I’m tossing up a new system.
I’m currently running a 3 year old 3930k processor, which according to cpubenchmark.net still benchmarks at 12062. The most expensive i7, the $1700 (Australian dollars) 5960X only hits 15982, which would be nice, but hardly mindblowing, given the pricetag and 3 year interim.
Soooo, I’m once again eyeing those juicy Xeons. The Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 @ 2.20GHz benches at 24481, and is also $1700 here. I’ve often heard Xeons offer no benefit over i7s for audio, but is that still the case? It seems to be a moving target with Cubase now allegedly making better use of multiple cores etc.
Any thoughts / experience would be appreciated.