I’m planning on upgrading my mixing rig and can’t find a straight answer to my doubts.
I use Cubase 7.5 @ max buffer setting for mixing big, plugin heavy projects (300-500 tracks, 20+ groups, 20+ aux channels, hundreds of plugin instances). Low latency at low buffer is of no interest to me, need this rig to perform well at mixing stage.
I’m thinking of getting an i7 8700K or i5 8600K. Both are 6 core processors, but the i7 is also 12 threads / logical cores using hyperthreading.
My question is: will I benefit from having those extra threads, and can Cubase utilize them or is it better to have just plain 6 cores from i5?
Does anyone have experience with Cubase and 8700K vs. 8600K?