When I talk to customers of ours there are a few things which tend to be mis-understood, often it’s the graphics cards, or understanding exactly what RAM is for, but something which also can cause confusion is the computer processor. I’ve had more than one discussion where someone is … Read more about Understanding CPU Performance for Traders / Why That Cheap Trading PC Might Not Be All That It Seems
We, at Multiple Monitors, have been talking about having a clean computer setup for a long time now, but what do we actually mean by this? When we say that we supply a clean system we do not mean that we have spent time polishing the case, or the components (which incidentally is something we do, … Read more about The Importance of a Clean Windows Installation for Traders
What's the best processor for a trading computer? A common question with lots of different answers depending on who you listen to. My answer is... it depends (useful I know!). What type of trader are you? Do you sit and watch one chart for hours on end?, or do you run 8 screens with multiple … Read more about Processors for Trading Computers (Mega Test)
This is a question which I see asked a lot either online or by customers of ours looking to put together a new computer system for trading. As with most things in life, the answer is usually, ‘it depends’… Not massively helpful I know, but it is the truth, here’s why. The Two Most … Read more about What Size Screen is the Best for Trading?
In this test we are going to look at how hard drive speeds impact your trading computers performance. Similar to graphics cards, hard drives speeds and their impact on a computers performance can often be misunderstood. Before we get too far into tests let’s just refresh ourselves on what a hard … Read more about Hard Drives for Trading Computers (Mega Test)
When it comes to trading and multi-screen computers, one of the most misunderstood aspects is the graphics card setup. I've lost count of the number of times people have 'told' me: 'you need a really powerful graphics card to run a multi-screen trading computer' or 'my friend said I should get a … Read more about Graphics Cards For Trading Computers (Mega Test)
Late 2017 Intel released their 8th generation mainstream processor series code-named the Coffee Lake chips. While the initial release was rushed out due to a step up in competition from AMD, the actual availability of the new processors has been patchy at best. We have managed to secure a … Read more about Intel Coffee Lake Trading PC Tests (In-Depth)
Here we have the first of our CPU / Processor mega tests, featuring the Intel Kaby Lake i3, i5 and i7 chips. Kaby Lake chips are the name for Intel's 7th generation processors and they are currently the latest chips available in their mainstream CPU lineup. There are a number of variants … Read more about Intel Kaby Lake Trading PC Tests (In-Depth)