AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

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KVRAF
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Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:34 am

To save people from having to watch 22 minutes of that: he likes the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus. It runs relatively cool for its cheap price.

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Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:18 am

Pete's comparative cpu tests are excellent, but not being an SGA user I am wondering, does anyone know, however approximately, how one instance of say the high quality setting used in the latest test compares to a soft synth;-any of the more well known vsts would be helpful as I have no idea at all of the scale of the relationship between the two.
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Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:53 am

Googly Smythe wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:39 am
Somedays it seems like we're not allowed to dislike anything.

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KVRist
484 posts since 14 Aug, 2001

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:51 am

Subject drying out for two weeks at this point ,.... hmmmm ,.... lets just stick to 9900K :-)
HM

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KVRist
159 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:56 pm

I heard that AMD has even stolen Intel's single-thread crown after many years, or decades even.

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KVRAF
3071 posts since 16 Jan, 2005 from Ottawa, Ontario

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Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:17 pm

HM wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:51 am
Subject drying out for two weeks at this point ,.... hmmmm ,.... lets just stick to 9900K :-)
Not when a 12 core AMD at #1 is smoking an 18 core Intel thusly...

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/desktop.html

...not daw relative marks, but still..

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Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:45 pm

e-crooner wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:56 pm
I heard that AMD has even stolen Intel's single-thread crown after many years, or decades even.
Where did you hear that? At the regulars' table of your local pub?

e-crooner
KVRist
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Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:10 am

chk071 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:45 pm
e-crooner wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:56 pm
I heard that AMD has even stolen Intel's single-thread crown after many years, or decades even.
Where did you hear that? At the regulars' table of your local pub?
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html

Scotty
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Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:20 am

Scanaudio has been quiet lately.... I though they were going to release the results of some new memory dependent tests for the Ryzens. Perhaps things still still too fluid to justify the testing time?
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Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:02 am

e-crooner wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:10 am
chk071 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:45 pm
e-crooner wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:56 pm
I heard that AMD has even stolen Intel's single-thread crown after many years, or decades even.
Where did you hear that? At the regulars' table of your local pub?
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html
I guess it really depends where you're looking, and how it is tested. First time i read about that.

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Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:00 pm

So the hottest new CPU is still only twice as "fast" (single threaded) as my ageing AMD FX 8350? That does surprise me. (Although the "number of samples" is 192 for the top vs ~16K for my FX, so not exactly like for like...)

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Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:13 pm

pljones wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:00 pm
So the hottest new CPU is still only twice as "fast" (single threaded) as my ageing AMD FX 8350? That does surprise me. (Although the "number of samples" is 192 for the top vs ~16K for my FX, so not exactly like for like...)
Yes the single threaded scores are not anywhere near Moore's law (should be retired and called Moore's Trail of Broken Dreams). Relative to my 3930K which is what 6 years old now the latest builds give me about 50% more single core performance which is a bit of a letdown there.

However the multithreaded performance is very impressive and if your DAW can use the cores you'll have a smile on your face in most cases.
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Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:14 pm

pljones wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:00 pm
So the hottest new CPU is still only twice as "fast" (single threaded) as my ageing AMD FX 8350? That does surprise me. (Although the "number of samples" is 192 for the top vs ~16K for my FX, so not exactly like for like...)
Hey pljones is that your main DAW computer just curious ? I'm on an i7 920 6gb ram , I think I'm gonna ditch my FireWire EchoAudiofire4 and get a new Focusrite 4i4 before I blow the cash on a new build .. Seems Windows10 and the EchoAudiofire4 are not liking each other as much these days ... I mainly use drum samples types of VSTi , loops , and record audio , no big CPU taxing softsynths , so I just feel I don't quite need the ROBUST power of a new CPU and computer build , So is that your main DAW computer ???

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Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:21 pm

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Well... "main" in the sense I do my "offline" work on it and it's still fine for that, using my FW Echo AudioFire4 - but I have to use ASIO4All when I'm using MuLab. Meanwhile, Reaper is OK with it. Weird but with Echo having dropped any idea of keeping drivers up to date, there you are.

My "live" kit is a Core i5 8600 ITX box with a Zoom UAC-2. It's not perfect. (I get audio glitches which I can't diagnose - buffer size doesn't fix them...)
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