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Title: [Answered] BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Steffasdf on January 30, 2017, 07:28:29 pm
Hi everyone! Maybe my question is a bit silly.. Im planning to acquire the last version of the program, but first I want to run the benchmark test of Lumion in my computer to know exactly which is the performance I can reach... the problem is that I don't find the link to download the little program in the official site because the website is empty (https://www.lumion.es/lumion-benchmark). |:(
Can somebody please bring me some link to download it or a way to get it?
Thanks in advance!!  :D
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Morten on January 30, 2017, 07:32:08 pm
Hi Steffasd, welcome to the Lumion Support Center! :)

The benchmark application is outdated and was removed a long time ago.

Please install either Lumion 5.3 Demo or the 7-day trial version of Lumion 7.0.1 Pro (instructions here (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003469714-Is-there-a-Trial-version-of-Lumion-)).
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Steffasdf on January 30, 2017, 07:40:05 pm
Hi Morten! Thank you so much for the quick answer! what a pity that the  application is disabled  :-\ . I'll do what you say but first let me ask you what do you think about my computer to run the Lumion, it is an Intel i7 4790, with a GTX 970 4gb, a SSD (125gb) and a 2TB hard disk.
Is that enough to run the program or I'll be a bit complicated?

Again...thanks!
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Morten on January 30, 2017, 07:48:35 pm
Hello again, the GTX 970 is a good graphics card for Lumion, and the SSD and harddrive are fine (assuming they're not full :)).

1) How much system memory does your PC have? 16 GB?

2) What's the CPU speed?
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Steffasdf on January 30, 2017, 07:51:32 pm
Morten!, I got 16 gb of memory and the CPU speed is 3,60 GHz  :-D
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Morten on January 30, 2017, 07:51:58 pm
Yup, that should be fine - the graphics card will let you work on moderately complex scenes in Lumion.
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Steffasdf on January 30, 2017, 07:54:03 pm
Hurrah!  :D :D :D
Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Morten on January 30, 2017, 07:55:10 pm
You're welcome. :)

Let us know if we can assist with anything else.
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: TPP CADguy on February 21, 2017, 09:03:10 pm
Hello,

We are having an issue with the speed at which Lumion creates a fly-through and it crashes sometimes. I attached an image of our benchmark and I believe that we need to get a better graphics card. What has worked best with Lumion?



Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Morten on February 22, 2017, 10:16:40 am
Hi TPP CADguy, welcome to the Lumion Support Center.

The Nvidia Quadro K4000 graphics card gets 2,841 PassMark points (http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Quadro+K4000&id=2272).

The minimum requirement for simple Lumion scenes is 2,000 points (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003476753-Which-graphics-card-do-you-need-). The next step up is 6,000 points (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003476753-Which-graphics-card-do-you-need-) for moderately complex Lumion scenes. Click here (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003476753-Which-graphics-card-do-you-need-) to see the full list.

As you've found out the hard way, a slow graphics card will have a significant impact on render times.

We provide recommendations on which graphics cards to pick (based on the complexity of the scenes you expect to be working on), as well as recommendations on other PC components in these Knowledge Base (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us;area=cats;cat=41) articles.

Please note that it is not always simply a matter of buying a new graphics card.

If the PC has a slow CPU and/or an inadequate power supply, you may experience subpar performance in Lumion and the power supply might not be suitable for the graphics card you picked.

For that reason, I'd recommend that you have a look at the Knowledge Base articles above, and let us know what you have in mind (based on your budget, your project requirements and any other constraints).

Now, regarding the crashes you're experiencing, I'm guessing you're running Lumion 5.3 Demo on Windows 10?

If so, please note that this version is 2 years old and cannot use more than 4 GB memory (regardless of how much is available) on Windows 10. Exceeding 4 GB memory will make Lumion crash. This limitation does not apply to Lumion 6.5 (and newer versions of Lumion).

For that reason, I would recommend that you click here (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003469714-Is-there-a-Trial-version-of-Lumion-) and follow the instructions to get access to our 7-day fully functional trial version of Lumion 7.0.1 Pro. Please note that this version requires that the latest graphics card driver and all available Windows updates are installed.

Let us know if we can assist with anything else.
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: TPP CADguy on February 22, 2017, 08:43:05 pm
Thank you for your response and help!
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Morten on February 22, 2017, 08:47:16 pm
You're welcome. :)
Title: SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
Post by: ROANK MOONDRA on January 12, 2018, 06:30:14 pm
Hi Morten, can you please help me with this specifications and tell me weather i should go for it on not,

1. Intel 7th Gen Core i7-8700K
2. M/B - MSI Z370 PC Pro
3. RAM - Corsair Vengence 16GB(2400MHz)
4. GRAPHIC - ZOTAC GTX 1070 8 GB
5. POWER SUPPLY - CORSAIR CX 600WATT(80 PLUS BRONZE)
6. COOLING - COOLER MASTER LIQUID LITE 120
7. HDD - SSD. WD 500 GB M2.0

I AM BIT CONFUSED IN THE CHOISE OF MOTHER BOARD & POWER SUPPLY

Thanks
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Morten on January 12, 2018, 07:00:42 pm
Hi Roank, welcome. :)

Which version of Lumion are you using? (This is shown on the Settings screen in Lumion)
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: ROANK MOONDRA on January 12, 2018, 07:10:38 pm
I AM PLANNING TO USE LUMION 7, AND FOR THAT PURPOSE ONLY I AM PLANING TO HAVE A CPU ASSEMBLED
Title: Re: BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: Morten on January 12, 2018, 08:11:37 pm
Thanks for the information.

