i9 7940X DAW Bench
I have been away for a while, being busy with the build of my new machine.
My previous one was not capable to handle anymore my workflow and need of resources, being limited to 32Gb with an old i7 2700K intel core.
After a long study I decided to go with a one single machine build, and I choose to go with the following components:
- Intel i9 7940X
- AsRock Fatal1ty X299 XE
- G.Skill 128Gb Trident 3200 Mhz
- BeQuiet! Dark Pro 900 Rev 2
- BeQuiet! Silent Loop 360 mm
- BeQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1000W
- 3 Tb of SSD Samsung EVO 850, 860
- Geforce GTX 950
The results are amazing, clearly the i9 7940X is a monster cpu, watch this video where I have been able to play 100 instruments from Spitfire Audio at the same time, each with a changing expression/modulation/vibrato and articulations with a buffer size of 256. Just imagine that each of this instrument can launch up to 400 voices!!
I initially wanted to make a test using the DAW Bench but unfortunately I have not been able to set it up, it keeps asking me where certain libraries are located…
The test I have done is much more practical, because when we talk about voices is not clear what can be really achieved, is much easier when we talk about number of instruments that can be loaded.
Finally consider that in my previous machine (i7 2700K with 32 Gb) I could not play more than 14 instruments at the same time with a buffer size of 2048!!
If you want a single machine DAW then i9 7940X is clearly an option, it will surely be able to manage all the instruments that you can load in 128 Gb or RAM