Neutron 3 Stress test results on my computer - what do you think ?

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MasterTuner
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201 posts since 30 May, 2018

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:44 am

I am really on the fence about buying N3. I have a pretty good upgrade path price, but was worried about the CPU efficiency.
I did a test in my DAW to see just how much it was using. I recorded the maximum peak of CPU usage with Neutron added to every track (26 tracks), and with no Neutron on any track.

(For each track, Neutron was "doing something", not static. It was a downward dynamic EQ pulse, so it wasn't just sitting there.)
What do you think of the results - Acceptable, poor, good ?

With no Neutron (28% peak CPU, you can see the "average" in the graph at the top):
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With Neutron added to every track (41% peak CPU, you can see the "average" in the graph at the top):
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So basically Neutron is adding ~11% extra CPU, over 28 instances.
Thats about 0.4% CPU per track.
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tobeadj
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5 posts since 17 Feb, 2017

Re: Neutron 3 Stress test results on my computer - what do you think ?

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:10 am

its on reaper that's why try to do the test on pro tools :) ……. it will be 100% ………..

Scotty
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Re: Neutron 3 Stress test results on my computer - what do you think ?

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:23 am

Izotope stuff eats up the FLS slots which is an issue if you are still on Windows 7 or not running the later Windows 10 builds.
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Re: Neutron 3 Stress test results on my computer - what do you think ?

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:37 am

Seems like a good performance, but every DAW handles plugins differently. Also, you did not use cpu-taxing intelligent / automatic functions? Would like to see this test in other DAWs aswell.
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Bansaw
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710 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Neutron 3 Stress test results on my computer - what do you think ?

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:04 pm

Sculptor is much more CPU intensive.

lwj
KVRist
260 posts since 3 Feb, 2018

Re: Neutron 3 Stress test results on my computer - what do you think ?

Post Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:31 am

Yeah these metrics aren’t that useful without a lot more info. Your system specs for one.

Performance depends on which modules you’re using and then probably even settings in them.

This just shows that the eq module is fairly efficient.

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