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KingsX 26th June 2020 05:38 PM

Good single thread, or multi thread CPU
Hi guys, I tried searching for similar topics, but they're all too old I think.

My question is, for pro tools and plugins you run in pro tools, are you better off with a CPU with good single thread speed, or with good multi thread speed? Or another way of putting it is, do more cores help you at all much?

And whatever the answer is, does it apply to PT 12 and newer (currently using 12, might upgrade in the near future)?

Thanks everyone.

KingsX 6th July 2020 03:24 PM


Does anyone have any insight? Basically, I'm trying to figure out which CPU to get for my next build.

If this has been covered in other threads, my apologies. I did find some but they are older. Hoping to find out if the latest versions of PT have changed etc.


heraldo_jones 6th July 2020 04:13 PM

The more cores the better when handling 'standard plugins'. When handling high demanding plugins is better a higher account of cycles. EG: in my tests an Intel i9-9900K (8cores / 16 threads) performs better most of the times than an AMD Ryzen 9 3900x (12 cores / 24 threads).

HSi 13th July 2020 12:32 PM

As above. It doesn't matter if you have 32 cores. If one plug in maxes out one core in a spike it's game over.