Here's a video sample of the problem:
Here are the specs of the 2 machines in the video above:
Intel Core i7 3770K @3.5GHz
RAM 32GBytes 1333MHz DDR3
NVIDEA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
SSD SAMSUNG 830 SERIES
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Processor (Quad Core, 8M Cache, 2.8 GHz, w/HD
RAM -8GB (2x4GB) 1866MHz DDR3L -NVIDIA Quadro K2100M w/2GB
-SSDR HD 256GB
Why is my friends laptop by far out performing my massive PC tower??? We are using the same project & project files running of an external USB3 drive. The footage is AVCHD. All I want is smooth scrubbing like my friend is getting on his laptop.
What do I need to fix this? new CPU? Does the Graphics card even play a roll in scrubbing across a timeline?
As far as drives go, I don't usually use external drives. But seeing that an external USB3 drive worked perfectly with my friends Laptop shows thats not the issue. I've also tried the footage on my internal SSD and Raid. No difference for me.
How do you recommend setting up scratch disks? I've tried a few things and none of them have made a difference.