I am planing to build a new Hackintosh and do struggle between these two CPUs.
I have analyzized the charts from scanproaudio.info, which contain the previous models of these CPUs:
However, I am uncertain about speculating how the newer models would compete in a Mac OS Cubase enviroment (those tests were run on Reaper, Win10).
According to other benchmarks, the 10940X hasn’t improved at all, while the 10900k got a performance boost of 33% compared to their older 9900k version.
I know that figuring out, how exactly DAWs are using CPU power is a never ending topic, but maybe there is a clear answer when its between Intels k- and their X-series.
Btw, I am working mainly with MIDI and running a huge orchestral template, so both the DSP and Kontakt charts seem significant for me.