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Topic Title: So what specs actually do speed up Dragon
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Created On: 06/20/2021 06:28 AM
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 So what specs actually do speed up Dragon   - kevindiltinero - 06/20/2021 06:28 AM  
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Hi all,

So in doing a fairly comprehensive search around the forums, a few things have become clear.

1. In terms of hard drives, SSD are much preferred but only in a general sense, not specific to making Dragon faster. It will help with the longevity of the computer, and it might load everything up quicker than the HDD, but once everything is up and running there will be no direct speed gains and it will not reduce lag time of Dragon.

2. 16GB RAM and above is recommended, maybe even DDR4 if possible, because Dragon loads directly into the RAM. The thing is most machines now have 16GB and apparently above that it won't make a dent.

3. M-Tech laptops are apparently the gold standard of hardware for voice recognition, but because of a lot of the skepticism from the top dogs on this site with the potential for hardware gains to improve Dragon, it makes me wonder exactly what are these machines bringing the table that makes Dragon so much better?

4. The number one thing above all hardware improvement to make is the soundcard microphone combination. This will reduce background noise and make the text drop quicker after speaking.

All of this makes me wonder is it really the processor itself, in terms of the amount of cores? The cache amount, and whether it's i7 i9 or above that makes this thing run faster?

EXAMPLE WORKSTATION: I was given a desktop tower from work which has 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and i7 6 core processor and Dragon is running like a dream for the moment, but it is a fresh install, so who knows what an empty register and hardly any programs running is doing to improve things also.

Any thoughts on what the handful of hardware improvements are in 2021 which are must haves or have the most bang for the buck for speeding up Dragon and making it run the best?

Many thanks,Kevin

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