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Old 07-04-2007, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: Best Core 2 Series Desktops-Results and Specs

well, i'll go on record as the first to ask DIGI to make this thread a sticky. DIGI, you could make life sooooo much easier for us CORE2 folks

EDIT: thanks for the sticky DIGI!!


EDIT: help sunburst maintain builds and Dverb results...updated on 01/31/09

The CORE 2 DUO Dverb results

BigBubbaj = 136 Dverbs at 24 48 1024 on a E6600 - ABIT AW9d-MAX (975X)

RecordingGuy = 110 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a E6400 - ECS PX1 Extreme (P965)

Gonzo99 = 117 Dverbs 24 48 1024, 150 Dverbs when overclocked to 3 GHz on a E6400 - Asus P5B (P965)

Tjkili = 136 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a E6600 - ASUS P5B (P965)

Mcpram = 120 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a E6600 - ASUS P5B (P965)

Khatru = 121 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a E6600 - ASUS P5W DH Deluxe (975X) 2 GB DDR2 6400, Mbox, 7.3.1

jemd = 141 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a seriously Over Clocked E4300 - Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 (P965)

Doogz = 120 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a E6600 - Asus P5BN-E SLI (Nvidea 650i)

Vocal VooDoo 104 Dverbs on a E6600 - ASROCK 4 core DUAL VSTA (VIA 880 Ultra) 2 GB DDR2 667, MBox2 7.3cs2

Finne = 155 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a E6600 - Asus P5B Deluxe (P965)

SeanDerMan 132 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a E6700 - Asus P5B Deluxe (P965) 2GB DDR2

The CORE 2 QUAD Dverb results

sureno 229 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a QX6700 Quad - Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 (P965)

howlead 230 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a Q6600 Quad - Intel DG965 OT (P965)

JamTime 250 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a Q6600 Quad - ASUS P5B Deluxe WI-FI (P965) 2GB DDR2 1066. ASUS 1650, Mbox2, LE 7.3

NickH 259 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a Q6600 Quad - ASUS P5B Deluxe (P965) 2 GB DDR2 1066. ASUS 7600 GS, 002R

auxsend1 252 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a Q6600 Quad- Intel BOXDP35DPM (P35) 2 GB DDR2 667, ASUS 8600GT, MBox2 Pro LE 7.3.1 cs3

Sunburst79 288 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a Q6600 - Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi AP (P35) 4GB DDR2 1066, Asus 1600Pro, 2 74GB Raptors (Audio and OS), 002R, 7.3cs4

77Pro 254 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a Q6600 - Asus P5B (P965)3GB DDR2 800, 2 36 gb Raptors, 2 400 Barracudas, 003R factory, MPTK, 7.3cs4.

agonydfeet 270 Dverbs 24 48 1024 On a Q6600 - Asus P5B Deluxe(P965) 4GB of Corsair DDR2 800, XFS 7600GT 256, 2 250GB Seagate HDD, 002R Factory 7.3cs4

6969 280 Dverbs 24-48-1024 On a Q6600, ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi AP (P35), 2GB Crucial Ballistix 2GB DDR2 8500 1066, ASUS EAX1600PRO SILENT 256M Video Card, X2 SEAGATE Barracuda 250 Gb 7200 SATA, Samsung SATA DVD Burner with lightscribe, Corsair HX520 W PSU, Zalman CNPS9500 Heatsink

Mr Joshua 279 Dverbs On a Q6600 - ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi (P35), 2GB OCZ DDR2 800, ASUS 8500GT Silent, 80GB Seagate, 320GB Seagate, 500GB Seagate, ASUS SATA Combo drive. 003 Factory, MPTK, 7.3cs4

rossi68 317 Dverbs On a Q6600 - ASUS P5K (P35), 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 8500C5D, GeForce 8400GS 256MB DDR2, 2 x 320GB Seagate SATA2, Samsung SATA DVD burner

spaids 260 Dverbs on a q6600 - ASUS P5K SE (P35), 2GB Crucial Ballistex DDR2 800 , ASUS EN7200GS 256MB, 80 Gb Maxtor-80GB Western Digital, Samsung SATA DVD burner, Mbox2 PTLE 7.3.1cs5

Original Min 255 Dverbs on a Q6600 - ASUS P5K E (P35), 4GB of Corsair DDR2 800, NVidea Quatro FX 1400 128MB, 320Gb Seagate, 500GB Seagate, Digi 002, PTLE 7.3, Avid Media Composer 7.2, After Effects 7

