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Old 12-06-2018, 12:03 PM
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More cores don't buy us much because spreading a plug-in across multiple cores increases latency. It's great for databases and video rendering but not real time audio. What does make a difference is an increase in floating-point calculation speed which newer cpus offer.
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:38 PM
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A recent thread on a CPU spike issue by a PT user got me wondering - what is the best/fastest CPU for Win-10 these days that will work with PT, and what MOBO would be the "best" for it?



A related question, what besides CPU might cause latency when tracking? Even on my older i7, I can track most VI's at 256k, and don't notice any latency when playing off my MIDI controller (Yamaha Motif XS8)...usually. On a few things, like some East-West libraries, I can notice it some, and try to go to 128k. But normally, I haven't noticed any real issues. For me its more running into CPU limits when I have too many VI's running during playback, or with some (ie, Dune 3 or Omnisphere) which can be CPU hogs. What I've noticed with some of the newer VI's is they tend to be more CPU heavy than older ones. So, upgrade to new system is overdo, I know.
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... So, upgrade to new system is overdo, I know.
A few months ago I did an inexpensive upgrade from an i7-930 to an i7-980X (Ebay for about $150 as I recall). Here's what I did: http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=399429 Now obviously, a new build with all the latest-and-greatest components would be a LOT more powerful ... just mentioning a cheap/easy upgrade option for you. Also, I always run it @ buffer 64 (typically only a of couple of VI's and only 20-30 audio tracks) ---> works for me.
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A few months ago I did an inexpensive upgrade from an i7-930 to an i7-980X (Ebay for about $150 as I recall). Here's what I did: http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=399429 Now obviously, a new build with all the latest-and-greatest components would be a LOT more powerful ... just mentioning a cheap/easy upgrade option for you. Also, I always run it @ buffer 64 (typically only a of couple of VI's and only 20-30 audio tracks) ---> works for me.

Going that direction is a distinct possibility. My current system is: Dell XPS 435T/9000 Win-10 Pro 24gig RAM
IntelCore i7 CPU 920@2.67GHz



Obviously its time to make an upgrade. Unfortunately, you can't just "upgrade" a Dell with 3rd party MOBO's. There cases are designed to house their own MOBO's and the size/layout for the screws, etc, are not compatible with something that isn't Dell. So, I'm probably going to cannibalize the Dell with a new case, MOBO, CPU etc, but keep the 4 HD's I have now. I also need to upgrade my graphics card which is pitifully out of date. I have 24gig of ram now (6 slots, 4gig each). I could probably make that 48, but I can't imagine what I'd need that much ram for! So I'm thinking 4 slots for 32gig would be more than enough. Heck, 24gig has been just fine.


I was hoping to do this earlier this year, but some other financial priorities took that away. So, hopefully sometime in early 2019 I can do this. I have dual monitors now, but want to add a third HD monitor for when I do scoring for videos and/or (hopefully) games.




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I also did that upgrade, i7 920 to i7 980x, and it worked!
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