Is the I9 9900K overkill for music production?

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cnt
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250 posts since 9 Mar, 2001

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:05 pm

benjamind wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:56 am
cnt, that's pretty impressive by AMD. I look forward to the new Ryzen 12 and 16 core processors coming soon.
yea, best case scenario they will be available in Q2.. they are using same TR chipset so mobo doesnt need to be replaced.
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KVRian
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Re: Is the I9 9900K overkill for music production?

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 pm

I think the Ryzen 3000 series will use the same type of chipset, but it is supposed to be significantly improved memory-wise in how it handles RAM. I know the Threadripper 1st and 2nd iterations had a thing with how memory was accessed differently. I think the 3000 series is supposed to address that.

If I do go Ryzen I'll probably stick to 12 core or 16 core in the series, since that will allow me to run more on my projects. Currently using a 6700K that I had built in 2016.
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Re: Is the I9 9900K overkill for music production?

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:21 pm

New Kids on The Block: Comet Lake (still 14nm) will have 6,8,10 cores - later this year.

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/ne ... o-10-cores

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Re: Is the I9 9900K overkill for music production?

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:27 am

egbert, they look good but I bet the new Ryzens will outclass them.
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Re: Is the I9 9900K overkill for music production?

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:52 am

Yeah, this time it looks like AMD may actually be able to compete rather well. We'll see! At least they will force Intel to seriously do something now. Let's hope AMD will be able to get higher clock speeds as well this time. For most users, higher clocks are still far more important than more and more cores.

Now AMD just need to get their graphics department sorted out. If they released Navi earlier this year, they might have had a chance, but now Nvidia had time to sort their low/midrange out already.

I'm an Intel/Nvidia guy, but some competition is desperately needed. 1200$ for a GPU is just madness. It will be interesting to see Intel's GPUs as well, although that probably still takes a while.

egbert
KVRAF
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Re: Is the I9 9900K overkill for music production?

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:08 am

benjamind wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:27 am
egbert, they look good but I bet the new Ryzens will outclass them.
Yep - this is Intel trying to keep up with the new Ryzens before they finally get their 10nm kit out the door. Competition is excellent stuff for the consumer.

hypotc
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9 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Re: Is the I9 9900K overkill for music production?

Post Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:45 am

I'm building a new computer this summer. Will hold out to see what Zen 2 brings.

egbert
KVRAF
3972 posts since 21 Oct, 2001 from my bolthole in the south pacific

Re: Is the I9 9900K overkill for music production?

Post Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:55 am

A few more crumbs on the laptop 9th gen Intel processors, USB4 and Intel's graphics chips:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel ... 38877.html

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