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Nursemorph

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I have read quite a few articles now that state there is very little difference between the 3700x and 3800x. Apparently, as the difference is so insignificant, they recommend 3700x over the 3800x. Of course, I have no idea as to the validity of these claims.

There is a difference between them...my understanding is that the overall performance gains on the 3800x over the 3700x is maybe 3% or something. Depending on price the 3700x would be the better economically however the 3800x is only £21 more at the moment so it makes sense to go with it.

On the latency side, I don't really understand how it affects Audio but I don't see 1 nanosecond making a huge difference unless, as I quoted in my previous post, you are on the absolute cutting edge of things.

It's up to you really...given everything I read today, I would say the 3800x would be fine but, if you want to be safe, then just drop it to the 3700x
 

pinerush

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There is a difference between them...my understanding is that the overall performance gains on the 3800x over the 3700x is maybe 3% or something. Depending on price the 3700x would be the better economically however the 3800x is only £21 more at the moment so it makes sense to go with it.

On the latency side, I don't really understand how it affects Audio but I don't see 1 nanosecond making a huge difference unless, as I quoted in my previous post, you are on the absolute cutting edge of things.

It's up to you really...given everything I read today, I would say the 3800x would be fine but, if you want to be safe, then just drop it to the 3700x

This article mentions the minor latency issue with the 3900x: http://www.scanproaudio.info/2019/0...00x-dawbench-tested-3-is-it-the-magic-number/

You mind find this article interesting. It briefly mentions both the 3700X and 3800X: https://www.soundonsound.com/sound-advice/core-wars-amd-intel-cpus-tested

Apart from that, I couldn't find any articles that raised concerns about the 3800x regarding latency.

On my current laptop, I could only get up to recording 16 tracks before it froze. I'm hoping the new PC will be able to go way beyond that?

If you do come across any issues, please do let me know.

One final thought. It seems the 3800x runs about 3 to 4 degrees hotter than the 3700x. Would that increase the noise?
 
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Nursemorph

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I'm afraid asking me about recording tracks is like asking a Polar Bear about Quantum Mechanics....just not happening :ROFLMAO:

But, yes, I would imagine your new system would go well beyond that...frankly, I don't imagine it would freeze at all.

As to the temperature, it will make the CPU cooler work harder...but the cooler is ultra-quiet so you shouldn't hear any noise (not sure if you have ever heard a Maglev train? Well, basically, they are as quiet going slow as they are going fast. Same principle with Maglev fans)
 

pinerush

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I'm afraid asking me about recording tracks is like asking a Polar Bear about Quantum Mechanics....just not happening :ROFLMAO:

But, yes, I would imagine your new system would go well beyond that...frankly, I don't imagine it would freeze at all.

As to the temperature, it will make the CPU cooler work harder...but the cooler is ultra-quiet so you shouldn't hear any noise (not sure if you have ever heard a Maglev train? Well, basically, they are as quiet going slow as they are going fast. Same principle with Maglev fans)

Brilliant, thank you Nursemorph 😀😀
 

marklcfc

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The next version of thunderbolt is going to pair with USB, so USB 4 will actually be a thunderbolt port universally across any device.
Thunderbolt is something I was also looking for. When this is released what would the plan be to use USB 4, will the PC I have on order mean nothing when USB 4 is out as it won't be compatible?
 

SpyderTracks

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Thunderbolt is something I was also looking for. When this is released what would the plan be to use USB 4, will the PC I have on order mean nothing when USB 4 is out as it won't be compatible?
USB 4 will be a new connector and will require compatible cpu and motherboard.

You may be able to get pcie cards with usb 4 ports on it, usually they do cards with say 4 ports.
 
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