Will Lumion run on your laptop PC?

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Poster: Morten
Article ID: 511
Posted: Fri 29 Jan 2016
Approved: Yes

QUESTION
Will Lumion run on your laptop PC?

ANSWER
The minimum requirement is a PC with an Nvidia or AMD graphics card that gets at least 2,000 PassMark points and has at least 2GB memory of onboard memory.

We recommend a gaming laptop/notebook PC with an Nvidia GTX 1060, 1070 or 1080 graphics card.

GOLD OPTION - Laptop PCs with a GTX 1080:
  • Eurocom Tornado F5: GTX 1080 graphics card.  i7-7700K processor or better. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • XMG U717: GTX 1080 graphics card.  i7-7700K processor or better. 32-64 GB system memory.
SILVER OPTION - Laptop PCs with a GTX 1070:
  • XMG U507: GTX 1070 graphics card.  i7-7700K processor or better. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • XMG P507: GTX 1070 graphics card.  i7-7700HQ processor or better. 16-64 GB system memory.
  • XMG P707: GTX 1070 graphics card.  i7-7700HQ processor or better. 16-64 GB system memory.
  • MSI GT73VR: GTX 1070 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor or better. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • MSI GT62VR: GTX 1070 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • ASUS GL502VS: GTX 1070 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
BRONZE OPTION - Laptop PCs with a GTX 1060:
  • MSI GS63VR: GTX 1060 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • Alienware 15 R3: GTX 1060 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • ASUS GL502VM: GTX 1060 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • Gigabyte P55W v7: GTX 1060 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • Gigabyte Aero 14: GTX 1060 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • MSI GS43VR: GTX 1060 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor. 16-32 GB system memory.

If your laptop PC has a slow graphics card with less than 2GB onboard memory or if it only has an Intel HD graphics card, the laptop PC will be unsuitable for Lumion. The result is graphics errors and driver crashes if you try to use Lumion anyway.
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1) Some laptop PCs are equipped with two graphics cards - a slow Intel HD card and a faster Nvidia or AMD graphics card. Please have a look at the specifications of your laptop PC to determine the name of the Nvidia or AMD graphics card.

2) Once you have located the name of the Nvidia or AMD graphics card, please verify that it has at least 2,000 PassMark points and 2GB memory by typing in the name in the search field in the top right corner of this website. If it hasn't got at least 2,000 Passmark points and 2GB memory, you will be unable to use Lumion on this laptop PC.

3) If it has got enough PassMark points and at least 2GB memory, and Lumion crashes or exhibits artifacts when you try to load a scene, it is most likely still using the slow Intel HD card in Lumion.

4) To fix this problem, please follow these instructions, depending on whether your laptop PC uses an Nvidia or an AMD graphics card:

NVIDIA CARDS:
a) Right-click on the desktop and choose Nvidia Control Panel.
b) Manage 3D Settings -> Program Settings tab -> Add -> Locate Lumion.exe in the folder you installed Lumion in.
d) Select the preferred graphics processor for this program -> High-performance Nvidia processor.



AMD/ATI CARDS:
a) Click on the Windows Start button and select Programs
b) Click on Catalyst Control Center
c) Click on Power and select Switchable Graphics
d) Choose Lumion from the list or browse to select an application and assign the AMD card
e) Start Lumion

After making the change to the dedicated Nvidia/AMD graphics card, the Lumion Benchmark report will continue to show the Intel HD graphics card as the one used in the test. You can safely ignore this. However the benchmark score should now be significantly higher which will indicate that the correct graphics card is used.



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