I have this worrying issue that came up while I was out trying to shop for a new Mac. The sales guys says that before I decide to buy a 6, 8, or 12 core new Mac Pro, I should check with my programs (DAW’s and VST’s) that they actually can run utilizing that many cores, because apparently Pro Tools 9 or 10 could only use a Quad core, so a 6-core machine would be a waste because the GHz speed on 6 core is slower than the Quad. (the more cores, the slower speed per core)
This is completely new to me. We all new that we had that problem a couple years ago with 32-bit machines only using 4GB RAM, but this deal with the CPU cores I have never heard before.
Do you know if Cubase 7.5, or 8, have any such restriction like Pro Tools?
Would I be better off buying an iMac 5K that I can upgrade to a QUAD 4.0 GHz i7 that can overclock itself, rather than spending on a 6 or 8 core with lesser 3.0 GHz and cannot overclock, thus giving me a disadvantage using Cubase that might only beable to utilize 4 cores anyways?
Weird stuff with the Steinberg forums these days. My old User account seems to be wiped out and cannot access old threads. Could not recognize my login (which I know is correct because I save all those deetz in a separate mail folder).
But if anyone had any knowledge on the CPU core thing, that would be awesome.