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Am thinking of upgrading to like a 6 or 8 core MacBook pro - are there noticeable differences when using with cubase ? it would still be a 16 gb - wondering if id notice improved something or other with 32 gbs too? Cubase is already super snappy for me so not sure whether its needed?
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Reading the Steinberg setup page, it seems that 6 core is a good thing (and using the multithread option) and higher core counts are good but not with multithread. Someone else may read things differently?
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I guess everything counts on the entire build. I run a dual Xeon setup with 16 cores and 32 threads. Some claimed the system would bottleneck, but I have never experinced it - rather the contrary. I run projects with thousands of tracks and I have never had a single hick-up.
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