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Title: need a medium to highend Graphics card suggestion
Post by: dhaval7shah on October 02, 2012, 11:07:16 pm
For Lumion and Artlantis (secondary); which series is better ?
Firepro or GTX or Quadro ?
Also which card is best among listed below;
Firepro v5900 (2GB) or Quadro fx 5800 4GB or GTX 590/680/690 or HD radeon 7990 ?
Title: Re: need a medium to highend Graphics card suggestion
Post by: Gilson Antunes on October 03, 2012, 02:03:22 am
Today, my vote is for GTX 680.
If Lumion pass simultaneous use more plates, my vote will be for GTX690. But this is not confirmed.

I use now a GTX580 3GB - works very well with large files.
Title: Re: need a medium to highend Graphics card suggestion
Post by: ilwedritschel on October 03, 2012, 04:49:49 am
i work with the gtx680 4gb is the best you can get for lumion at the time ,but for 100€ less you get the 670 4gb wich is only 7%-10% slower than the 680.
before i use the gtx570 2gb, for big scene 5 models inside about 150mb each and a lot of trees 7800k verts over all, there was too much the fbs are only 1-2fbs. the same scene with gtx 680 is now 9 fbs again.
scene with 3000k verts works with 40fbs but i have bigger scens with 11000k verts the works with 20fbs. i don´t now wy? (lumion team maybe can tell us)
Title: Re: need a medium to highend Graphics card suggestion
Post by: peterm on October 03, 2012, 08:28:54 am
Ha,  2weeks ago videobenchmark rated the 670 just ahead of the 680, now its slower (again).  Can they ever make up their minds?

High End video benchmarks (http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html).

The FirePro rockets in to the lead, but not proven with Lumion, and wow the price!

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Title: Re: need a medium to highend Graphics card suggestion
Post by: Morten on October 03, 2012, 12:37:22 pm
scene with 3000k verts works with 40fbs but i have bigger scens with 11000k verts the works with 20fbs. i don´t now wy? (lumion team maybe can tell us)

Hi ilwedritschel, the framerate is a product of many factors, for example fillrate (many overlapping surfaces with transparency really drain performance) and also the number of drawcalls, i.e. how many different models you have in your scene (the graphics card has to change materials every time it switches to the next model, and every time it does this, a bit of time is wasted).

For that reason, it is not possible to diagnose performance in your scenes purely based on the number of vertices in your scene.

As an example, a model consisting of 3 million vertices and a single material will probably result in a better framerate than a model consisting of 30.000 vertices with 3000 different materials.
Title: Re: need a medium to highend Graphics card suggestion
Post by: WP Visions LLC on October 03, 2012, 05:24:30 pm
does having multiple cards still not improve the performance in Lumion? For example I am looking at a laptop with this:

Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 675M - SLI® Enabled

Or I can get the GTX 680 for the same proce. 

So any super computer techs out there, even if lumion didnt use the capability of two cards, would I still be better off with all my other programs like sketchup, with two cards?
Title: Re: need a medium to highend Graphics card suggestion
Post by: Arthur on October 03, 2012, 05:29:57 pm
For our general advice on this subject, also check http://lumion3d.com/faq (http://lumion3d.com/faq)

'Does Lumion run fast on my graphics card?'
Title: Re: need a medium to highend Graphics card suggestion
Post by: peterm on October 04, 2012, 12:15:06 am
And Mortens forum topic: FAQ: LUMION 2: Minimum hardware requirements (http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/lumion-2-minimum-hardware-requirements/).

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