Fireface UC
  • 36-Channel, 24-Bit/192kHz
  • USB High Speed Audio Interface
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FireWire & USB

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Fireface UC System Compatibility:

PC Laptop Systems




Acer Travelmate 5720

Operating System: Windows Vista Business SP2

CPU: Core 2 Duo 2,2 GHz (T7500)

Chipset: Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset family

USB controller: ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256

Comments: Alternative BIOS online available, but not tested. Problems with onboard Intel GMA X3100 WLAN.

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Acer Extensa 5220

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Celeron 540, 1860 MHz

Chipset: Intel 915

USB controller: ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64 Sample

Very low DPC latency with UC - WLAN, battery and Acer Tools deactivated.

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ADK 9000 i7

Operating System: Windows VISTA 64 SP1

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Processor, 2.66 Ghz

RAM: 6GB, PC3-1333Mhz DDR3

Chipset:Intel® X58 Chipset + ICH10R

USB controller:ICH10R

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[X] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256 with a realistic sized project but will work down to 64.

Comments: There seems to be some sort of bandwidth issues going on with the USB on this model. ADK is looking to what is causing the issue.

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Acer traver Mate 6592G

Operating System: Win XP SP 2 professionell

CPU: Intel core 2 duo T7500 @ 2,2 GHz

Chipset:

USB controller: Intel ICH 8 Family USB universal Host Controller 2830

Compatibility:

[X] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256 ms

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Acer Aspire one D250

Operating System: Windows XP Home SP3 ULCPC

CPU: Atom N270, 1,6GHz

Chipset: 945

USB controller: ICH7

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[x] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64 Sample

Very low DPC latency with UC - Typical low CPU performance with Atom processor geringe Prozessor Leistung verfügbar - WLAN, battery and Acer Tools deactivated.

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Acer Extensa 5630 Notebook

Operating System: Windows Vista SP1

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz (T5800)

Chipset: Intel PM45

USB controller: ICH9

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128 Samples

Comments: Only without Aero. DPC idle latency: 200us - 1 ms with seldom 4 ms spikes.

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Acer Extensa 5220 (mit anderer CPU)

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Intel Dual Core 1,8 GHz (T7100)(statt Original Celeron 2 GHz)

Chipset: 965

USB controller: ICH9

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[X] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: Je nach Projekt 64-512 Samples

Comments: CPU with stereo playback around 30 %.

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Acer Travelmate 5720

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP3

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2,2 GHz (T7500)

Chipset: Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset family

USB controller: ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64

Comments: Better performance with XP, no problems with graphic activity.

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Asus A8JP

Operating System: Windows XP SP2

CPU: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz (T7200)

Chipset: Mobile Intel 945 PM Express

USB controller: ICH7

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: good DPC latency, mastering with some SX3 audio tracks + plugins 48 Samples possible.

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Netbook Asus 1000H

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Intel Atom N270

Chipset: Intel P45

USB controller: ICH7

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[x] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: Constant CPU load of 20 % with stereo playback.

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ASUS Pro 55

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz (P8400)

Chipset: Intel

USB controller: SiS 7001 Host USB Controller

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256

Comments: With CPU load 70 % crackles. 512 safe.

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Dell Studio 1537

Operating System: Windows Vista SP2

CPU: Core 2 Duo 2,5 GHz (T9400)

Chipset: GM45

USB controller: ICH9-M

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128 Samples

Comments: Needs BIOS A09. Older BIOS versions with 4 ms DPC spikes (512 Samples Buffer Size necessary).

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Dell Latitude E6400

Operating System: Windows Vista 32 und 64 SP2

CPU: Core 2 Duo 3,06 GHz (T9900)

Chipset: PM45

USB controller: ICH9-M

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128 Samples

Comments: Works flawlessly also with other USB Hubs and controllers (NI Kore), lower performance with Windows 7 and below 128 Samples.

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Dell Inspiron 9400

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Core Duo Intel 2,16 GHz (T2600)

Chipset: 945PM

USB controller: ICH7-M

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128 Samples

Comments: All in all a slightly better performance than the FF 400.

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Dell Inspiron 9400 (Board Dell Mp061)

Operating System: Win XP Pro SP2

CPU: Intel Core Duo 1,6 GHz (T2300)

Chipset: Intel 945 GM/ PM

USB controller: ICH7M

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: Cubase 4/5 and Nuendo 4.2 tested.

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Dell Precision M65 Laptop

Operating System: Windows XP SP2

CPU: Intel Core Duo 1,83 GHz (T2400)

Chipset: Intel

USB controller: ICH7

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 1024

Comments: ---

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Dell Vostro 1510

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP3

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2,1 GHz (T8100)

Chipset: mobile Intel PM965

USB controller: ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: ??

