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AMD Threadripper or Intel i9?

Pudge

Active Member
Intel = lower buffer low latency recording / better single core / pricey / thunderbolt / better for audio. Period.

AMD = medium buffer acceptable latency recording / slower single core / cheaper / no thunderbolt / better for Productivity tasks (3d rendering, video encoding)
 

Damarus

Active Member
Intel = lower buffer low latency recording / better single core / pricey / thunderbolt / better for audio. Period.

AMD = medium buffer acceptable latency recording / slower single core / cheaper / no thunderbolt / better for Productivity tasks (3d rendering, video encoding)
This.

USB4 is on the horizon, but Thunderbolt will still be king for a while.
 

Ben

Active Member
This.

USB4 is on the horizon, but Thunderbolt will still be king for a while.
Nice to have, but for audio USB 3 and even USB 2 is good enough. Mass-storage is another thing. Let's see what latency USB4 drives will have.
 

chimuelo

Star Of Stage & Screen
AMDs wouldn’t be as good as Intel at the moment.

But their 3000 Series Matisse CPUs from CES were impressive.
They tied the 8 core Intel in MultiThread Cinebench, and at 35 watts less.
Their new cores @ 7nm are a success, but when there’s no single Core testing it makes me curious as they’re well aware that Intel is single core king.

Intel octa cores will definitely drop prices once July rolls around and the new AMDs hit the shelves.
 

Shad0wLandsUK

Senior Member
SOme interesting changes could be coming soon though. As there are patches coming that improve the performance hits to systems that Spectre caused. Though MS so far are only rolling it for 1809 and Upwards currently.

Also as the for single-core King. I have been keeping up with Level1 Techs and he and a Sys Internals guy have found that NUMA plays a large part in the performance hit for AMD, multi-core and single-core. So it could be that this changes the game again as kernel improvements come out over time.
 

mixtur

New Member
To follow up to on this, thread-ripper appears to have issues with DPC spikes which causes dropouts and glitches with lower buffer settings. I’ve read several threads about this on other forums using tests with the dpclatency checker tool (https://www.thesycon.de/eng/latency_check.shtml).

I haven’t tested myself but this might be something to investigate if you’re planning to go AMD.

Likewise, NVIDIA cards (or rather their drivers) tend to have the same issue, while AMD seem to be a better choice if you really need a discrete video card at all
 

Pictus

Active Member
To follow up to on this, thread-ripper appears to have issues with DPC spikes which causes dropouts and glitches with lower buffer settings. I’ve read several threads about this on other forums using tests with the dpclatency checker tool (https://www.thesycon.de/eng/latency_check.shtml).

I haven’t tested myself but this might be something to investigate if you’re planning to go AMD.

Likewise, NVIDIA cards (or rather their drivers) tend to have the same issue, while AMD seem to be a better choice if you really need a discrete video card at all
dpclatency does not work for Windows 10, but this works https://www.resplendence.com/latencymon

BTW, I hope the new AMDs spanks Intel https://www.pcgamer.com/amd-ryzen-3000-release-date-price-specs-and-everything-we-know/
 
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