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CPU upgrade on 2013 Macpro for use with Logic Pro X
Old 6th June 2019
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Question CPU upgrade on 2013 Macpro for use with Logic Pro X

Hey Guys,
I have a question for you: I have a 2013 6 core macpro @3,5Ghz. I do mainly music production and mix using vepro and a lot of vst instruments. I record using 1 channel or 2 at a time. I'd like to get my Logic Pro a bit faster with more power for VSTs and mix plugins. And also faster exports/bounces. Is it worth upgrading CPU to a 12 core @2,7Ghz ? But Logic has often single core CPU spikes and I'm afraid to downgrade each of them to 2,7GHz...what do you think ? thx
Old 7th June 2019
  #2
Gear Maniac
Pretty easy math. 21 gigacycles versus 32.4.
Old 7th June 2019
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Originally Posted by jonljacobi View Post
Pretty easy math. 21 gigacycles versus 32.4.
Yes but logic doesn't always balance power between all cores, very often one of the core activity is higher than others. On the 12 core frequency is 2,7Ghz vs 3,5Ghz for my 6 core and I'm afraid to lose power and load less plugins. Maybe I'll buy the cpu to test and resell if it doesn't work well...
Old 7th June 2019
  #4
Gear Maniac
I’d opt for more cores. With the WWDC demo, perhaps the next version will delegate properly. If indeed the present one doesn’t. Let us know how it goes.
Old 8th June 2019
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There’s the 2690v2 10-core 3.0 GHz that is compatible with the 6,1 MacPro.
Old 8th June 2019
  #6
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Originally Posted by fastlanephil View Post
There’s the 2690v2 10-core 3.0 GHz that is compatible with the 6,1 MacPro.
Seems to be a great compromise. And prices are quite low for them. I think I'll try the upgrade from my 6 Core to this 10 Core.
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