Lumion 7 is no longer for sale.

You can only buy Lumion 8 now.

The hardware configuration looks fine, but you will need a gold-rated 80+ power supply.

Please see this article for more information:

Knowledge Base article: Which power supply do you need? (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003476773-Which-power-supply-do-you-need-)
Title: Re: [Answered] BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: ROANK MOONDRA on January 12, 2018, 08:30:41 pm
Thanks for the replay Morten really appreciate it and i will keep in mind to purchase LUMION 8 only.

I have one more question for you, if you can help me with that,

For which series of graphic card should I go for the GTX series or the Quadro series because frankly speaking the Lumion team have a slight inclination for the GTX series where as the entire internet is screaming that the Quadro series is undisputedly much better than GTX series for CAD based purposes.

Can i go for Quadro P2000(5GB), if yes kindly do tell me what kind of scenes can i work with in this perticular model of graphic card(Quadro P2000)

Sincearly,
Roank Moondra
Title: Re: [Answered] BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: peterm on January 12, 2018, 08:53:26 pm
Hi Roank Moondra

There's lots of discussion, and advantages or disadvantages in the debate about Quadro or not.  Quadro if you want certified and specifically designed hardware for CAD based applications, however general graphics cards for gaming do just as well with CAD.

Lumion is not CAD, and in our experience, general graphics cards do a little bit better with Lumion.  GTX cards still currently out perform Radeon cards by a margin.  General graphics cards are also a lot more affordable than Quadros (NVIDIA) or FirePro (AMD), so you can afford to get a better graphics card for the same cost.

It is also important to get a graphics card that meets or exceeds the requirements based on the type of complexity in your intended Scenes.

A 600 Watt power supply (Gold +) would be considered minimum.  Please follow the link Morten posted as well as:
What kind of computer does Lumion need? (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003476793-What-kind-of-computer-does-Lumion-need-)
Which graphics card do you need? (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003476753-Which-graphics-card-do-you-need-)

Blog Article: Blog: What is the best hardware for Lumion?: [October 13 2016] (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003474413-Why-are-Spotlights-not-casting-shadows-471)
Title: Re: [Answered] BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: ROANK MOONDRA on January 12, 2018, 09:13:36 pm
Thanks for the reply Peterm, i will make it sure to go for a power supply as mentioned in the link that you sent me.

Can you please share your thought regarding the mother board that i have mentioned in the proposed system specifications

1. Intel 7th Gen Core i7-8700K
2. M/B - MSI Z370 PC Pro
3. RAM - Corsair Vengence 16GB(2400MHz)
4. GRAPHIC - ZOTAC GTX 1070 8 GB
5. COOLING - COOLER MASTER LIQUID LITE 120
6. HDD - SSD. WD 500 GB M2.0

Will the processor over clock on this particular mother board, when there is a need??

Waiting for an accurate replay

ROANK MOONDRA


Title: Re: [Answered] BENCHMARK TEST
Post by: peterm on January 12, 2018, 10:58:43 pm
Hi Roank Moondra

So long as the motherboard is suitable for the CPU, and supports the graphics card fully, then we usually do not provide too much by way of comment on motherboards.

There are often a range of motherboards, and which one used depends on the PC supplier and the price point you want to pay, as well as the type of CPU, and speed of the CPU and system memory (RAM).

A good high performance, gaming based and quality made motherboard will pay dividends, as they are more likely to give optimal support for the graphics card and rest of the system. 

MSI have a number of recognised high performance gaming based motherboards.

As I read it, the MSI Z370 based motherboards are for the new Z370 based Intel chips, which are for the new "Coffee Lake" 8th Gen CPU's with i7-8000 series brand names. There's not much difference to the Z270 motherboards at this stage, as these are being provided to meet the Z370 support of the new CPU range.

Is it a typo otherwise, please check with your PC supplier that you are getting an 8th gen CPU (re your details in
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1. Intel 7th Gen Core i7-8700K

Note 7th gen systems are fully capable of supporting the GTX 1070.  Clock rate of the CPU is still the important factor, not the number of cores (which is what the new 8th gen is mostly about). The i7-8700K has a clock rate 3.7 to 4.7 Ghz so would not be a bottleneck for the graphics card.

Please do a Google Search for review of the motherboard.  Here's three to get you started.
Techpowerup - MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC Review (https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/Z370_GAMING_PRO_CARBON_AC/)
KitGuru - MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review (https://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/ryan-martin/msi-z370-gaming-pro-carbon-ac-motherboard-review/)
TechReport -
 MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard reviewed (https://techreport.com/review/32836/msi-z370-gaming-pro-carbon-ac-motherboard-reviewed)

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