Author Topic: does Lumion benefit from CUDA  (Read 2886 times)

engchen85

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does Lumion benefit from CUDA
« on: June 26, 2012, 01:47:04 pm »
June 26, 2012, 01:47:04 pm
hi guys, my old graphic card with only 512mb keeps crashing while exporting poster size images in lumion. its bout time i get a new one but i'm in a dilemma to go for a ATI or NVIDIA card. thus, i would like to know whether Lumion benefits from NVIDIA CUDA. cuz if it does i would definitely go for a NVIDIA card. hope to get some advice here. thanks. =)

anyway, thanks to Lumion for making rendering so easy~!!!

Re: does Lumion benefit from CUDA
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 01:56:32 pm »
June 26, 2012, 01:56:32 pm
hi guys, my old graphic card with only 512mb keeps crashing while exporting poster size images in lumion. its bout time i get a new one but i'm in a dilemma to go for a ATI or NVIDIA card. thus, i would like to know whether Lumion benefits from NVIDIA CUDA. cuz if it does i would definitely go for a NVIDIA card. hope to get some advice here. thanks. =)

anyway, thanks to Lumion for making rendering so easy~!!!

Lumion uses HLSL, not CUDA. Nevertheless we generally recommend NVidia cards. See also FAQ q/a no 4.

engchen85

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Re: does Lumion benefit from CUDA
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 05:57:35 pm »
June 27, 2012, 05:57:35 pm
thanks for the reply  ;)

the problem i have now is i can't decide whether to go for the gtx560 ti top or the hd 7850/7870.

would like to know how far will the vram of 1gb or 2gb affect rendering time...

and also 128 or 256 bit...really confuse. if i had the budget of coz i'll go for gtx680!

 

thecravatman

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Re: does Lumion benefit from CUDA
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 10:15:50 pm »
June 27, 2012, 10:15:50 pm
GTX 670 is great value and uses less power, I would recommend it.

Re: does Lumion benefit from CUDA
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 11:55:35 pm »
June 27, 2012, 11:55:35 pm
Presume you have read the min hardware requirements topic and the benchmark site.

Always go for the fastest rated on performance, currently single core GPU, with max amount of VRAM (min 1GB, theres now some GTX with 4GB), per budget dollar that you can, then check quality of supply and terms as not all cards are made with the same or have the same reliability or post-sales service. 

Some 570 or 580's represent good $ value otherwise 670/680, the Radeons (here) seem to be cheaper and provide a larger 3GB VRAM than GeForce but then GeForce tends to be faster and is more standard.