Best GPU for Lumion 12

November 20, 2023
November 20, 2023 Chip Render

Lumion 12 is a great architectural visualization tool for every architect. It helps to bring your design to life in minutes. It is fast and reliable, but how fast does it run on your computer? Since Lumion is heavily reliant on GPU processing power, let’s find out what is the best GPU for Lumion 12.

Besides, you can download and run the Lumion trial to check your PC’s benchmark result.

What is the Best GPU for Lumion 12?

Depending on the project type and budget, you can get one suitable GPU for yourself as long as it meets the minimum hardware requirements. However, as Lumion only needs a dedicated GPU, we highly recommend you get the most powerful GPU you can afford. There are two things you also should take into consideration: PassMark score and Graphics card memory (VRAM).

PassMark score

You should get a GPU with as many PassMark points as possible. According to Lumion System Requirements:

  • Minimal: 7000 or higher PassMark scores

Examples: Quadro P2000, Quadro K6000, Radeon R9 290, Radeon Pro W5500, Quadro M5000, GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, Radeon RX 5600, Quadro P5000, GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2060, Radeon RX 5600 XT.

  • Recommended: 14000 or higher PassMark scores

Some examples: Radeon RX 5700 XT, Quadro RTX 4000, Quadro P6000, Quadro RTX 8000, Radeon RX 6700 XT, GeForce RTX 2080, GeForce RTX 3060, GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, Radeon PRO W6800.

  • High-end: 20000 or higher PassMark scores

Examples: NVIDIA RTX 3090, NVIDIA RTX 3080, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, Quadro RTX 6000, NVIDIA RTX A5000,  NVIDIA RTX A6000.

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GPU benchmarks by PassMark

Graphics card memory (VRAM)

The more VRAM is available, the more details, textures, and models can be loaded, processed, and rendered by your GPU.

  • Minimal: 4 GB+ (6 GB+ for rendering movies in 4K resolution)
  • Recommended: 8 GB+
  • High-end: 11 GB+

Best GPU for Lumion 12 - GPU Recommendations

From the recommended hardware requirements above, what is the Best GPU for Lumion 12?

Everyone has different needs and budgets, so we recommend 2 GPUs below. One is for complex designs and projects (recommended requirement), and one is for ultra-complex designs and projects with several high-end features (high-end requirement).


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Lumion Benchmark on Chip Render Cloud Workstation

We think it is fair to call the RTX 3090 card a “beast”. Although some new graphics cards have been released (such as RTX 3090 Ti and RTX 4090), RTX 3090 still proves to be one of the fastest gaming and creator GPUs on the market.

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