Let’s suppose you’re starting from the beginning.

Well, almost zero. It’s time for upgrading your computer and you’re in need of an office computer with an impressive engine for modeling using CAD software, and rendering with Lumion.

And you don’t know how to begin.

If you’re looking to purchase a brand laptop or desktop or upgrading the performance of your desktop or laptop computer, or even the custom build you want and locating the most suitable equipment for supercharging Lumion performance may seem like an impossible task however, it doesn’t have to be.

Through this article, you’ll look into the following subjects and receive advice on what’s appropriate for your situation:

Lumion recommends hardware, such as desktops, graphics cards, and laptops
Do you want to build a custom computer?
Your current computer or laptop work with Lumion?
How do you get the best performance from Lumion
The Graphics Card Buyer’s Handbook

Hardware suggestions for computers

As you read the recommendations in this article, keep in mind that a high-end GPU is by far the key element to have a great experience using Lumion. Memory, CPU and other specifications also have a part to play but a pleasant experience starts with the graphics card.

These suggestions aren’t affected by any hardware manufacturer. Lumion has no relationships with hardware brands or manufacturers.

We want to present the hardware, with no external influence that we are confident will provide you with a fantastic experience while rendering with Lumion. It’s important to research each laptop or desktop computer prior to purchasing. Further down in this article there’s a wealth of information on how you can make the right choice.

Graphics cards

We’ve offered recommendations for Nvidia graphics card. For a quick reminder that graphic card (or GPU) on your computer is what shows the Lumion work on your computer’s display. As you work on creating the environment surrounding your project and displaying it, the graphics card will ensure an enjoyable and smooth frame-rate (measured by FPS). When rendering an image, the GPU speeds up the process of rendering to allow you to obtain the video, image or 360-degree panorama in a quick and efficient way.

If you’re not sure the right graphics card for you for your needs, you can find more details on the Graphics Card Buyer’s Guide further down in this blog. If not, take a look at some of the options below:

Desktop computers

What is a great desktop computer that can run Lumion?

There is an answer more in depth within section titled Custom Build Computer section in this article, but it boils down to the need for a powerful GPU. It is essential to have a high-end GPU for 3D rendering that is fast as well as performance with Lumion and, while shopping be sure to be aware of this specifications.

A high-quality desktop computer that supports Lumion is also equipped with enough processor to backup your graphics card. It also has adequate system memory, a reliable power supply, and a 64-bit Windows 10 operating system.

When you’re looking for the best computer for Lumion there are some important points to be aware of:

There are various models, configurations and kits that are available for various laptop and desktop computers. A lot of desktops, like can be made to order and let you pick the features you would like to have inside it.
The resolution of the screen has a significant effect on how fast. A screen that is 3840×2160 pixels for example, is very demanding for an graphics card even using an RTX 2080Ti. If you have the option then consider a 1080x 1920 screen.

Here are some top-performing desktop computers with varying prices. These are just a few examples of the various workstations available, and there are more efficient desktop computers that can be compared.

Important note: Some of the links listed below will direct you to a configuration page for your computer’s manufacturer’s website. Make sure to double-check the configuration of your computer prior to making any purchase to ensure that it meets the requirements of Lumion’s system.

Laptop computers

A growing number of architects are bringing their CAD designs as well as renderings to the road and, with the rapid growth of laptop and graphics cards the top systems are becoming smaller and more affordable.

These are some of the top-performing laptops available at different prices. Remember that these laptops are just an example, and there are plenty of similarly powerful laptops. Be sure to take note of the configuration, specifically when it comes towards the graphic card.

Do you want to build a custom computer?

Making an entire computer from scratch or hiring someone else to construct your ideal architectural design and rendering machine? There are a variety of methods to speed up the process of creating an Lumion-ready machine.

In the beginning, it’s an excellent idea to read the remainder of this article to learn about specific tips to optimize Lumion performance. In the second instance, if you’re headed to your local computer shop and want to inquire about the staff to assist you, you could give them the Lumion System Requirements.

