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Old 10-22-2019, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: Intel Core i5 vs. i7

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i7 is obviously better, but I do run a commercial studio everyday on an i5 6600K.
It runs smooth and solid when tracking 17 musicians and doing 7 monitor mixes plus the studio mix at a buffer of 64 samples. no hickups.
I do also mix large (+80 tracks) sessions with plenty of plugins, at a 256 buffer at most.
What OS and PT version are you running on that? Just curious where your sweet spot is.
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:57 PM
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I understand the difference is that i5 doesn't have hyperthreading.
HMM I have seen a lot of comments when I was having cpu crashing where folks suggested disabling hyper-threading for better performance.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:32 AM
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What OS and PT version are you running on that? Just curious where your sweet spot is.
Windows 10, and PT 2019.5.
SSL MX4 madi card. (I believe the drivers are important)
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:39 AM
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HMM I have seen a lot of comments when I was having cpu crashing where folks suggested disabling hyper-threading for better performance.
Not for better performance, but in some circumstances some plugins work less effectively when hyperthreading so if that is the case, disabling HT will help.

Not a silver bullet though. In general (as in most processes have some idle time every now and then) enabling HT makes things more effective because it makes it possible to take advantage of those idle times.

Though if there is no idle time, HT makes performance worse because the additional process, for simplicity let's call it a dispatcher, has more work juggling processes to real working cores and eventually the dispatcher is asking the processor for more than it can handle, therefore stopping playback.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:57 AM
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HMM I have seen a lot of comments when I was having cpu crashing where folks suggested disabling hyper-threading for better performance.
I'm one of them. On my main rig, disabling Hyperthreading has reduced errors and spiking.
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