You are here

New PC Specs—What Benchmarks?

For anything relating to music-making on Windows computers, with lots of FAQs. Moderated by Martin Walker.

New PC Specs—What Benchmarks?

Postby pjchappy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:35 pm

Hoping to upgrade my PC within 6 months. What are some types of benchmarks that would indicate great DAW and VST performance? (Such as from the numerous types found here: https://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU-2019/2224)

Thanks,


P
pjchappy
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:00 am

Re: New PC Specs—What Benchmarks?

Postby miN2 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:33 am

pjchappy wrote:Hoping to upgrade my PC within 6 months. What are some types of benchmarks that would indicate great DAW and VST performance?)

Selection of CPU's for DSP capability:
http://www.scanproaudio.info/wp-content ... P-Test.jpg

Selection for polyphony:
http://www.scanproaudio.info/wp-content ... -Chart.jpg

6 months is a somewhat long time out. I'd wait until purchase was closer and look again.
miN2
New here
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:24 am

Re: New PC Specs—What Benchmarks?

Postby Pete Kaine » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:32 am

Yeah, we're expecting pretty much everything on the desktop to refresh by the end of summer, you'll be better served to ask this again nearer the time.
User avatar
Pete Kaine
Frequent Poster (Level2)
Posts: 2974
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Manchester
Kit to fuel your G.A.S - https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/pro-audio

Re: New PC Specs—What Benchmarks?

Postby pjchappy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:33 am

Thanks for the input. Scanproaudio looks like a great resource.
pjchappy
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:00 am

Re: New PC Specs—What Benchmarks?

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:31 am

I bought a rackmount 3XS RZ390 from Scan at the start of this year to run as a DAW, couldn't be happier with it and it's effortlessly handled everything I've thrown at it (Reaper and Harrison Mixbus as DAWs, main plugins being Aether and Breeze reverbs, most of the Arturia V collection synths, Omnisphere, Replika delay, Sylenth, Diva, Waves C4 and C6 and a few other things besides).

I spec'd mine from https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator ... unt-system (I doubled the RAM to 32Gb and opted for 2 x 1Tb of SSD storage).

I've bought from Scan prior to that also, and would have no hesitation in recommending them as your vendor of choice.
User avatar
Eddy Deegan
Frequent Poster
Posts: 1573
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:00 am
Location: Brighton & Hove, UK
Some of my musical works.
I had a weird time in Surrey once, but that was a drummer's fault.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users