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Computer Hardware Audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, control surfaces, MIDI controllers & USB MIDI keyboards (not motherboards or system components)

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Old 26th August 2012 , 04:59 AM
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Default New PC: CPU i5 or i7; which way to go?

My CPU had just packed up and seeing as it is an old machine I might as well buy new one. For the COU it's a toss up between an i5-3570 and the i7-3570.

I mainly want the machine for use with the EWQSO symphonic Orchestra Platinum along with either Sibelius or Cubase 6 plus video. Now the i7 can Hyper-thread (run several threads at the same time) while the i5 can't.
Does hyper-threading matter?
With all the samples being played at the same time would it help matters?

Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.
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Old 26th August 2012 , 09:37 AM
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If you're using sampled instruments, i would think you'd be best going with the best processor you can afford.
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Old 27th August 2012 , 06:22 AM
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There was a round robin interview some months ago in SoS with the great and good from the digital equipment/audio world and the concensus was go for the fastest processor you can get.

After all, memory, hard drives, are an easy upgrade. Just takes money!

In fact, no slight to DV but I would pop over to sos.com and pose the question there.

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