Matchbox Man - 233 Dverbs(2.0) 24 48 1024 On a Q6600 - Asus P5K-e, 2GB of Corsair DDR2 667, Nforce 8500GT 256Mb, 2 74GB WD Raptor HDD, 1 500Gb WD HDD, Firewire 410, 7.4

wakebrdr549 - 280 Dverbs on a Q6600 - ASUS P5K LGA 775 Intel P35, CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 , MSI NX8600GT-T2D256EZ GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 , Seagate ST3300631AS-RK 300GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 , Digi 002 Rack, PTLE 7.31

mykhal c - 257 Dverbs On a Q6600 - ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi (P35) bios 0603, 4GB Patriot DDR2 1066, ASUS EN8500GT Silent 256mb, (3) 320GB Seagate SATA, 400GB Seagate PATA, (2) Samsung SATA Combo drive DVD/CD, Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro HSF, 002 console,
7.4cs4 w/all plugins loaded and /3gb patch
***OC'ed at 2.8GHz: 311 D-Verbs
***OC'ed at 3.10GHz: 340 D-Verbs (with headroom ) (OC tweaks on pages 128, 130, and 131)

Sunburst79 - 306 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a Q9450 - Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi AP (P35) 4GB DDR2 1066, Asus 1600Pro, 2 Seagates 7200.11 (Audio and OS), 002R, 7.4cs4

POLEN - 260 Dverbs on a Q6600 - ASUS Maximus Formula 775 Intel X38, CORSAIR Dominator 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 , Nvidea XFX 8500GT 512MB PCI Express x16 ,2 x Seagate 500GB 7200.11 RPM Serial ATA150 32mb (AHCI) , Digi 002 Rack, PTLE 7.4 cs4

mano111 - 234 Dverbs, INTEL Q6600, ASUS P5K SE, 2GB DDR2/800, DIGI003 RACK 7.4cs3+MPTK

mlickliss - 250 DVERBS on a Q9450, Asus P5k, 4 GB Corsair Dominator 1066, Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Ligthscribe, Seagate barracuda Sata 250GB - System, Seagate barracuda Sata500 Gb - Audio, Biostar GE force 8400 256MB, Rosewill Tower w/ 450W power

guitardom - 239 dverbs on a Q6600, asus p5k-e, mushkin ddr2 800 pc2 6400 4 GB, asus en7300gt silent 256mb, arctic cooling freezer pro 7, corsair 620hx psu,seagate 80GB system drive sata 3.0, wd raptor 10,000 rpm 74GB audio drive, seagate 500GB samples drive sata 3.0,p link 4 space rackmount case, 7.4 cs4 w/mptk, 002

SixChurchStreet - 237 D-Verbs on a Q6600, Asus P5K, G.Skill DDR2 800 Ram 4GB (2x2GB) Timings:5-5-5-15, Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, Thermaltake TR2-430W 430watt PSU, 160GB SATA system drive, 250GB IDE audio drive running on Promise PCI/IDE controller, LG DVD Burner running on Motherboard IDE controller, nVidia 7300LE video card, Win XP Pro SP2; PTMP 7.4; M-Audio 1814
***OC'ed at 3.0GHz: 279 D-Verbs

Braveheart - 248 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a Q6600 ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI, 4GB G. Skill DDR2 1066, GeForce 7300GT 256MB, Seagate Barracuda 500GB internal SATA sys drive, Glyph 250GB FW external audio drive, PTLe 7.4 003 Rack

FlowDenny - 252 Dverbs 24 48 1024 on a Q6600, Gigabyte EP35C-DS3R (BIOS F3g. DPC latency Fixed), 4 X 1GB Mushkin DDR2 800Mhz RAM 4-4-4-12 @1.9V, EVGA 7600GS w/ 256MB RAM, Seagate SATA II 80GB 16MB Cache, Seagate SATA II 320GB 16MB Cache, Seagate SATA II 500GB 32MB Cache (all models 7200.10), Lite-On 20x DVD RW-IDE, Corsair 620HX 620W Modular PSU, Adaptec FireConnect 8300
**282 Dverbs PTLE 7.3 CS6 2.4 Ghz 1066FSB
**320 Dverbs PTLE 7.3 CS6 OC'ed @2.71 Ghz FSB 1200
**285 Dverbs PTLE 7.4 CS5 OC'ed @2.71 Ghz FSB 1200

