Hardware recommendations

SoundPLANessential is a 32-bit software. It supports both multi-core and multi-processor PCs. Each processor of a multiprocessor PC can in turn have several cores.

Processor type

When buying a new PC, we recommend you buy the latest processor type but not the fastest processor of this series, because it is often too expensive. With a slightly slower processor, you will get a much better price/performance ratio.

Processors with a high basic clock rate or high overclocking (Turbo Boost) are particularly powerful.

Operating system

SoundPLAN can generally be executed with the current operating system. If software adaptations are necessary, these will be provided at short notice.

Graphics card, hard disk, memory and monitor

For graphics card, hard disk, memory and monitor, we recommend basing your decision on the same principles as that regarding the processor: Buy the best hardware available at a reasonable price. The screen should have FullHD resolution.

1 GB Memory should be included per core. The graphics card must support OpenGL version number 4.1 and should have its own memory, as the 3D speed of so-called "onboard graphics cards" is rather weak.

One second screen, for example for 3D graphics or a connection to online map services (Google Maps, OSM) is recommended but not strictly necessary.