this kind of board is no exactly ideal for Lumion, but have 4 time more memory...will i be able to use it (all that memory)?

Thanks guys

Title: Re: Memory issue
Post by: cpercer on June 15, 2011, 05:50:29 pm
From what I understand, the best GPU for Lumion at the moment is the Gainward GTX580 3 gig.  It has one 3 gig RAM module as opposed to the 2 x 1.5 gig modules of the 590.  Also it is much less expensive than the Quadro FX6000.
Title: Re: Memory issue
Post by: FabioHFernandes on June 15, 2011, 06:37:19 pm
It is a possibilty...but, i dont know if 3 gbs is enough... ???

besides that, the quadro card will be very usefull in 3dmax...

thanks for the interest


Title: Re: Memory issue
Post by: RAD on June 15, 2011, 06:50:50 pm
Well...all I can say is if you need more than 3GB on your card to pull off this movie...I can't wait to see it!   :)
Title: Re: Memory issue
Post by: FabioHFernandes on June 15, 2011, 11:22:54 pm
That is the problem guys...the work is huge...i dont know exactly how much memory it will require...

I´m just thinking in advance to avoid problems, when the render time comes...

I know it maybe sounds like an exageration, but they are 3 huge industrial plants (a lot of pipe lines, external machines, and such...), from the same company, and they required to show all the 3 factorys in the same movie...

Maybe 3gb is enough...but i dont want to discover that something is wrong, at the last minute...

And for consideration, i have already two machines running GTX´s cards (1#590 and 1#580) thinking, maybe it´s time to invest in something different for a change...

my only doubt is if it would work nicely in Lumion...

but thx anyway for your considerations...

regards from brazil


Title: Re: Memory issue
Post by: Aaron on June 16, 2011, 01:26:02 am
6GB is pretty cool stuff to have on your GPU.
Keep in mind though that with only 1/3rd of the bandwith of a 590,
paired with roughly the performance of a 470-480,
that FX6000 might turn out to dissapoint bigtime.

Why not go for a 580-3GB 1st,
then, if it turns out even that card cant handle your scene,
you can always go for the FX6000 as some kind of last resort?

I can't judge just how rigid the 'show all stuff in one scene' criterium is
but I'd also recommend finding out if the client can give you some sketch-ideas
on how they want things presented so you can see if you can
make possible shortcuts in Lumion via hiding layers etc.
This would save you the need for a lot of excess resources.
Just my 2cts. Good luck in deciding wisely!  :)
Title: Re: Memory issue
Post by: 9fly on June 16, 2011, 06:02:25 am
this month MSI makes one new gtx580 Lightning with 3GB ram also. Some point to consider this version is equip with 2 bigger fans and still get 2 slots form factor; the fans can change color with temperature from Blue to White. The prices' set to $600 in newegg.

580 3GB is the way to go before test with Quadro.  :-D
Title: Re: Memory issue
Post by: FabioHFernandes on June 16, 2011, 02:14:06 pm
I saw yesterday that the dealers here in Brazil, started to sale this new 580 with 3gb...

I´ll try it for sure...

Thank you