bladesg - 320+ Dverbs on Q6600 G0 SLACR , Maximus Formula SE (with Rampage Formula 0403 BIOS), Noctua NH-U12P, 2Gb Mushkin XP2-8500, 512Mb BFG Geforce 8800GT OC (G92), ADS Pyro 64 (onboard firewire does work too), Pioneer 215 DVD-RW - SATA, Corsair HX520, WD 74Gb Raptor (OS)/WD 500Gb, AAKS/Seagate 320Gb/ WD 200Gb - All SATA, Win XP Pro SP3 - PT LE 7.4cs5/MP Toolkit/Digi 003R
**blade provided 4 different OC specs (see page 52 for details). all OC's yielded 320+ dverbs with plenty of headroom.

JPS - 235 Dverbs on Q6600 G0 SLACR, Gibabyte GA-EP35-DS3P (F4c bios), Xigmatek S1283 Cooler, LIANLI|PC-7B PLUS II BLK, GSkill DDR2 1056 2GB, PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-450VX, VGA ASUS EAH3450/HTP/512M RT, DVD BURN LITE-ON|LH-20A1L-06, Western Digital HD 320G SATA2 WD3200AAKS
**325 Dverbs PTLE 7.4 OC'ed @3.42Ghz

mlange - 323 Dverbs On a QX9650 3.0GHz - ASUS P5K SE/EPU, 4GB Corsair DDR2 1066, ASUS EN8500GT Silent 256mb, (2) 320GB WD3200AAKS SATA HD, HP PATA DVR/CDR, Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro HSF, Corsair HX Series CMPSU-520HX PS, M-Audio ProFire 2626, 7.4cs5
**349 Dverbs overclocked to 3.33 GHz CPU@50*C / MB@40*C in "silent" pc config

Paulreed - 334 D-verbs on a Q9650, Asus P5Q Deluxe P45, 4 gigs 1066 corsair dominator RAM, Scythe Ninja2 cooler, two Asus EAH 3450 ATI fanless video cards for 3 monitors, Istar 400 series Quiet case, Three W.D. 3200KSRTL sata drives, sony DRU-865S lightscribe sata DVD drive, 2 noctua NF-R8 80mm fans in the back and one noctua NF-S12 120 mm pulling from the ninja heatsink. Pro Tools 7.4 C.S.8, Waves Platnium, Auto Tune 5 and Evo, Reason 4, Sony's Acid 6.

eviani - 271 Dverbs on a Q9400 2.66GHz, Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R (F5 Bios), G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 1066 Ram, 2x Western Digital Caviar 250 GB 7200RPM Hard Drives (one of these is my PT Drive), 1x Western Digital Caviar 500 GB 7200RPM Hard Drive, running Pro Tools 7.4 M-Powered (fresh install) with a project at 24/48/1024 and M-Audio Firewire 410, **Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP3 (** FYI...Media Center is not approved by DIGI)

Tom@Metro - 295 Dverbs on a Q9550@2.83, Asus P5Q Deluxe, FSB 1333, 4GB Patriot PDC24G8500ELKR2 1066@5-5-5-15, 2X ATI 550X. three monitors, MPTK2, PT8 w/ plugins loaded

bblue - 350+ D-verbs on a Q9550 OC'd to 3.61Ghz, Asus P5Q3 Deluxe-WiFi P45, 4 gigs Patriot Extreme DDR3-1600 RAM@1361, Thermaltake V1 cooler, NVidia 9600GT video card for 2 monitors, ThermalTake 750w Power Supply, Antec Sonata case, Five Seagate sata drives (2-500G, 2-750G, 1-1.5T), Samsung Lightscribe and LG BR+ DVD-ROMs, Pro Tools 8.0, MPTK2, many plugs on WinXP-Pro SP3, 003R Black Lion, UAD-2 Duo.

