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Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:17 am
by venkmon
Hi,

Cubase has been really fu*king up for me recently. I sent .dmp files to support and they replied with the following

"All of the crashes are related to your Intel(R) HD Graphics 530. Please check if you can solve the problem, by updating the graphic card firmware and driver"

Ive updated the drivers but its still exactly the same.

My question is what would be a reliable GFX card to purchase in order to run cubase smoothly?

Below are specs of my machine

Thanks


Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 17134) (17134.rs4_release.180410-1804)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: To be filled by O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/23/15 13:13:25 Ver: 05.0000B (type: BIOS)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz (8 CPUs), ~4.0GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16264MB RAM
Page File: 10560MB used, 8135MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.17134.0001 64bit Unicode


Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Type: Full Device (POST)

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:15 pm
by djgraver
i recomend Msi 1050 Ti (or no ti) because its silent. coolers starts only when gpu heat more then 60 degrees. never hear gpu coolers when working in cubase

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:49 pm
by lordExtra
You should stay away from NVIDIA, their drivers suck and might compromise your systems real time performance.

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:03 am
by MrSoundman
I've been using the integrated Intel graphics ("Intel HD graphics 530") without any problems whatsoever with C10, C9,5 and C9.

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:11 pm
by mitchiemasha
Integrated graphics is one of the main things I like about the intel chip, especially for DAW machines. It's been working well for me

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:54 pm
by MrSoundman
I haven't used any graphics card since the i-series Intels appeared. The thing to remember about graphics cards is that it's an arms race, the priority is to produce the highest frames-per-second for gamers, and that will be at the cost of realtime audio. So I'm happy with Intel graphics, it's more than enough for Cubase. Why spend more?

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:35 am
by mkok
I’m using a GeForce GT 1030 which is working absolutely fine for me.

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 10:54 am
by Wepsta
Internal UHD 630 Intel. :)

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:43 pm
by Prock
Mine work fine too. ;)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960.

Regards 8-)

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:46 am
by MrSoundman
@venkmon, have you tried completely uninstalling your current Intel HD Graphics 530 driver, and reinstalling the latest version?

The easiest way is to use the Intel Driver & Support Assistant (DSA).

Note that Intel recently changed to this newer DCH driver and it is important that the old driver is properly replaced by the new one. Your Windows 10 version supports the DCH version of the drivers -- so alternatively you can download the exe here.

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:22 am
by Mauri
I've been using an ASUS GeForce GT 730 2GB fanless/silent card for some time without any issues.
The only thing is, it (and possibly other cards do also) blocks one of my PCIe slots on the mobo...maybe something to look out for.

Cheers.

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:19 am
by Patanjali
Power consumption in GPUs increases when more pixels are changing.

Audio is not graphically intensive, mainly because most pixels don't change much at all, so the GPU has a lot less work to do. This is why GPUs integrated into PCUs generally work OK for audio.

It is when also using the rig to render video or for video games that beefier graphics cards may be required.

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:21 am
by PeterP_swe
One thing to keep in mind if you use an integrated GPU is that it will steal a part of your RAM.

If you already have 32gb or more then losing 2gb or something won't really matter, but I wouldn't recommend it you only have 8 or 16. Especially not if you plan on running 4k resolution or multiple screens.

And for the record, I've been using nVidia GPUs with Cubase for a long time (since VST 5.1) without any issues.

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:58 pm
by Robingardner
I might agree with the guy saying "stay away from Nvidia Graphics cards"... I have one and I Think (but not 100% sure) that it has caused some problems within Cubase... It's new though but it's a gaming card really… But it's 100% silent, and that is a must I Believe, when recording through microphone, mixing, etc...

/Robin

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:34 am
by Patanjali
Robingardner wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:58 pm
But it's 100% silent, and that is a must I Believe, when recording through microphone, mixing, etc...
/Robin
As long a video card's fan shuts down if it is lightly used, it should be OK for audio.

Re: Best Graphics card for cubase?

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 4:06 am
by Scab Pickens
Nancy Pena wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 is the best card that i buy. Great and worth buying.
Hi, Nancy! Good to meet with you again ...

So ... what's for dinner? Spam, Spam, Spam, and Spam?

Somewhat related, I just love it when numerous helpful replies are posted to a topic. However, the OP is nowhere to be found ... :? . I wonder which version of Cubase he/she is even using. The plot thickens ...