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Old 01-21-2014, 09:08 AM
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Default New Mac Pro – 8core-16 gigs of RAM verse 6core-64gigs of RAM

Running ProTools 11
with Sessions
tracking 16 tracks simultaneously
And mixes that are heavy on plug-ins
and virtual instrument

In configuring a new Mac Pro
Would 8cores and 16 gigs of RAM
Be more beneficial than 6cores-64gigs of RAM?

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Old 01-21-2014, 09:37 AM
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Default Re: New Mac Pro – 8core-16 gigs of RAM verse 6core-64gigs of RAM

Does it have to be 16 or 64 gigs of ram? What about 32 gigs? It might be the sweet spot.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:56 AM
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Default Re: New Mac Pro – 8core-16 gigs of RAM verse 6core-64gigs of RAM

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Does it have to be 16 or 64 gigs of ram? What about 32 gigs? It might be the sweet spot.
You're right 32 is the sweet spot –
8core-16 gigs of RAM and 6core-64gigs of RAM
Are about the same price
So
my question is more focused at
what Is be better (More powerful For the above said sessions)
8cores and less RAM or more RAM and less cores?
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Default Re: New Mac Pro – 8core-16 gigs of RAM verse 6core-64gigs of RAM

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We would go for the fastest processor all day as RAM can easily be upgraded but swapping out the CPU is very expensive.

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Old 01-21-2014, 10:12 AM
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Default Re: New Mac Pro – 8core-16 gigs of RAM verse 6core-64gigs of RAM

Same here. You buy processing power first, upgrade memory later.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:18 AM
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We would go for the fastest processor all day as RAM can easily be upgraded but swapping out the CPU is very expensive.

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Thank you very much that makes great sense :)
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: New Mac Pro – 8core-16 gigs of RAM verse 6core-64gigs of RAM

I've been using my 6 core with 16GB of RAM for a few days now and it is extremely powerful. It plays my full in-the-box feature film mixes with lots of CPU to spare. I couldn't bring myself to make the price jump to an 8 core, so I'm happy to see that the 6 core is so capable. It beats my 2008 8 core by a good margin.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:46 PM
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Great to hear that
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Default Re: New Mac Pro – 8core-16 gigs of RAM verse 6core-64gigs of RAM

Nate ... I am awaiting the 6 core Mac Pro with 16 Gb of RAM to arrive in 2 weeks ... I am curious to know what are the VIs you might be running since I am worried 16 Gb won't be enough ...
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Nate ... I am awaiting the 6 core Mac Pro with 16 Gb of RAM to arrive in 2 weeks ... I am curious to know what are the VIs you might be running since I am worried 16 Gb won't be enough ...
No VIs - just a lot of tracks, busses, auxes, VCAs and plug-ins in 5.1 surround.
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