Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Software > Windows

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #6861  
Old 09-29-2020, 01:48 PM
Brandonx1 Brandonx1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,934
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

Quote:
Originally Posted by beggehorn View Post
Believe it or not, I overload the middle core due to the plug-ins on my 2 bus if I go lower than 512 (primarily CPU hungry Acustica products). I'm still working on experimenting with moving some of the load to parallel sub-busses. While my middle core overloads, the rest are very low percentage. If I run more traditional plug-ins, I can definitely run at a lower buffer, however there's some magic with these plug-ins that is hard to beat.
I was really hoping you would have better buffer settings. My AMD loves 512. @ 256 I see errors a few times a day and at 128 I can't really work. Now I'm really curious if it's the 3960x or pro tools. The 3960x seems to really crunch the crap out of most things. If I offline bounce I get between 20 and 50 x speeds but can't run at low latency. I can encode an hour long QT from H264 to prores in under a minute. So the 512 buffer seems nutz. Maybe Avid will work on the Pro Tools code and latency will fall in line with performance.
__________________
Brandon Howlett
Vibe Audio Post, Inc.
Re-recording Mixer
Custom Build CPU, HDX 1, Omni, 192 I/O Digital
S6 M10 24 fader
Satellite Mac Pro, HDNative, 192 I/0
Black Magic HD Extreme
Reply With Quote
  #6862  
Old 09-30-2020, 08:33 AM
beggehorn beggehorn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Monrovia, CA, USA
Posts: 463
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

I did some very brief testing using ASIO 4 All before installing my HDX card and when running Native, it seemed like it could take anything I threw at it. Even @ 64... I'll disable my 2 bus processing today and see what happens with lower buffers under HDX.
__________________
Windows 10 Pro x64
Avid HDX running PT Ultimate 2020.x
ASUS WS x299 SAGE 10g
Intel i9-10980xe
64 GB DDR4 3200 RAM
Matrox C420
Avid Artist Mix
Reply With Quote
  #6863  
Old 10-01-2020, 11:26 AM
Brandonx1 Brandonx1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,934
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

Quote:
Originally Posted by beggehorn View Post
I did some very brief testing using ASIO 4 All before installing my HDX card and when running Native, it seemed like it could take anything I threw at it. Even @ 64... I'll disable my 2 bus processing today and see what happens with lower buffers under HDX.
MAn I just tested a RME USB Babyface Pro on my system. I can run it at 64 samples!! Thats crazy. It's the HD Native and or HDX card
__________________
Brandon Howlett
Vibe Audio Post, Inc.
Re-recording Mixer
Custom Build CPU, HDX 1, Omni, 192 I/O Digital
S6 M10 24 fader
Satellite Mac Pro, HDNative, 192 I/0
Black Magic HD Extreme
Reply With Quote
  #6864  
Old 10-02-2020, 03:18 PM
beggehorn beggehorn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Monrovia, CA, USA
Posts: 463
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

I'm starting a new mix today so all I've got in this session are audio tracks (without any processing) and my template which has a significant set of enabled plug-ins (aux fx and bus treatments, etc.) and I'm not having any issues playing back at 64 samples under the HDX engine.

The CPU (total) meter in PT is bouncing (rather erratically) from 6-28% during playback.
__________________
Windows 10 Pro x64
Avid HDX running PT Ultimate 2020.x
ASUS WS x299 SAGE 10g
Intel i9-10980xe
64 GB DDR4 3200 RAM
Matrox C420
Avid Artist Mix
Reply With Quote
  #6865  
Old 01-01-2021, 11:50 AM
daeron80 daeron80 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Posts: 3,779
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

How picky is PT about Windows builds these days? Has it become relatively safe to buy a pre-built i9 desktop off the shelf or from Newegg or the like? Or do I need to comb the last few dozen pages of this thread for parts to order?
__________________
David J. Finnamore

Nyquist was right.

PT 2020.11.0 Ultimate | Omni | macOS Mojave
PT 2020.9.1 | Saffire Pro 40 | Win10
Reply With Quote
  #6866  
Old 01-04-2021, 10:31 AM
Brandonx1 Brandonx1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,934
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

