Lumion requires a fast computer. Find out what you need.

Lumion requires a computer with a fast graphics card with plenty of memory, as well as an internet connection.

Does Lumion work on my current computer?

 

To see how your current PC or laptop computer will perform with Lumion, you can download the free trial and run Lumion’s in-program “Computer speed” test.

 

Lumion will benchmark your computer on Graphics Card, Graphics Memory, CPU and system memory. If any of these components have a red score, you may want to upgrade this component for a better Lumion experience.

Don’t want to download the free trial? You can easily check and compare your graphics card with others by following the steps below:

 

1. Find your graphics card.

2. Search for your graphics card on the PassMark website

3. Compare your PassMark score to other graphics cards, Lumion system requirements, etc

Thinking of buying or upgrading your desktop or laptop computer?

Find the specifications you need to run Lumion.

Simply click on the tab most relevant to you.

System Requirements

Simple designs

(minimum

requirements)

Moderate

design

Complex design

(recommended

requirements)

 

Ultra complex

design

 

Examples A small building/interior with limited details
Graphics card At least 2,000 PassMark points
Graphics card memory 2 GB*
Graphics card examples GeForce GTX 1050, Quadro K4200
Operating system 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.
CPU (Processor) Intel Core i5 with 3.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher
Monitor resolution Minimum 1600 x 1080 pixels
System memory (RAM) 8 GB with as high a MHz value as possible
Hard drive Minimum 20 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)
Examples Moderately detailed office and residential complexes
Graphics card Mid-range graphics card
(at least 6,000 PassMark points)
Graphics card memory 6 GB
Graphics card examples Radeon RX 570, GeForce GTX TITAN
Operating system 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.
CPU (Processor) Intel Core i5 with 3.6 GHz base/boost speed or higher
Monitor resolution Minimum 1600 x 1080 pixels
System memory (RAM) 16 GB with as high a MHz value as possible
Hard drive Minimum 20 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)
Examples A large park or part of a city, detailed to highly detailed interiors, multi-floor with interiors
Graphics card High-end graphics card
(at least 8,000 PassMark points)
Graphics card memory 6 GB or more
Graphics card examples NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6 GB memory), Quadro K6000)
Operating system 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.
CPU (Processor) Intel Core i7 with 4.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher
Monitor resolution Minimum 1920 x 1080 pixels
System memory (RAM) 32 GB with as high a MHz value as possible
Hard drive Minimum 30 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)
Examples A highly detailed city, airport or stadium, highly detailed interiors, multi-floor with interiors
Graphics card High-end graphics card
(at least 10,000 PassMark points)
Graphics card memory 8 GB or more
Graphics card examples NVIDIA GTX 2080 Ti (11 GB memory),
NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB memory)
Operating system 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.
CPU (Processor) Intel Core i7 with 4.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher
Monitor resolution Minimum 1920 x 1080 pixels
System memory (RAM) 32 GB with as high a MHz value as possible
Hard drive Minimum 30 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)

*Rendering movies in 4K resolution requires a minimum of 6GB graphics card memory.

For more information regarding computer specs, visit our Knowledge Base article on this subject.

Want a crash course in optimizing software and hardware for a fast and smooth Lumion experience? Check out our blog post, Lumion computer advice for faster 3D rendering.

System Requirements FAQ

  • Does Lumion support 'remote desktop' access?

    a. Currently, Lumion does not official support any remote desktop access,

    for example via Windows Remote Desktop Access, Splashtop, WMWare Fusion,

    VMWare VDI, Citrix, ZenApp, Teamviewer, Nvidia GRID, XenServer, XenDesktop etc.

    b. There are currently no plans to add support for any of these applications.

    c. Read more here.

  • Does Lumion work on a Mac?

    a. Using Lumion on Macs is not officially supported. Nevertheless, to find out if it will work,

    please double-check that you have got the following:

    i. A relatively new Mac computer with a fast graphics card.

    ii. A Windows 10 license.

    iii. At least 100 GB free hard drive space for Windows 10 & Lumion.

    iv. Apple's Bootcamp software for installing Windows 10.

    v. The latest driver software for the graphics card.

    vi. Read more here.

  • What type of power supply will my computer need?

    a. The power supply is a very important component. An inferior quality power supply may cause your PC to reboot if it cannot cope with sudden spikes in demand while you're using Lumion (and other demanding 3D applications).

    b. For that reason, we strongly recommend using a power supply from a reputable manufacturer such as Corsair, Super Flower, EVGA or Seasonic.

    c. The power supply should ideally be marked as Gold-rated 80+ or Titanium-rated 80+,

    which means that it is very efficient and can maintain a steady current in spite of fluctuating demand.

    d. Read more here.

  • Why do I have a low benchmark score for the CPU?

    a. Most modern CPUs (processors) have a base speed and a boost speed measured in GHz (Giga Hertz).

    b. The first step is to double-check that your CPU (processor) meets or exceeds the minimum requirement

     in this Knowledge Base article. Please make sure that the boost and/or base speed exceed 3.0 GHz

    and that the CPU has got 4 cores or more.

    c. Some reasons why you may have a low CPU score include:

    i. Background processes & applications may be having an impact.

    ii. Intel SpeedStep is running and it may make the CPU run slower when speed is not needed.

    iii. Other, more accurate Benchmark tests may be needed.

    d. Read more here.

  • Why do I have a low benchmark score for the GPU?

    a. Lumion needs a graphics card with as many PassMark points as possible

    (PassMark points are used to rate the speed and performance of a graphics card).

    b. The first step is to double-check that your GPU (graphics card) meets

    or exceeds the minimum requirement in this Knowledge Base article.

    c. Some reasons why you may have a low GPU score include:

    i. You don’t have the latest graphics card driver and all available Windows

    updates installed.

    ii. Your PC isn’t using the right graphics card.

    iii. If you have two monitors and two graphics card, the monitor you’re using

    with Lumion might be physically connected to the slow graphics card.

    iv. Other, more accurate Benchmark tests may be needed.

    d. Read more here.

  • Do you have any recommendations for a laptop or PC computer?

    Check out the blog post, “Lumion computer advice for faster 3D rendering,”

    for some recommendations for a laptop or PC computer.

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