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

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nusound mind
KVRist
145 posts since 21 Jan, 2017

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:29 am

Thanks for the feedback again DJ Warmonger. I'm prob. going with an MSI board as apparently you can overclock them nicely for boost performance on AMD chips, not that im an expert or that i'd even do that necessarily but nice to have the option.

Came across this article on reddit, thought i'd post the link as it may be pertinent (if true).

https://www.legitreviews.com/codepath-c ... lab_215641

fedexnman
KVRAF
2598 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

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

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:24 pm

Think I'm gonna either wait it out for the B550 motherboards to be released , or get one of the MSI X470 Max mobos or Asus Prime x470 pro mobo , seeing those boards don't need a Bios update for Ryzen 3000 . I'm kind of thinking I'm out on the x570 chipset fan mobos .. really wish I knew when the b550 mobos are gonna drop . I think in the meantime I'm gonna order a Samsung 860evo 1tb SSD and 12gb ddr3 for my i7 920 ... I'm really itching to build but I'm just having some hangups ... I'm definitely gonna get the 3700x mugen5 heatsink , rx590 gpu , and 32gb 3600 amd ram is the plan it's just the mobos that are out has got me scratching my head . It used to be if you were doing audio u just go Gigabyte Mobo and Intel . There so big a choice for mobos now .

e-crooner
KVRian
501 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

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

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:28 pm

I have an ASRock, it is very good.

Scotty
KVRAF
1966 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

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

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:40 am

While the audio nerd world awaits some dawbench scores for the 3950x with better matched memory timings along with the new Threadrippers it seems AMD is having trouble getting these on the shelves. Short supply is going to lead to price gouging. My goal was to order the parts in December and do a build in January provided the Ryzens showed improved dawbench scores with appropriate memory speeds. Looks like I'll be waiting a while longer.
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fedexnman
KVRAF
2598 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

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

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:23 am

I'm kind of got my build on the back burner . Waiting for the next chipset motherboard and also the AMD 5500xt gpu cards (dec12th) ? I can't seem to pull the trigger on it yet with the sea of mobos and bios and ram compatibilities . When I built my last system it didn't seem so hard to do . i7 920 get the Gigabyte Mobo with this chipset and Ti FW port on it 3 hdds piece of cake . Right now I'm looking at the MSI x570 that are about $239 they have a bunch of USB ports USB-C , Bluetooth , wifi ... But I'm like chipset fan meh ... Expensive meh ... And then I'm torn between the 3600 or the 3700x(leaning ) I know I want to do some gaming to . Then I get like maybe I'll be cheap and go with a 3200g and 450mobo . Just so much available stuff now .

anttimaatteri
KVRist
308 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

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

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:27 am

if you go for a not so pricey solution the 3d gen amd 3700x boxed is the way to go. 65watt instead of 105watt btw.

for mainboards my sources of information has some good arguments for the follwing boards, unless you won´t spend a ton of money:

- msi b450 gaming pro carbon ac .
cheapest solution, reliable for 3d gens AFTER bios update (minor issue seems to be a bios downgrading into a sort of lite bios with less option. if you dont plan to overclock then its no issue at all)
- asrock x470 taichi.
jack of all trades board for the money
- gigabyte x570 aorus elite
you may go for the asus x570 plus tuf gaming at the same pricerange, if u need wifi, and dont care about bios updating it yourself)
best value for the pricepoint. easy bios updating possible. no wifi (but theres one with wifi out there)

thx to buildzoid and computerbase for the infos.

https://youtu.be/zuyuS04lD4o

you sure may wait for the next few ryzens for they will for sure hammering the intels in evry aspect or rendering the price differences from intel for the last few aspects as absolutely not worth it.

Scotty
KVRAF
1966 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

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

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:49 am

I am holding off, there were some CPU / ASIO performance bottlenecks at low latency with the Ryzen' topping out a bit sooner than their Intel counterparts (asio at low latency and heavy cpu load) that may be mitigated with faster ram and I am hoping someone would do some testing. I have to factor that in along with Thunderbolt availability and my typical workflow situation.
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cnt
KVRist
319 posts since 9 Mar, 2001

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

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:03 pm

I'm waiting for my 3950x, will be running with 3600MHz RAM CAS 17. Each day the supplier changes the delivery date.... I did order at the 25th of Nov at exactly one minute past release time.....
It's out of stock everywhere except one store pushing it for 1100 euros..

fedexnman
KVRAF
2598 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

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

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:10 pm

That's a beast of a cpu ... 3950x can't wait to see the DAWbench on it .

Scotty
KVRAF
1966 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

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

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:27 pm

cnt wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:03 pm
I'm waiting for my 3950x, will be running with 3600MHz RAM CAS 17. Each day the supplier changes the delivery date.... I did order at the 25th of Nov at exactly one minute past release time.....
It's out of stock everywhere except one store pushing it for 1100 euros..
cnt ... do you mind me asking where you sourced your 3600MHz RAM CAS 17 and what motherboard you settled on for your 3950x (whenever it is available?) I am also looking at this configuration.
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mguerrero90
KVRist
55 posts since 8 May, 2019

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

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:55 am

damit...so is a AMD Ryzen 5 1600 any good for music production?

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DJ Warmonger
KVRAF
3457 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

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

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 am

mguerrero90 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:55 am
damit...so is a AMD Ryzen 5 1600 any good for music production?
Well, you get just what benchmarks say.

You should be fine if you only work at 44100 sampling rate.
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mguerrero90
KVRist
55 posts since 8 May, 2019

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

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:46 am

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 am
You should be fine if you only work at 44100 sampling rate.
I should be able to do that, can you link me to anything, or explain what happens otherwise, I cant seem to find it in this thread.

e-crooner
KVRian
501 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

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

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:56 am

mguerrero90 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:46 am
DJ Warmonger wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 am
You should be fine if you only work at 44100 sampling rate.
I should be able to do that, can you link me to anything, or explain what happens otherwise, I cant seem to find it in this thread.
Depends on what plugins you use. I have the 1500X and run quite a number of plugins if necessary, enough for a dozen synth tracks. And my DAW doesn't even have a freeze feature.
In terms of audio, I use 48k in my DAW and 128 samples in my audio driver.

mguerrero90
KVRist
55 posts since 8 May, 2019

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

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:01 pm

e-crooner wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:56 am
mguerrero90 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:46 am
DJ Warmonger wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 am
You should be fine if you only work at 44100 sampling rate.
I should be able to do that, can you link me to anything, or explain what happens otherwise, I cant seem to find it in this thread.
Depends on what plugins you use. I have the 1500X and run quite a number of plugins if necessary, enough for a dozen synth tracks. And my DAW doesn't even have a freeze feature.
In terms of audio, I use 48k in my DAW and 128 samples in my audio driver.
Well ive been making music for quite a while, I will most likely push this system to its limit, no matter what it is, if at least for fun.

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