Food for thought…
What about no GPU card at all and using only a (good!) docking station?!?
At minimum something like the one I pasted below. (countless options out there!!)
You can then swap your entire station, incl. two 4k monitors, kbd+mouse, ilok dongles, and UR-C interface, etc. between your desktop rig and laptop(s)…
Lousy performances for gaming, but should be fine for DAW-like workloads.
I’ve thought about that as well, but rather like the idea of a powerful production machine that can handle any type of VST load with low latency and multiple drives for docs, audio and samples. I’ve got a nice Intel EVO-spec Ultrabook at the moment with Thunderbolt 4, but unfortunately that is too weak for the things I’m usually doing…
I was thinking of using such a docking station with your main ‘desktop’ PC or workstation, not necessarily needs to be with a laptop.
You just need a USB-C port out of your new PC/workstation.
To quickly being able to swap your setup from your workstation to your laptop (or even iPad Pro!) is just icing on the cake.
I built a new dedicated audio PC earlier this year and use this GT 710 card but I’m having all kinds of crash issues with a DLL file (separate thread).
I’ve just ordered the GT 1030 and I will give that a try, but for this crash issue that some experience with Nvidia it is recommended to use Nvidia Studio drivers instead of the Game Ready drivers, but Nvidia GT series don’t seem to have studio drives, they are only available for GTX and RTX series.
I can’t find any other fanless cards to try though so I will see if the GT 1030 fixes the issue, otherwise I might have to try AMD, but really want a fanless GPU solution.
I used a NVIDIA Quadro RTX4000 for my new PC build last year. I can say that I’ve never heard the fan under load. It is a true workstation-grade graphics card, and because of that NVIDIA has a much stricter process for vetting driver releases than their Gforce line. It is a bit pricey (~$1,000 USD), but if you want something that just works, than this card is amazing. If you plan on using your PC for other creative endeavors (video editing, 3D modeling, etc.) than something like this card is what you want.
I have a wd19tb too, and just did a test plugin my SSL2+ directly on my computer and didn’t found a noticeable improvement, thou it might be there, that’s why I was asking. Have you tried connecting it to your dock with the new firmware that was released on November?
Yes, same problem. My UR44-C only produced intermittent sound. That was with my previous system, an HP laptop i7-8550u, pretty strong for a laptop. I had to plug the device into a USB port directly on the machine.