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Old 10-21-2019, 12:02 PM
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Default Intel Core i5 vs. i7

Might seem a question with an obvious answer, but I'm considering upgrading my Mac Mini (Late 2012) to the 2018 i5 or i7 and PT 2019.6

Any recommendations on whether to go with i7 or is i5 sufficient?

My inclination is more cores and cache is better, but we all know it doesn't always work out that way, so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 10-21-2019, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: Intel Core i5 vs. i7

PT likes i7
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:34 PM
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: Intel Core i5 vs. i7

i7 by far!!!!

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Default Re: Intel Core i5 vs. i7

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.
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Default Re: Intel Core i5 vs. i7

In general, faster processor speed works better with PT than more cores.
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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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