Everything you need to know to enjoy Lumion to the fullest
As a 3D rendering program, Lumion is different from other CAD software as it relies primarily on having an excellent graphics card. This is especially important for Lumion’s high-end features. Lumion also requires a computer with a fast graphics card with plenty of memory, as well as an internet connection.
Please check the requirements below to find out if your PC can give you a good Lumion experience. You can also find information about where to start if you are looking to purchase a new PC.
A PC with this hardware is not recommended, as it would only be able to handle simple projects, such as:
A small park or residential building with Lumion models and textures.
Please note that this configuration will not be capable of smoothly handling Lumion’s high-end features. We recommend upgrading if you find that your computer is close to these minimum requirements.
The PC running Lumion must be connected to the internet.
Graphics card memory
GPU scoring a G3DMark of 9,000 or higher with up-to-date drivers. (Such as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, Quadro RTX 4000, AMD Radeon RX 5700, or better)
6 GB or more*
Up-to-date Windows 10 64-bit (version 2004) or newer
Intel/AMD processor scoring a single thread CPUMark of 2,200 or higher. (Such as the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, Intel Core i7-4790S or better)
System memory (RAM)
Hard drive space
1920 x 1080 pixels**
16 GB or more
SATA SSD or HDD
Minimum 75 GB of free disk space in the drives where the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.
Click here to see which power supply you need (minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)
New PC purchase considerations
If you are considering the purchase of a new PC, we do not recommend using these minimum requirements.
To get the most out of Lumion, we recommend to start with our recommended requirements.
For more information regarding computer specs, visit our Knowledge Base article on this subject.
Still have questions? You can find many answers to common hardware questions on our System Requirements FAQ.
* Rendering movies in 4K resolution or using RayTracing requires a minimum of 8GB graphics card memory.
** Your screen resolution may be higher than 1920 x 1080; however, this will impact Lumion performance.
Does Lumion work on your current computer?
To see how Lumion will perform on your current PC or laptop computer, you can request to download the free trial and run Lumion’s in-program “Benchmark” test.
Lumion will benchmark your computer’s 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.