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by jbfunk3
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6001

Re: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?

Imaulle wrote:AMD blows hard. Intel or nothing.
Hey tiger...you get on with yo bad self. It's your world, I'm just livin' in it.
by jbfunk3
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6001

Re: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0302727 Intel i7 920 for $199 why buy anything else? lol if you can wait though.. the hex-core chips from intel are coming out soon.... I wouldn't because I'm still paying about $200 for a decent 1366 motherboard, $150+ for DDR3 tri...
by jbfunk3
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6001

Re: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?

Also as far is the IGP on the 790gx chipset, it comes with 512MB of memory for video, which should be more than adequate for integrated graphics of an audio workstation. Cheers Yes, but is that SHARED memory??? The motherboard comes with 512MB of memory for the graphics processor. That memory is in...
by jbfunk3
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6001

Re: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?

Thanks for the link. I've read it before, but it helps to check it again. This stuff is so darn complicated. :) So what it sounds like is Live is multicore in the sense that it will evenly distribute individual audio tracks across the physical cpu cores during composition and mixing. It also sounds ...
by jbfunk3
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6001

Re: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?

My understanding of hyperthreading is that while it doubles the threads for processing it's not necessarily reflected in performance gains on Live. I'm guessing it's great for running Windows 7, but not for Live. What I've seen so far from other users is that while LIve might be taking advantage of ...
by jbfunk3
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6001

Re: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?

motherboard with integrated graphics that does not necessarily sound like a great idea The ATI Radeon 3300 gpu on the 790gx motherboards from what I've researched is actually quite good for running a DAW. It's not gonna give you top end performance for games but it's great for music apps. Plus it s...
by jbfunk3
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6001

Re: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?

Thanks for the suggestion. The i7 920 is 4 core not 8 core. The 4 virtual cores are from hyperthreading. From the research I've done on this site, hyperthreading on the intel processors is useless with Ableton and in some case may even slow down the speed of the processors. It's also terrible for si...
by jbfunk3
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6001

Dual Core or Quad Core? Is Multicore worth it?

I'm trying to decide what processor to use to build my first PC. I've read up on multicore support here but it's all very confusing. How big are the benefits of multicore if I'm running a lot of VST's? I've gone over the performance of processors on the performance test but I haven't found the answe...
by jbfunk3
Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question about multicore use
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Question about multicore use

May seem like a dumb question, but I've been looking for answers and haven't come across anything yet. I am currently using a G4 IBook 1.33GHZ. I need to upgrade to a new intel machine but I don't want to break the bank yet on something huge so I am thinking about getting the new Mac Mini 1.66 GHZ C...