I’m looking to upgrade my current PC Workstation:
I’m running it with Nuendo 6, Cubase 7 and Protools 10 HD. It’s currently an AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.00GHz Processor with 12Gb mewmory and I’ve noticed with the Software Updates to Nuendo 6, Cubase 7 etc, it’s starting to choke my ASIO stream on larger projects. I’ve noticed the Native CPU in Protools HD is also starting to clip!
I’ve been looking at the Intel i7-3960X, i7-3970 and the i7-3930k. The first two seem to be at the £800 mark whilst the 2nd is £200 cheaper.
I compared tech specs of both i7-3930k and 3960x processors and found out that i7-3960x has 100mhz higher clock speed as well be as 3 mb extra L3 cache, apart from the 100mhz clock speed that I could probably overclock to, would the extra 3Mb L3 cache make any difference.
What I’m really after is any “realtime” experience with Nuendo 6 with any of these processors.
I am looking to Max out the systemboard memory to 64Gb for any of these processors.
Any help in my decision process would be most welcome.