I've bought a notebook with an high end system hardware: CPU Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40 GHz (QC, 6MB, 45W, T3.40GHz), RAM 8 GB, mSATA SSD 256GB Crucial m4, HD 750 GB 7200RPM, VGA AMD Radeon HD 7970M 2,0 GB GDDR5 dedicated - S.O. Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit.
Recently I bought a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
USB 2.0, with the latest driver installed from Focusrite official web site.
To record I use Cubase 5
.1.0, installed in a very fast Crucial SSD 256GB.
My system is almost clean, I've minimal system processes loaded from Windows 8 64 bit in background, kaspersky antivirus disabled, disabled internal audio card, wireless and bluetooth too. I've also tried to set up windows performance from "Programs" to "Services in background", as I read in several forums.
Well, from Focusrite Asio Control Panel, setting Buffer Lenght to minimum size (1ms) the latency is
4.875 (input) and 5.875 (output).
I read on internet a lot of users, with a lower hardware system and bigger buffer size, reaching easily 2 or 3 ms of latency withouth problem, both with Scarlett 2i2
and with other external audio cards.
Why I can't get lower latencies? Do you have any suggestions, tips or settings to reduce my latency?