Quote:
Originally Posted by daeron80 View Post
How picky is PT about Windows builds these days? Has it become relatively safe to buy a pre-built i9 desktop off the shelf or from Newegg or the like? Or do I need to comb the last few dozen pages of this thread for parts to order?
Not sure about a prebuilt PC. If it has good parts you are probably fine. i9 probably will work fine. I would make sure to get a ok graphics card. RTX 2060 seem to work well. I think the min RAM I would spec is 32gigs
__________________
Brandon Howlett
Vibe Audio Post, Inc.
Re-recording Mixer
Custom Build CPU, HDX 1, Omni, 192 I/O Digital
S6 M10 24 fader
Satellite Mac Pro, HDNative, 192 I/0
Black Magic HD Extreme
Reply With Quote
  #6867  
Old 01-04-2021, 11:10 AM
TOM@METRO's Avatar
TOM@METRO TOM@METRO is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 17,301
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

Prebuilt PCs can still be a crap shoot. The Avid recommended more expensive HPs are pretty good, but I'm still a fan of buying the best parts and taking a day to put it all together.
__________________
~ tom thomas

Formerly hobotom

Pro Tools Ultimate 2020.12 HDX
HD Omni and 192 I/Os
Windows 10
Intel Hexcore i7
All Samsung Pro SSDs
Ampex MM1200 2" 24 trk tape
Outboard: UREI, Eventide, Lexicon, Yamaha, TC Electronics, Orban, ART, EchoAudio, Dolby, Hughes, API, Neve, Audio Arts, BBE, Aphex, Berringer, MOTU, dbx, Allison, etc.
Plug-ins: Too many to talk about.

www.metrostudios.com
Reply With Quote
  #6868  
Old 01-04-2021, 11:12 AM
TOM@METRO's Avatar
TOM@METRO TOM@METRO is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 17,301
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

Prebuilt PCs can still be a crap shoot. The Avid recommended more expensive HPs are pretty good, but I'm still a fan of buying the best parts and taking a day to put it all together. (More bang for the buck.)
__________________
~ tom thomas

Formerly hobotom

Pro Tools Ultimate 2020.12 HDX
HD Omni and 192 I/Os
Windows 10
Intel Hexcore i7
All Samsung Pro SSDs
Ampex MM1200 2" 24 trk tape
Outboard: UREI, Eventide, Lexicon, Yamaha, TC Electronics, Orban, ART, EchoAudio, Dolby, Hughes, API, Neve, Audio Arts, BBE, Aphex, Berringer, MOTU, dbx, Allison, etc.
Plug-ins: Too many to talk about.

www.metrostudios.com
Reply With Quote
  #6869  
Old 01-04-2021, 03:15 PM
daeron80 daeron80 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Posts: 3,779
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

Thanks, Tom. The more I think about it, the less I like the idea of subjecting my 58 year old eyes and fingers to a full on DIY. Think I'll go for a HP Z440, which Avid specifically approves of. Xeon processors - should be sufficient for composing. 64 GB RAM, Nvidia graphics, and plenty of empty PCI slots. SSD boot drive, and I'll add pair of 2 TB SSDs for instrument samples.
__________________
David J. Finnamore

Nyquist was right.

PT 2020.11.0 Ultimate | Omni | macOS Mojave
PT 2020.9.1 | Saffire Pro 40 | Win10
Reply With Quote
  #6870  
Old 01-26-2021, 02:38 PM
Jon E. Jon E. is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 142
Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

Hello everyone, infrequent but long-time follower of this thread, and it's predecessor Quadzilla thread (anyone else remember those? Man I'm feeling old...). I wanted to thank everyone who contributes to this thread by posting my recent build, finished last week, with the hope of helping others. It really is only a slight variant of DBK's July 2020 build (upgraded CPU and RAM). This replaces my old but, before canabalizing, still running GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3, i7-3820 build from late 2012 (yes, I was way overdue for an update...):

CPU:
i9-10900K

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE Z490 VISION D

CPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-D15 SSO2

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)

GPU:
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (reused from my last build)

Storage:
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 500GB PCIe NVMe (System)
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe (Audio/Session)
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe (Samples)
SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 1TB SATA III SSD (Data)
SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 1TB SATA III SSD (Utility/Downloads)
Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD (Session Backup, reused from my last build)

PSU:
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G5, 80 Plus Gold 750W

Case:
Fractal Design Define 7 E-ATX Silent Modular

The build went as smooth as silk, it is stable and screams, and I haven't even had a chance to overclock it yet. As it is it is huge overkill for my modest demands, but considering the length of time I plan to use it I thought I'd future-proof as much as practicable. If anyone has questions please let me know. And thanks all, once again!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Core 2 Series Desktops-Results and Specs sunburst79 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 2416 02-19-2013 08:49 PM
new to pc builds chazc080488 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 11 10-18-2011 08:10 PM
any p45 builds fofif5792 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 1 09-09-2008 01:47 PM
OSX "builds" Richard Barrie Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 2 10-18-2004 09:37 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:28 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com