Hi all! I’m ready to upgrade from my 6 year old desktop machine, but I don’t know exactly what CPU to build my system around. I’ve read elsewhere on the forum that more physical cores are a primary factor specifically for Dorico’s performance, especially for projects with lots of players (please correct me if I’m misunderstanding), so that has lead me to consider AMD CPUs. I work with wind ensemble scores mostly, and I mostly use Noteperformer and a couple other Kontakt libraries. I’m in the US, and the three models I’m currently considering are:
3950X (16 cores previous gen)
5950X (16 cores current gen)
3960X Threadripper (24 cores)
It would be great if anyone could help me understand if there are any noticeable/significant performance differences between these in Dorico. I would rather go with the less expensive 3950X, but if the more expensive 5950X or 3960X will yield noticeably better performance, then I’ll try to go that direction. Any and all help with this is greatly appreciated!