Mac Processor Upgrade or Slave Computer?

Discussion in 'Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)' started by Andrew Goodwin, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Andrew Goodwin

    Andrew Goodwin Active Member

    Hi Guys,

    In short I got a new computer and the difference is not much. What should I do?

    Get a slave computer?
    Get a processor upgrade to a 3.0Ghz 10-Core?
    Also any preferred method to test plugin load?

    Was on a:
    -MacbookPro 2.5Ghz, Quad-Core, 16GB Ram, SSDs(internal, and External for samples)
    -Cubase 10.0.15
    -Kontakt (latest version of 5)

    Got a:
    -Mac Pro 3.5Ghz, 6-Core, 64GB Ram, Upgraded internal SSD to 1TB OWC(to take advantage of APFS files system)
    -Cubase 10.0.15
    -Kontakt (latest version of 5)

    Cubase on both is using multiprocessing in 32-bit mode with ASIO Guard on High. Kontakt Multi Core is Disabled.

    Render Time for a 5:30 minute large project lots of reverbs:
    Old Macbook Pro: 6:44
    New Mac Pro: 6:05

    CPU Load appears nearly identical based on the DAW meter:
    (Is there a more accurate way to measure this?)

    Video Rendering was the biggest difference:
    Old Macbook Pro: 2:37
    New Mac Pro: 1:11


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