so i am searchin for a latop to run cubase 8 and other simialr audio programmes. i have already seen system requirements, but i would like to hear actual user opinions about the issue. so here are my questins:
1.which CPU is better for cubase 8? intel i3 4030u, OR Pentium N3530 or AMD A4-5000. how much effect does cpu have on cubase? (what would you suggest)
- is 4 gb ram enough if i do not stress the program too much.
3.do i need dedicated graphics card?
Should i but my bucks in more ram rather then cpu?
THANKS ALL FOR SUPPORT feel free to share your opinions about the issue
- CPU is the main component that determines Cubase performance when it comes to plugins. A better CPU can handle more plugins. I’m not well educated on the current market for laptop CPU’s but for desktops intel i5/i7 are preferred over AMD offerings and Intel Pentiums aren’t even sold anymore afaik;)
- 4GB ram should be fine if you’re not using too many samples. If your budget is tight I think you’ll benefit more from putting that money into a better CPU than into extra RAM.
- Not really, most CPU’s these days have an integrated graphics chip that’s more than sufficient to run Cubase.
It does depend a bit on your typical project though. If you want to record many audio tracks simultaneously you may need a faster harddrive than what’s in most laptops.
Performance benchmarks for all mentioned processors can be found here:
i3 wins hands down.
Thank you guys you helped me much