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Originally Posted by mattrixx View Post
The AVID compatibility notes say that the following are compatible with HDX...
That's lovely. But check the link i posted. It's Max, "Sr. Director, Audio Product Management for Avid" saying that they cannot qualify the cards with Harpertown.

Originally Posted by Zooey View Post
I can say without exaggeration that I have been hearing this same argument since 1998 or earlier.
As a previous HD2 Accel owner and user of PT since 1999, i think it's fair to say that it's been true for at least the last 3-5 years.

Originally Posted by oceantracks View Post
Plus the fact that the card based system will always be more powerful, since it gives you the card PLUS the native power of your CPU.

Why do people keep missing this?
They're not. Just on the last page i posted this:

Originally Posted by CaptainHook View Post
Sure, HDX plus a powerful computer will always be better than just the computer, but if you already have a harpertown mac pro, add a new computer to the cost of HDX as well since harpertown (and i believe lower) wont work with HDX:

Also consider what kind of computer (or how many) you could get for the price of HDX. You could get a new computer now and set aside the rest for the next computer upgrade. Or get new mics, pres, etc etc.

For me i don't ever record through plugins and can just mute PT channels that are in record mode and monitor through my interface mixer for very low latency if needed.. but truthfully so far 32 or even 64 samples of buffer have been totally fine for me.

You either need HDX, or you don't. No big deal. (unless you do but find the cost prohibitive)