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Old 21st June 2005
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The K8 series of Chips (Athlon 64 - Opteron) from AMD are the BOMB for PC based audio. They are VERY powerful and the fact that the memory controller is on the CPU means that LAtency is GREATLY reduced.

If you're using a Host that supports SMP (Sonar or cubase/nuendo) Then one of the new dual core athlon 64X2 chips will be unstoppable. Even the slowest X2 chip is gonna be UN-BE-FARKING-LIEVBLE for audio. (Especially when they switch over to 64 bit in the next versions which both steiny and cakewalk are doing).

The Intel stuff is great too, but you should get better latency from the AMD chips everytime.