Hi , I’ve been lurking for a few weeks,having discovered VCV Rack via a video by @Omri_Cohen,which YouTube kindly served up as a suggestion. One of they’re best ever.
I’ve been needing a new PC for a good while,and now want to get the very best Rack performance that I can.Just 2 or 3 years ago it would have been Intel all the way,but recent AMD offerings have been winning plaudits even in the audio/vst world.
As an aside,I can hardly believe how little influence music/pro audio has in the PC world. ScanProAudio seem to be about it,when it comes to testing for audio.
So,I was pretty much set to buy an AMD 12core 3900x or 16core 3950x,until I read a post,here : [New PC Time - High Core Count / Zen2 Ryzen / AVX], from late last year. The OP,in that thread,@attheleash,had this to say,at the end : " there’s a massive performance hit when Rack utilises cores belonging to multiple CCXs" and “3900X is a 12 core processor with 4 CCXs (3 cores per CCX) - so it looks like any single VCV patch can only use 3 cores effectively on this setup”.
This leaves me very “curious” as to how Scan could have the 3900x/3950x beating almost all of the Intel CPU’s in both of their DawBench tests.
I know several people posted on the linked thread about having success with [8 core] Intel i7-9700kf machines.
Does anyone have any experience with the 12+ core Intel HEDT processors ?
The 14-core i9- 10940X looks like a real contender,here,at the same price as the AMD 3950x. Scan show the 10940x and 10960x slaughtering the 8 core Intel 9900k,but I don’t know if that counts for anything at all with VCV Rack.
Any help,and advice,on which CPU to buy,for the best VCV Rack performance,would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.