I’m writing to get your opinions: I’m looking for as small a footprint as possible, but also bets bang for buck. SO…here’s the question: Does Cubase, want or even need quad core cpu’s with hyperthreading. And here’s the reason for the question:
I can go purchase an mac mini. i7 DUO CORE 3.0 (I7 - 4587U chip), with 16 GB of ram, and 1TB fusion drive for $1500 (CAD), or
I can go purchase DIY PC, i7 - 4790 (QUAD CORE w/ Hyperthreading), and motherboard, and silent heat sink, with 16GB of RAM, a new silent chassis, with silent case fans, and a 512 SSD . $1000.(CAD)
While I wouldn’t quibble about $400 spent. The question is, is more better. I’m reading that Cubase doesn’t utilize all 4 cores. And most VST’s wont’ either. So the question is why bother with a quad core, when the software won’t use it?