WIKI: List of systems that work best with Cubase

It would be great for any people who have PC or Mac systems and OS versions that they find work problem free with Cubase 11. I posit this to help us in future system buying decisions.

I understand there are no guarantees, but I believe a list from users who have found their systems to work well would be a great help to everyone.

So, models processors, GPUs, monitors and OS versions. I would say over all makes / models that perform without any crash, latency issue and freeze free would be a great help.

If you would like to add your system’s info, use this format:

Brand & model:
Audio Interface:
Monitor(s) (if applicable)
Extra details (ie, upgrades, customization)

Thanks to everyone in advance for your information.

Hi, Friede here. I’d like to contribute:

Brand & model: PC
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
OS: Windows 10 Home 21H1 (build 19043.1288)
Audio Interface: Focusrite Clarett 8pre usb & Steinberg UR44 & Steinberg UR242
Monitors: Samsung 4k 32" & Samsung 1080p 27"
Extra details: 64GB RAM

Runs perfectly stable. Only issue (except from some minor confirmed Cubase UI bugs) was a thing with some activated antialiasing options in the GTX-gaming-driver resulting in weird graphic glitches. After deactivating them it never happened again, after switching to the GTX-studio-driver I even could activate those options again without any further problems.

October 27, 2021 x
Steve here, my system runs smoothly, though I would not call this laptop a powerhouse.

Brand & model: HP Spectre x360 Convertible 15-ch0xx, 2018
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Memory 16gb
GPU: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
OS: Windows 11 Pro 64-bit Version: 22000.282
Audio Interface: Steinberg UR44-C
Monitor(s) (if applicable)
Extra details (ie, upgrades, customization)
Works very smoothly, this is a powerful laptop for its age. I do low-ish track count composition (up to 20 inst/midi/audio tracks max) using Kontakt, Halion, Iconica Sections and Players

October 28, 2021
cubic13 one (nearly two years old - november 2019)

Brand & model : (custom built)
Mobo & case : Asus Prime X470-Pro + Zalman Z9 Neo Plus case + Zalman EBT 650W power supply
CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X + Noctua NH-U12S cooler
Memory : 32 Gb (2 x 16 Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 - 3200 MHz)
Disk units : two SSDs (WD Black m.2 - 512 Gb + Corsair Force MP300 - 1 Tb)
Graphic card & Monitor : Sapphire Radeon RX550 + AOC Q3279VWF monitor (2560 x 1440, no HiDPI involved)
OS : Windows Pro 10 (currently 21H1 - Build : 19043.1288), installed by myself from its 1903 USB version.
Audio/MIDI interface : RME Fireface UCX (USB2) + Behringer ADA8200 (Toslink)
Extra details & comment :
Has been working almost perfectly since day one. This, as an answer to eventual wonderings about an AMD based setup…
However, I do have sometimes a decoupling issue between Cubase and the RME driver (symptom : Cubase audio engine is more or less ‘dead’, with an Audio-processing load = 0, as Cubase and a project have just been opened), but I don’t think the system build is involved in it. I usually solve it by using the Reset button in the Studio Setup>Audio System>ASIO Fireface USB page. Beside this, it takes easily everything I could throw at it, including old/demanding VSTis such as Emulator X3, BFD 3.3 or Alchemy 1.55, without a hiccup.

Brand & model: Lenovo t540p
CPU: Intel Core i5 4210M 2.60GHz (runs @ 3.20+GHz)
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4600 (2880x1620@60Hz)
Memory: 16Gb
OS: Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64bit
Audio Interface: Audient iD4
Disks: 3 x 1TB, 3 x 4TB (Samsung, Maxtor, Seagate)
Extra details: I once managed to run a test with 40 Sylenths (various patches) before glitches started. Crashes rare and always a rogue VSTi.


Brand & model: Asus Z590 Prime-A
CPU: i7-11700k
GPU: Built-in Intel® UHD Graphics 750
Memory: 64Gb
OS: Windows 11
Audio Interface: Steinberg UR44-C
Monitor(s) (if applicable) Acer 2560x1440, Acer 1920x1080

@Nordlead27 09-Apr-2022

OS: Windows version: Windows 10, 10.0, version 2009, build: 19044
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core™ i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz 8664, level: 6
8 logical processors, active mask: 255
RAM: 68572114944 bytes (63.9GB)
Graphic Card/GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

Issues: The GTX 570 is a 12 years old discontinued graphics card, although it can perform well even in very heavy projects, sometimes and very rarely can cause some lag/crashes that are not of major importance if you have enabled auto-save, lately I am testing the i7-9700 CPU integrated graphics, so if anyone has any input it would be appreciated for the post update.

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Would you like to make this a wiki? It would be an experiment, since it would be the first created here.

Here’s info on what it is and how it works: What is a Wiki Post? - faq - Discourse Meta

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Many thanks for the info on how to do it.

Cool. This is looking good. Let’s watch and see how it goes.

It’s a nice feature, I like it :blush:

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Thanks to everyone so far.