Comments: Problems with DPC latency. After deactivation Windows battery system works good with Sequoia 10.

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Dell Inspiron Mini 10V

Betriebssystem: Win XP SP3

CPU: Intel Atom 1,6 N270

Chipset: Mobile Intel 945 GME

USB-Controller: ICH7

kompatibel:

[ ] full

[x] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128/256

Record of 8 tracks 24/48 about 10 hours without errors (1 x lost buffer after 5 1/2 hours), Samplitude 8 LE with ASIO, internal HD. Plaxyback with project and effects over 80% CPU with 256 samples no problem. Perfect use as small mobile no-noise recording device.

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Fujitsu Esprimo U9200 (Subnotebook)

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP3

CPU: Pentium Dual Core 1,86 GHz (T2390)

Chipset: GM965

USB controller: ICH8-M

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Comments: Display not reacting after sleep mode with the UC.

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Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Notebook

Operating System: Windows Vista 32

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67 GHz (T5450)

Chipset: Intel PM65

USB controller: ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128 Samples

Comments: Weak ATI graphic, 128 only without Aero and bigger graphic activities.

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HP Compaq nx 6325

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2

CPU: AMD Turion 64 X2, 1600 MHz

Chipset: AMD Xpress 200M, ATI RS482M

USB controller: ATI SB450

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: Needs to deactivate WLAN, battery, Modem and other devices.

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Lenovo X60 Notebook

Operating System: Windows Vista Business SP1

CPU: Intel Core Duo 1,66 GHZ (L2400)

Chipset:

USB controller: ICH7

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256

Comments: Tested with Samplitude 9, Record of 7 tracks audio 96 kHz / 24 Bit and live reverb with convolution plugin (with 2048 Samples).

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Lenovo T400 Notebook

Operating System: Windows Vista Business

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2,53 Ghz (P8700)

Chipset: Mobile Intel 45

USB controller: ICH9

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256

Comments: Tested with Nuendo 4.2, Project with 12 tracks and some plugins. Works with 256 Samples, but clicks on zooming. Audio played from USB flash card.

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Lenovo Thinkpad R61

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2,4 GHz (T8300)

Chipset: Intel 965PM

USB controller: ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128 Samples

Comments: Ableton Live 8, Wavelab 5

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Macbook Pro Unibody (late 2008)

Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz

Chipset: NVidia 9400

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 48 @ 44 kHz, 96 @ 88 kHz, 192 @ 176 kHz

Comments: With CPU load ">" 65-70% more crackles.

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Medion WAM 2030

Operating System: Windows Vista Home

CPU: AMD Turion 64X2 1,66Ghz

Chipset:AMD Athlon64/Opteron HT Hub

USB controller: nVidia MCP51 Usb Controller 2x

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: Buffer Size WITHOUT Internet/Virus scanner/Firewall better: 64 Samples, long tests (~8h) with Cubase 4 and Reaper without problems.

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Rechner-Modell: NEXOC Odin E 801

Operating System: XP HE 2002 SP2

CPU: P 4 3,2 GHz

Chipset:

USB controller: Intel 82801EB

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

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Thinkpad Z61m

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Intel Core Duo 2 GHz (T2500)

Chipset: Intel i945GM/PM/GMS 940GML

USB controller: ICH7-M

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 96

Comments: Buffer Size with big projects. With small projects 64 Samples possible.

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Samsung X20 1600 III

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP3

CPU: Pentium M 1,6 GHz (730)

Chipset: 915GM

USB controller: ICH6

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[x] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128 Samples

Comments: High CPU load around 30 % with steroe playback. Very low DPC values.

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Thinkpad R400

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1,8 GHz (T5670)

Chipset: Intel GM45/PM45

USB controller: ICH9

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: 128 possible. 256 safe. Very low DPC values.

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Toshiba Tecra 9000, PIII 933 MHz, 512 MB RAM. cool

Operating System: XP SP2

CPU: Intel Mobile Pentium III-M 933 MHz (Tualatin)

Chipset: Intel 830MP

USB controller: Noname USB2 Cardbus card with NEC chip. TI Cardbus controller.

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[X] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64 ...

Comments: ... Stereo playback (iTunes) problemlos, CPU around 50% ...

Playback of an 8 track project 24/44 in Samplitude 8 SE (Stereo mix) with 64 Samples possible, with 128 also with 100 % CPU (with effects). With playback of single 8 tracks problems, with limited effect count (CPU between 80 and 90 %) playback of 64 Samples possible ... yikes

8-channel-recording 24/96 works, no Lost Buffers in Samplitude, CPU near 100%, failures in settings dialog, also with 4096. 8-channel 24/48 works (with around 60% CPU) without problems two hours.