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issues with amd or intel

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MixYourOwnBeat, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. In the machine Im planning on building ive yet to make the big decision...intel or amd...it seems alot of programs arent compatible with amd is this true? it looks as if reason isnt but im not sure...can I get a little help please? thanks guys.
  2. britbrian

    britbrian Guest

    You're quite right, some audio applications are not happy with AMD chips.
    Certainly Cakewalk is one of those, but I can't confirm any others. If it makes no difference to you which you have, I would advise going with Intel just to be on the safe side.
  3. yeah it looks as if intel is the way to go even though those amd chips seem to smoke intel :|
  4. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    No question AMD can be very good(If you know exactly what you're looking for), but, for me, I'll stick with Intel for my next processor.

    I'm rather conservative on my computer purchases. I need stuff to WORK(To make me money reliably), not "smoke" my next door neighbors(Mr. Jones, I believe?) "gaming" machine.

  5. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    where do you people get your info?

    there is nothing that runs on intel that wont run on AMD
    software or hardware. audio or video.

    and infact 98% runs better on amd. quite a bit better.
    the only thing i know of is pro fools HD wont run on DUal Opteron
    (which i assume would also apply to dual core AMD)

    and this is intentional by Digi. (Intel owns 30% of Avid)


  6. well im clueless now because i have conflicting opinions...is it better to go with amd or intel?...
  7. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    You're not clueless, you've just been given bad information.

    Both Intel and AMD are great processors.

    I don't know where that Cakewalk thing came from but it's untrue. I run an AMD 939 system with Sonar 4 with no issues.

    The statement about Intel being more stable than AMD also untrue. Actually my AMD's are just as stable if not more than my Intels.

    Either processor is fine for a DAW however I would avoid PCI-E for now as it doesn't always play well with audio.
  8. thanks alot for straightening this stuff out for me I reall appreciate it! :cool:

    SONICA-X Guest



    Guy Cefalu
    Sonica Audio Labs
  10. SONICA-X

    SONICA-X Guest


    the PCIe video problem does not apply to the new 945 and 955 chipsets. All is well. Actually our X2D Intel PCIe system can run four (4) displays on two PCIe video cards with no impact on audio performance whatsoever!

    Very cool.

    Thank you.

    Guy Cefalu
    Sonica Audio Labs
  11. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    alright this is scary!

    i agree with everything you put there! nice page

    now if we could just get some of the other "DAW dealers"
    to quit lying to people!

  12. SONICA-X

    SONICA-X Guest


    That proves that I am not against any AMD processor and were you and I disagree is on the Intel platform only.

    Yes, you are 100% right some other dealers that only sell Intel systems are lying to customers and that is why we put that page up.

    Hey, I sent you two laptop customers last week.

    Guy Cefalu
    Sonica Audio Labs
  13. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    Hey Guy,

    thank you so much!
    you know i found 4 "DAW dealers" who are selling the Clevo D900
    as an audio solution Sheesh do these people not test thier products.? for now i wont post names..

    we dont dis-agree 100% in that area either.

    for the money the Intel solution is hard to beat that is afact and i am selling far more intel DC these days than AMD single or DC.

    the only guys i push the AMD DC to are medium to hard core Sampler guys.
    now this is where we disagree....

    in my tests the AMD will do better lower latency, and yes i have put the 4400 against the 3.2 DC (840) not the Extreem (not about to buy a 1k plus chip that i know i wont sell.)

    i have another set of benchmarks to be published once N3.2 is released to the public!

    think dual DC!

    peace heading to NAMM


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