I have a 4 monitor setup and would like to start working with Cubase 8.5, but switching to Aero currently make the transport bar stutter and the meters are lagging. Does anyone have a recommendation for a graphic card that works fine with Cubase 8.5 and a 4 monitor setup?
I’m currently using two graphic-cards in my computer, AMD R7 260x and and AMD HD 6450 and this works fine in Cubase 7.5.40, but as soon as I switch to an Aero theme, the transport bar stutters and Cubase feels like its lagging.
In Cubase 8.5, if I remove the mixer, channel editor and various open plugins (like Ozone) from the screen and just let it play with the arranger, it plays 100% fine without any stutter or lag, so I figured I need a more powerful graphic card to handle everything thats going on onscreen.
My system is Windows 7, 64 GB Ram, SSDs for sytem and samples, ASUS P9X79 LE Motherboard, RME Babyface Audiointerface (onboard audio disabled in BIOS), Oxygen 61 midicontroller, CC121 and Korg Nanokontrol connected, all drivers and firmware are up to date.
Any recommendations/experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Asus STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5 or the Asus STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5
I have both on different systems, I use the GTX970 for my DAW. Best thing is that the fans won’t engage until the GPU temp hits 65°C. In my 3-screen setup for Cubase the fans never spin, cause the application is not graphic heavy, and my case is also well ventilated.
According to the asus website for the strix 970 and 960 seem to support 4K settings, depending upon the which display connector is used. Check that out before you buy.
The Strix 960 is less power hungry and requires only 1 6-pin powerconnector where as the strix 970 requires 2. I don’t know about the 4K resolution refresh rate … but that is something that should be easy to find as well.
No idea about that model/brand though I have a geforce 750, which is ~3.5x less powerful than a 970, ~2.4x less powerful than a 960
and I run 2 monitors from that single 750 card #1 running 3840x2160 (4k) @ 60fps (DP1.2) #2 1920x1200 @ 60fps (HDMI)
with no issues, So a 960 or 970 running a single 4k monitor will be childs play (keep in mind you will need to use display port to run at 60fps)
The GTX 750, a great card, has no extra power connector requirement, but lacks the Strix finesse of have no fan engagement below 65°C, but if you have an passive cooled card, than you don’t have that problem either.