Currently I have an Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 MB graphics card.
I notice that even with 12GB of RAM, my meters are slow in all version of Cubase 7. I'm pretty sure I had this problem in version 6 as well. I can also note that the GUI becomes less responsive as I add more tracks to my projects.
So my question is, if I upgrade my Mac Pro's graphics card to an ATI Radeon HD 5770 or 5870, will Cubase respond better graphically?
Computer: 2008 Apple Mac Pro 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 12 GB 800 MHz DDR2 Memory
Operating System: OSX Snow Leopard, 10.6.8
Music Production Software: Cubase 7
Audio Interface(s): t.c. electronic Studio Konnekt 48 w/ Remote + [daisy-chained" target="_blank"> Konnekt 24D
Audio Interface Software: TC Near Version 2.5
Synthesizers: Access Music Virus TI|2 Polar Version 4.5.3.00
Drum Machine(s): Native Instruments Maschine MK2
DSP Hardware: t.c. electronic PowerCore X8, Universal Audio UAD2 Duo [PCIe" target="_blank">
Reference Monitors: dynaudio acoustics BM5A Compact