Star Of Stage & Screen
I always run across fellow performers that use laptops or towers, some have racks and one chap I worked opposite of at the CalState Fair in Merced wanted an open frame rack like mine so I’ve helped him with a side to side ventilated 1U ATX chassis.I'm building a new DAW machine with a 3700X and a B450 Gigabyte mobo. I'll post the complete specs and some results in a couple of days.
I'm surprised everyone here is comparing the 3700X with the 9900K. I live in Mexico and here the 9900K is about 50% more expensive.
I was actually considering either the 9600K or the 9700K but from all benchmarks I've seen the 3700X is the winner here in performance (and cost).
Spared no money, bought the 3733MHz CAS 16 DDR4 and ASRock X570, and the AMD 3800X.
Zebra2 and Diva each have 2 instances running, 4 Instances of Kontakt, 4 of PLAY, PianoTeq, B5 and a Rhodes using UVI, then a custom looper made in Bidule and ReLabs RHall and all mixed in a Harrison VST Mixer.
Impressive timings using an RME PCI-e based interface @48k/64/1.7msec.
I think I’ve found my next build.
The myth of 8 Cores not able to run the timings I like might apply to Intel CPU’s but not to the AMD 3800X.
I still want to see what the i3/5/7/9 10,000 Series CPUs have at CES 2020.
But if they still are pushing out 14nm CPUs and their latency/timings on 6/8 Cores hasn’t changed the Ryzen 3800X will be in my chassis.
Current i7 4790K will become a spare with extra parts as I build 2 x AMD Live rigs.
FWIW This was running at stock 3.8GHz.
Most Ryzens can do 400MHz boost on all core’s but with higher temps.
3.8GHz on AMD’s is fine from what I’ve seen.