Topic: Is the RayDat pci-e card right for me?
Hey guys. So I'm thinking of upgrading my interface situation. Right now I'm on a PreSonus fire Studio that is firewire 400. I'm looking at an raydat pcie card. My computer is a 2009 Dell Precision T7500 workstation that has dual Xenon 3.47 GHz chips with 24 gigs of ddr3 ram, I'm running Windows 7 Pro and cubase 8 pro for my daw. The workstation has a pcie X4 slot. My main goal for switching to a different interface is to get the latency down when recording guitar through a guitar plugin. My brother who is super smart with computers is telling me that the Xenon chips are not the best for recording. He thinks I should upgrade my computer and get a Intel I-9 chip.
The workstation has a pci-e x4 slot. If what I know is correct, a pci-e x4 slot has a 10 gig transfer rate so that has to be faster but....will my xenon server chips dumb the speed back down to make it not worth having the rayday card?
My best latency is around 11-12 ms right now.
I was thinking I could still use my presonus and come adat out of it to the adat inputs of the raydat card.
I don't do high track counts.....20 tops. I just do guitar instrumental stuff.
Do you guys think I wood be okay by going with the raydat card without the computer/chip upgrade?