AMD Rysen worth it

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Hey Joachip!
Thank you for your response.
I found today on this great forum similar thread(older one 2013-2014) about using multi cores in specific software.
Didn't know about it, until now. Maybe, if someone is looking for more info here is the interesting topic too!
https://forums.jeskola.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1544

Agree, about that 'Sad fact' section to figuring out audio performance .

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temporalsounds wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:15 am
https://forums.jeskola.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1544
Agree, about that 'Sad fact' section to figuring out audio performance .
thanx for the link.

well, the new Ryzen 5900x with 12 cores (!), high IPC and cache and better floating point calculations should be the the king for BUZZ then. :D but 549,- :!:

EDIT: this brought me back to reading about audio processing and hardware. Then, I decided to deactivate(!) the hyper-threading of my 4 core XEON cpu in BIOS, its a security issue, too, by the way. Deactivated multithreading in BUZZ, too. And I think I have less glitches when doing other things in parallel (surfing) while playing real-time buzz songs with high cpu demand. I will observe it.

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HerrFornit wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:37 am
This brought me back to reading about audio processing and hardware. Then, I decided to deactivate(!) the hyper-threading of my 4 core XEON cpu in BIOS, its a security issue, too, by the way. Deactivated multithreading in BUZZ, too. And I think I have less glitches when doing other things in parallel (surfing) while playing real-time buzz songs with high cpu demand. I will observe it.
That's interesting.If you have better results and smoother running your system and Buzz with no HT,then keep this settings.I will keep HT turned on in BIOS,as well in Buzz too.
Maybe this multi-core using depends on actual native Buzz machine,version of operating system (scheduler ), Win7 , Win8.1, in Win10 - frequent updates :roll: and so on.
(EDIT : I'm using ASIO drivers especially for my E-MU soundcard.I can't use ASIO4All drivers.Mainboard audio disabled in BIOS.GPU card audio disabled too).
In Buzz, I use to disable multithreading in gear. xml file.
gear xml settings

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View -> Settings... -> Engine (tab) -> Multithreading -> False

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mridlen wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:05 pm
View -> Settings... -> Engine (tab) -> Multithreading -> False
thanx, :) but HT is for OS and and MT for Buzz only I suppose. In my case I have glitches because of the OS processes (firefox etc) that share the same core. Difficult for real time processing. I like surfing while composing/mastering/mixing, changing the focus of attention to more automatic listening and prevent "over focusing". ;)
Tested it with HT on/off and MT off.

@temporalsounds: thank you for the list. If I decide to reactivate HT I will use it, although I must admit I usually don't use the listed machines ;) wwill see...

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HerrFornit wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:26 pm
@temporalsounds: thank you for the list. If I decide to reactivate HT I will use it, although I must admit I usually don't use the listed machines ;) wwill see...
No problem,like I said,if the system runs better I would do same setting like you.Anyway,you are not alone who tried this.Thank you HF for know-how.Let's make music :dance:

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Ok, I got my system up and running. Wonder what a good metric is for testing machine load? I might try to write a sequel to "FTL" which was kind of a load testing song. Something like 80 instances of Oatmeal. :lol: :?

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