What are your computer specs for your visual work?


    Apr 24 2017 | 6:38 pm
    I VJ sometimes, as many of us do, and I suspect I need a better machine to handle the processing BUT each time I ask for the specs other people use they are often using specs less than mine. I have a Macbook Pro, i7, 16gb ram, 2gb gpu.
    I was running a jit.gl.slab the other day and it skipped some frames here and there when trying to process - https://www.shadertoy.com/view/XlfGRj. I took this approach with the belief it was the most efficient way to go. My VJ setup also included the loading of one 720p movie going to a videoplane.
    I'm sure my patch could be analyzed to see how it could be more efficient however I'm not asking for that. Let's believe it achieves moderate efficiency in its structure. Let's assume I won't be able to consistently have the most streamlined patch. With that in mind, I ask to know what PC specs people are running in order to get satisfactory performance.
    IF most people tell me they're only using 2gb gpu on an i5 for great performance, then that tells me my patching needs a lot of improvement. That's what I hope to learn

    • Apr 24 2017 | 7:57 pm
      Heh my 2011 Macbook Pro can't handle some jitter object without freezing and ultimately crashing max, despite my regular cleaning and maintenance. My loyal friend keeps soldiering on. I shan't get a new one until it dies through and through. Old macs keep life exciting.
    • Apr 24 2017 | 8:51 pm
      If you are serious on graphics, you should skip to a decent pc + nvidia cards...
    • Apr 25 2017 | 1:21 pm
      2011 Macbook Pro 1gb gpu, and i'm totally satisfied.
    • Apr 25 2017 | 4:48 pm
      Can you describe the kind of visual work you're doing on that computer?
    • Apr 25 2017 | 11:25 pm
      Hey Estevan, i'm doing evrything from just playing vids to full gpu stuff, and all together. I' running a Vjing tool for Ableton Live. Here is a showcase i fully made in M4L/Ableton Live. https://vimeo.com/209491279 This is all made with my "Old" Macbook 2011 in 2 recording sessions.