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New Mac Pro and Cubase: How many cores is optimal?

Post by Ambient Sound » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:44 pm

Can those using multi-core processors provide some insight? I'm looking at purchasing a 2019 Mac Pro for orchestration within Cubase, 50-100 tracks per project (EW, Spitfire, and VSL mainly), individual instrument effects, a handful of plug-ins including Kontakt.

What would be the optimal processor to avoid any latency/CPU overuse during real-time midi playback? I'm not sure at what point tick speed/core becomes more important than number of cores used.

- 8-core, 3.5GHz Intel Xeon W, 24.5MB cache
- 12-core, 3.3GHz Intel Xeon W, 31.25MB cache
- 16-core, 3.2GHz Intel Xeon W, 38MB cache
- 24-core, 2.7GHz Intel Xeon W, 57MB cache
- 28-core, 2.5GHz Intel Xeon W, 66.5MB cache

Thank you.

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Re: New Mac Pro and Cubase: How many cores is optimal?

Post by boom » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:33 pm

Be interested to know this as well!

I found this video that could be helpful maybe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv5HIrOrn2o

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Re: New Mac Pro and Cubase: How many cores is optimal?

Post by simsung » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:35 pm

Rumor 1: Logic can handle multiple cores better than cubase -> that makes that video irrelevant for cubase user
Rumor 2: Cubase and Multiple Cores:
- many user had problms with Mac pro 12 core 5.1 claiming very bad performance
- it seems since Cubase 10 the multple CPU performance has become better (id like to see evidence)
- but still Steinberg writes: better performance when less cores with higher Speed https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/de/a ... ungen-DAW-

So i think the only way to find out is to test it ...

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Re: New Mac Pro and Cubase: How many cores is optimal?

Post by Freya009 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:46 pm

The 12-core, 3.3GHz Intel Xeon W, 31.25MB cache option is powerful enough for Cubase
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Re: New Mac Pro and Cubase: How many cores is optimal?

Post by RuskinF » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:05 am

I would suggest you use 16-core, 3.2GHz Intel Xeon W, 38MB cache. It would serve well for any version of Cubase you choose to use.

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Re: New Mac Pro and Cubase: How many cores is optimal?

Post by simsung » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:20 am

RuskinF wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:05 am
I would suggest you use 16-core, 3.2GHz Intel Xeon W, 38MB cache. It would serve well for any version of Cubase you choose to use.
i don’t want to be rude but that wasn’t the question.
it won’t help to find out which constellation fits best for working with cubase. or is there a reason why you think 16 is best? if the multiple cpu problem still remains 8 core will have the best performance, right?

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