I’ve made a lot of search regarding the GUI performance issues (lagginess, sluggishness when doing editing etc) and some of them seem to be in relation to Nvidia drivers, but I haven’t found a solution regardless of any further tweaking including uninstalling Nvidia drivers and doing a clean reinstall (complete driver wipe with Driverfusion), rolling back to previous ones (trying out the suggested ones for possible fixes) and whatever that comes into my mind.
This “lagginess” seems to occur only GUI-wise, I currently have no problems related to audio at all, but it always seems to happen whenever I do slicing and quantization on multitracked drum events. I guess things get out of hand when such an amount of multiple events and waveforms get chopped up, but I think that my current configuration is not really supposed to have such an issue at least graphics wise.
I have to conduct slip editing on multitracked drums by hand, but the lagginess results in the loss of considerable amount of time.
System specs below;
-Cubase Pro 8 running on Win7 64bit (up to date) (the unnecessary background services are disabled, and it was tweaked in the manner of a DAW PC, without going overkill)
-2 x Nvidia GTX 560 Ti’s on SLI configuration running on driver version 353.06
-Intel Core i5 760 @2.80 stock speeds (all the throttle settings in BIOS, including core parking are disabled)
-16GB of memory
-2TB WD Caviar Green HDD (mind that the project/audio files and the Cubase 8 installation, the OS, plugins, sample libraries are NOT on different drives, but on seperate partitions, I’m not sure if this could be related to GUI sluggishness)
-2TB WD My Book 1140 External HDD
Any help is really appreciated, thanks in advance.
EDIT: One thing I’ve noticed, (as obviously) the problem seems to go away when I untick “Show Waveforms” via Preferences > Event Display > Audio submenu. I wonder if Cubase (or due to anything not proper on my rig, the computer itself or the GPU) is not able to utilize the graphics card successfully in order to render the waveforms?