Upgraded to the new X99 platform this weekend with an Intel i7 5960x 8-core CPU and 16gb of Corsair Vengeance 2666 DDR4 running on an Asus X99 Deluxe mobo. The machine is humming along (OC’s) at 4.44GHZ and Cubase is stable and happy. No issues. Overall CPU performance is 35.5 ghz.
I can double the load of just about everything VST-wise (having upgraded from an Intel i7 2600k), at least in terms of what Windows performance monitor has to say. What is less satisfying is that ASIO performance, while moderately better, is not twice as good as it was notwithstanding the huge increase in CPU and memory bandwidth. This is a mystery to me but as folks have said before, ASIO and CPU performance don’t have a direct correlation. This could be related to the Lynx AES16e ASIO driver but who knows.
Anyhow, no negatives to speak of. Nice and stable.