Here is the latest batch of tests showing the current AMD vs. Intel chips for audio.
The Sound on Sound article is here:
DSP Test Chart:
VSTi Test Chart:
This means Intel will have to drop prices to stay competitive, and AMD Ryzen is now not only a no compromise option in performance, its a clear winner in performance per dollar.
AMD is also supporting motherboards with 128gb RAM capacity!
Ryzen 3000 now supports Thunderbolt 3. This great news for UA users.
My older boxes have been 5 yr old HP 8300 elites (I5's 3.3 Gig) and 16 or 32 gig of ram .. they worked fine but became pokey over the years .. I propped them up with solid state drives to get more life out of them ...
Until now . .
Intel is going to launch their new Haswell Refresh processors very soon. Intel Haswell Refresh, as we concluded in our previous reports, consists of 20 new CPUs with just 100 MHz higher clocks than the previous CPU in that price bracket.
Which would you guys recommend for an audio PC. Obviously this is not a professional build. Its for my home PC, but I would like to run as plugins as possible. Plus midi.
I will of course be using ssds and lots of memory but from a processor point of view I must admit I am a little confused.
The Amd has 8 cores, but isn't the I chip the best on the market?