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AMD Ryzen 3950x w Cubase 10.5

Post by thomasmelloruk » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:11 am

Recently built a new rig sporting the following specs:

Proccesor: Ryzen 3950x
Motherboard: X570 AORUS ULTRA
Storage: 2TB Nvme (Aorus w Heatsink) & 2TB SATA (SS)
RAM: Corsair DDR4 3200mhz 32GB
Cooler: Corsair Hyrdo 115i
GPU: GTX 1060

I thought it would be a good idea to share my experience with my new build, especially as I'm using the much hyped CPU which is the 3950x. I've always been a user of Intel's chips and was contemplating getting the i9 9900k for quite some time but after hours of research and speaking to other geek heads, I went with the Ryzen CPU, and I have to say that I'm more than impressed with it, it lives up to the hype with stunning performance when it comes to producing/composing. Now, I can't really compare my experience to say, a high end intel CPUs because my last rig was a 4th gen intel cpu so I've had quite the leap here. This is just for other users considering an AMD Ryzen CPU.

I'm running large projects at a buffer size of 16 with plenty of room to spare as a pose to 2048 on my last rig with large audio drop outs :D I use Focustite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen btw.

I get the occasional minor audio drop which I believe is related to my GPU (Nvidia GTX 1060) having read a bunch on how their drivers want too much attention from the CPU. I will be looking at switching it out for an AMD Radeon GPU in the near future. If anyone is rocking an AMD card, be sure to let me know your experiences and even Nvidia card users too.

I'll be doing some benchmarks soon to see what it can actually max out on so keep your eyes peeled for that.

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Post by Pro241988 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:31 pm

thanks keep us posted
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Post by karunovski » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:18 am

thx a lot for sharing thomas:-)
really looking forwarf to see the benchmark!!
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Post by cochise66 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:50 pm

Thanks, Thomas please keep us posted!
I am wondering if I jump to a 3950x or 9900ks.

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Post by karunovski » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:43 am

same here. i am also thinking about this two options,..3950x or 9900k or ks.
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Post by MattiasNYC » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:32 pm

I would think at this point that your use case is one thing to consider, meaning is it heavy VSTi workloads with a lot of plugins in a long serial chain, or is it more mixing with many tracks in parallel with fewer (and maybe less heavy) plugins on each track... Both the 3950x and the 9900k should be a step up from an 8700k, but if you're doing more parallel processing I would imagine the 3950x being a possibly much higher upgrade, especially using ASIO guard.

Also for what it's worth: AMD has guaranteed to support the current platform throughout next year, meaning I think that new products that are released end up using the same AM4 socket that the 3950x uses. I'm guessing that the 16-core part will be the top of the line CPU next year and that maybe the next generation CPUs from AMD will come out on a newer socket. It could be that they release the next gen also on AM4, but given the timing that seems like a 50/50 proposition.

So I'm just noting that because four years ago when Ryzen was announced AMD promised to deliver products for AM4 for at least four years, which they have done.

Intel on the other hand have traditionally been upgrading their sockets more frequently and that means less compatibility between CPUs of different generations. I think we know at this point that the 9990k/ks are essentially the end of the current architecture and thus the current chipset/socket. So getting a 9900k will be a guaranteed maximum for that platform. Any future upgrade will then have to be complete, including the motherboard and possibly other components.

It could be the same with AMD, but not necessarily. In my case, having gotten the first gen Ryzen, I have a CPU that probably outperforms the 8700k if I push it, yet I can also get the 3950x and plop it into my motherboard and be happy with twice the amount of cores!

Just something to consider I think.

My next build will likely be a Threadripper… but that's at least a year or two away...
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Post by karunovski » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:44 pm

hello thomas,

can u tell us what is your experience after 1 months
working. did u had the time to go a bit deeper and to test your new computee.unfortuantly its really hard to find any test with cubase 10, 10.5 and the ryzen 3950x.
do u still have your droppout issues?
thx in advance
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Post by Jouleskeys » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:41 pm

I too have just upgraded my 2600k intel i7 to a Ryzen 3950x :) . This build includes an Asus Prime x570 Pro MB, Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 ram, a Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro4 cpu cooler, along with an M.2 PCi.e 3.0 OS Drive.
Have so far installed Windows 10 & Cubase and about to install all my plugins, which I need about 10 hours to do so as they're all online in order to download the latest versions etc.

Just realising that the Nvidia GT520 graphics I have been using with the old machine is not compatible, so need a new one. Am looking into an atm Radeon card and unsure of what to do as I don't wanna go spending through the roof again. Though it will make a difference of course, maybe... Am only using this machine for music production.

I will also keep you up to date with how this all goes and am intrigued with Thomas' build/usage.

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