************ i7/X58 is here too!!!! *********************
************ i7/X58 discussion begins on page 181 of this thread ****************

The i7/X58 Dverb results

***** Mike Bordello - FIRST i7 BUILD/POST - 415 Dverbs on a Intel i7 920, Asus P6t Deluxe, 6 gb OCZ Platinum ram (XP only sees 3), Seagate 500gb 32mb cache SATA 7200rpm Audio, Hitachi Deskstar 120gb 7200 IDE OS, Diamond Radeon HD 3650 video card, MBOX 2, PT 7.4 (see page 181 for details)

ranallicj- 415 Dverbs on i7 965, Intel Smackover Motherboard, 6gb of corsair dominator ddr3 1600, running 2 500gb hds and 2 400gbs(all 7200rpm unfortunately), NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1), DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NS30 ATA Device, Dell Computer DELL 2405FPW - 24 inches, Samsung SyncMaster - 22 inches, XP PRO SP3, PTLE 8.0
***** please note that these dverb scores were achieved with PTLE 8.0 and the NEW DVERB (with chorus)!!!! SMOKIN'!!!!! (see the Windows 7 thread for details)

pianosound - 225 DVERBS (PTLE 8) on Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66Ghz LGA 1366 130 W Quad Core, Asus P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel x58 MOBO, OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240 pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800), Asus EAH4350 Silent Radeon 512MB 64-bit PCI Express 2.0 x 16 Video Card, Corsair 750W Power Supply, Lian LI Lancool ATX Mid Tower Case, Western Digital Caviar Black, HD's,,, 1 750 GB,, and 2 500GB,,, SATA 3.0Gb/s, XP Home SP3, (Also got DVD/CD,, and 24 inch monitor)
***please note that pianosound's dverb tests were done with quite a few backgrd processes running and with speedstep enabled. so he did take a performance hit because of this. also he ran the test using PTLE 8 with the new dverb which causes a performance hit also. but i did want to post his build specs regardless so others could view his component list.


This is a quick benchmark stress test that can be done in a few minutes.

EDIT: IT's New, It's Exciting! It's Dverb 2.0!

Always do a Dverb test after a fresh start up of the computer with a newly created session on your audio drive. Since the 5.X days, PT always seems to keep something in some type of cache that doesnt always clear. Hard to explain, but you'll notice it. Also, only do this with the stock Digi plug-ins in the plug-in folder. Do not have any other plug-ins installed or your test will vary. If you have already installed a load of plug-ins then move them to another folder except Dverb and the stock Digi plug-ins, and then do the test.

The Dverb 2.0 Test

Please make sure that RTAS Engine Ignore Errors During Playback/Record box is unchecked

Start the computer. Create a brand new 24bit/48k Session on your audio drive for the Dverb test. Open up the system usage window in PT. Then, go to Setup > Playback Engine... > and make sure the RTAS engine: Ignore Errors During Playback/Record(may cause clicks and pops) is NOT checked. Also, Go to your buffer setting and select 1024(CPU usage must be 95% or highest possible). Set up your time line ruler for Min:Secs. You want to be in grid mode and set up your grid for Min:Secs and 1 second. Create one mono audio track. Take the selector tool, put it on the 5 minute mark in your audio track and drag this to the start of your session. You will now have 5 minutes selected in this track. Go to AudioSuite > Other > Signal Generator and click on the "process" but. You should now see a 5 minute test tone. Create another audio track and insert 5 Dverbs in all the inserts. Record arm the Dverb track. Click on the track name so it is high lighted white, and hit shift+alt+D then hit enter. Record arm the new track and continue this pattern. You want to be able to record WITHOUT THE TEST TONE BREAKING UP!! Keep adding Dverbs and recording. If the test tone starts to breakup, then delete some Dverbs until you can hear a SOLID TEST TONE for 5 MINUTES. This is VERY VERY important. The test tone has to be 100% solid!!!


the PTLE 8.0 DVERB has a chorus effect added that was not present in prior LE versions. here is a scale comparison that was posted by Shane. pls take this into account as you test your new builds!!!

Shane's current stats/results from the following system:

- Asus P5K MB
- Intel Q6600 Quad-Core CPU
- SATAII System Drive and Audio Drives
- NVIDIA 8400 GS Graphics card
- 4G G.Skill DDR2-1066 RAM

PTLE 7.3.1cs6 - 278 RTAS Dverbs(The old Dverb without chorus)

PTLE 7.4cs5 - 255 RTAS Dverbs(The old Dverb without chorus)

PTLE 8.0 - 159 RTAS Dverbs(The new Dverb with chorus)

PTLE 8.0 - 278 RTAS Dverbs(The old Dverb without chorus) <=== Shane replaced the 8.0 DVERB with the 7.4 one in his plugin folder to test)

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