hardminder wrote:n o i s e f l e ur wrote:
So basically . . . what motherboard is it?
Yes, sorry about that. My motherboard :
Gateway DX4860 (yes i know, crappy motherboard).
Chipset : Intel Ivy Bridge
Southbridge Intel H67
BIOS : American Megatreds P03-A3
Graphic Interface : PCI-E
Someone suggested that cheap chipsets could be the cause for my CPU not taking 32gb ram.
Would I be able to enjoy the advantages of the NVME M2 with only a new Mobo without changing my CPU or would that be plain stupid?
Hmmmm yeah - I think it's probably time to upgrade the system! That is indeed a pretty basic board. It's certainly possible you could use an NVMe SSD on a better board (anything with PCIe v3 x4 slots, either a PCIe NVMe drive, or card-adaptor with M2) but finding something suitable is going to be a chore, to say the least.
So if I have to change my CPU, no AMD until I go in the 3000 series. Noted!
Yep. AMD single-threaded performance prior to this latest gen wasn't pretty compared to Intel, particularly for audio . . . and multi-threaded performance (the whole reason one might go AMD versus Intel, to get more cores for the money) tended to result in poor low-latency audio performance also.
That said, I don't have a dog in the Intel v AMD fight - and I believe the latest gen AMD stuff has addressed all of the above. Single-threaded perf is now about on par (depending on workload sometimes a bit better, sometimes a bit worse), and they've fixed the microarchitectural issues that held them back on multi-threaded perf.
Then there are the security issues with Intel platforms and the issue of whether the board you buy will have the latest and future updates.
This is completely overblown for a single-user desktop use-case, presuming you're referring to the recent speculative-execution issues? I mean, it's a real issue - but more something for the folks running datacenters to be concerned about. It's about on a par with worrying about Rowhammer attacks on RAM really. Let's not forget that Intel, MS and the BIOS / UEFI vendors have released mitigations for these, which funnily enough contribute to AMDs recent single-threaded competitiveness! ;)
AMD systems aren't completely immune from spec-exec vulnerabilities either, nor ARM. I agree a more modern system would be better in this regard, but again, it's a completely overblown issue for the common user.
I have to disagree about buying an older Ryzen system, they're sub-par with contemporaneous Intel kit no matter which way you cut it - and current AMD / Intel outperform it in every way that matters for audio work.
My advice would be to take a look at whatever current budget platform Scan offer (AMD or Intel), and hew closely to that.
Single fast M2 NVMe for everything will suffice - you can always add to this later. The whole point of NVMe is the protocol is designed for very low-latency / high-concurrency, it can service the OS perfectly well even during file loads like loading sample, audio tracks etc.
32GB of RAM in 2x 16GB sticks - again, you can add more as need / budget allows.
https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/custom/daw-d ... ations#anc
If you can get a specialist outfit like Scan to build the new system, do that. I did. Not because I couldn't spec, source and build myself (I'm more than qualified to do so) - but because they could test the build before it ships, have plenty of parts to hand if issues crop up etc. It's a real pain to have to deal with RMAing faulty kit, and without known-good parts to swap out it can be quite the task tracking down any issues that do arise.