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dewitrydan

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Hardware recommendations for better performance
« on: December 05, 2010, 08:46:19 pm »
December 05, 2010, 08:46:19 pm
hey there.

I have been using lumion for a bit and have run into some performance issues when rendering and exporting movie files.

Here are my specs:

Core 2 duo @ 2.6ghz

2GB RAM DDR2

8800gts 320mb

Can you recomposed hardware upgrades to increase performance? 

Is the engine optimized for Nvidia as opposed to ATi?

I would like to render at pretty high res..2560 x 1600

How much video ram do you recommend?

Thanks

Hardware recommendations for better performance
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 08:54:30 pm »
December 05, 2010, 08:54:30 pm
We recommend as much video memory as you can get. That will allow you to keep painting content.

 

We have a 480 gtx and a 5970 ATI at the office and I personally like the 480 GTX the most. So for me personally I would get a 580 GTX with as much memory as you can find if you want the most out of Lumion.

 

We didn't test the latest ATI card so we can't say anything about that.

 

As far as CPU goes go for something with a fast single thread. Even though Lumion uses mutlithreading in many cases the main program loop benefits from a fast CPU a lot.

 

Go for a 64 bit OS and 4 GB minimum.

dewitrydan

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 09:50:07 pm »
December 05, 2010, 09:50:07 pm
Which graphics card do you recommend  for under £200?

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 09:51:59 pm »
December 05, 2010, 09:51:59 pm
I see that a 460 GTX 1 GB can be bought under 200 pound. I would recommend that.

dewitrydan

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 09:52:51 pm »
December 05, 2010, 09:52:51 pm
Will the rest of my system bottleneck this card?

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 09:53:53 pm »
December 05, 2010, 09:53:53 pm
If you use an object with a lot of surfaces/materials yes. Else no.