Single core performance or total performance?

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Re: Single core performance or total performance?

Postby Patanjali » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:23 am

Patanjali wrote:So, it will be back to the: new CPU => new mb + new RAM as well.

Might just have to add a new video card required as well, at least for every two mb upgrades.

I had some older video cards (nVidia and AMD based) with which I kept getting video card failed + recovered messages, even with the latest drivers.

However, I recently bought a current nVidia 750 based card so I could use my new 4K TV and the messages have disappeared.

May as well just buy a new computer without drives each time and swap them over from the old system!
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Re: Single core performance or total performance?

Postby chris1981la » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:21 pm

Just found this article, since I am also in the process of building a new DAW. My current system is running on an i7-920 and performancewise it is close to the Phenom II x 4. How much performance boost did you get from the 4930K vs the Phenom II?

I am still debating between the 4790K vs 5930K.
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Re: Single core performance or total performance?

Postby TheNavigator » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:58 pm

chris1981la wrote:Just found this article, since I am also in the process of building a new DAW. My current system is running on an i7-920 and performancewise it is close to the Phenom II x 4. How much performance boost did you get from the 4930K vs the Phenom II?

I am still debating between the 4790K vs 5930K.


A lot... with the (air cooling based right now) overclocking of 4.1 GHz I use at the moment (until I fixed my Aquaduct based loop), it's seriously a lot.

Projects I could hardly open at 2048 samples buffer size on the Phenom I can now easily run at 128 or even 64 samples and still have processing power left for even adding more tracks.

I have this "rethinking aesthetics.cpr" - file (a song I wrote myself, as usual directly into Cubase). On my Phenom II it stuttered at 2048 samples, on my slightly overclocked 4930k I'm in the process of recording the guitar solo parts @ 128 samples with about 65% of ASIO load.
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Re: Single core performance or total performance?

Postby chris1981la » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:17 pm

That is amazing. Did you build your DAW yourself? If I would be living in the US I would definitely buy it from Jim at studiocat, but they don't ship to Germany.
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Re: Single core performance or total performance?

Postby TheNavigator » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:21 pm

Yes, I did.

I'm not entirely done yet building it... the watercooling is still missing, also I need an additional USB 3.0 pinheader and a fan controller - and I decided to add two more fans to the top of the case to push more air with less noise through the case, but I'd say that this incarnation of my DAW is about 80% done. Today I ordered the last bits (the fan controller and the USB 3.0 PCIe card), it should be done in a few days.
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Re: Single core performance or total performance?

Postby chris1981la » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:04 pm

Are you running Cubase on Win 7 or Win 8? Thinking of keeping Win 7-64-Bit on my next build.
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Re: Single core performance or total performance?

Postby TheNavigator » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:14 pm

Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit... And very satisfied.
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Re: Single core performance or total performance?

Postby Swi » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:41 pm

If you want no latency get a console. a small little console yields no latency. go for the cores.
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