I’d like to have the best Lumion-ready workstation that money can buy.

Graphics cards: Card with an G3DMark at 20,000 or greater
CPU: CPU Intel/AMD processor with one thread with a CPUMark of 3000 and higher
Memory of the system: 64 GB or more
Power supply: At a minimum, 80+ gold-rated and with enough power.
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit

I have a budget of about $600 and I’m trying to maximize the price/performance ratio

Graphics Card: card that has an G3DMark at 14,000 and greater
CPU Intel/AMD Processor scoring a single thread CPUMark score of 2600
or greater
System memory: 32GB or more
Power supply: At least 80+ gold-rated and with enough power.
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit

My budget is limited but I need a stable workstation for scenes that are complex (large park or a part of an entire city)

Graphics Card: A card with an G3DMark of at least 10,000
CPU: CPU Intel AMD with an individual thread CPUMark of 2200 or greater
Memory in the system: 16GB or more
Power supply: At least 80+ gold-rated and with enough power.
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit

Your current laptop or laptop work with Lumion?

If you’re trying to determine whether your present system is fast enough to run Lumion The next step to take is determine the specifications of your computer.

There are four basic specifications that you will need to be aware of to ensure the best Lumion functionality on your PC, which include:

Card for graphics (GPU)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Memory of the system (RAM)
Memory of a graphic card (VRAM)

If you already own Lumion it is possible to find these information when you run a benchmark on your Lumion homepage screen. If you don’t own Lumion make sure you can test the 14-day trial for free of Lumion. The benchmark will let you know whether the performance is poor, not good enough, or perfect.

There are various other ways to get information about the specifications of your PC. As an example, this approach that is described in this article uses an application called the DirectX diagnosis tool (DxDiag) for Windows 10.

Simply click on the Windows Search bar, or use the keys WIN+S simultaneously
In DxDiag, type in
You can open Dxdiag through clicking the result of a search
Note on the Operating System’s Processor, the Operating System, and Memory
In the upper right-hand corner of the screen Click on”Display”. At the bottom of the window, click on the “Display” tab. Or, in certain cases it may be you can click the “Render” tab, to see the details of your graphics card.
Write down the graphics card’s name as well as the VRAM (often it is written with the words “Display Memory” or “VRAM”)

If you have this information even if it’s not clear to know what it all means then you’ll have an enormous head start in upgrading your graphic card, or any other component, and getting the most efficient performance from Lumion.

How do you get the best performance from Lumion?

Here are the essential requirements of computers to ensure smooth, stable, and non-laggy efficiency in Lumion:

A fast and powerful graphics card that has a 20.000+ PassMark Score (more about this later) and 11GB of memory for graphics cards, or more.
CPU that has over 4.0 GHz and 8 cores. It is possible to use Lumion on a processor that runs around 3.0 GHz or more If you do have an extremely powerful graphics card, an unfast CPU will negate the benefits you’d have.
64GB of memory in the system (RAM). If you’re only working on simple scenes, you could get by with just 16GB of memory however, this isn’t ideal for complex, large scenes.
64 bit Windows 10 operating system.
A 1000-watt Goldor Titanium-rated 80+ power source.
40GB of storage space on a speedy drive like an m.2 NVMe drive (Lumion requires about 20GB of free storage).

Remember the fact that Lumion’s specifications are premium specifications. Lumion still runs with the minimum specs that you can see on the site.

Graphics Guide for Buyers of Cards

Since Lumion is based on the latest 3D graphics technology The speed of your graphic card will impact the speed of real-time visualisation as well as the rendering speed.

There are a myriad of graphics cards in the market. However, when you are trying to choose the right graphics card that balances cost and performance, there’s one element that could help make browsing easier The PassMark point.

PassMark points can be used to evaluate an individual’s performance on a graphic card. The more points in the PassMark score, the better the efficiency of the graphics card.