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Old 03-04-2019, 05:36 PM
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Default AMD vs. Intel processors?

Hi there! I'm a hobbyist looking at finally replacing my now 10-year-old desktop with something that doesn't have an asthma attack when I load more than five Symphonic Orchestra patches simultaneously. Judging from the setups I've seen in people's signatures, Intel appears to be a more popular processor choice than AMD for music workstations. I'm interested to know if there is a clear advantage to one over the other.

A friend of mine who is more geared toward gaming PCs recommended an AMD build around the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. How would this processor fare compared to the similarly priced Intel i7 8700?

For comparison, the AMD chip has 8 cores, up to 16 threads, 3.7 GHz clock speed with Max Boost up to 4.3 GHz.

The Intel has 6 cores, 12 threads, 3.2 GHz, 4.6 GHz turbo.

So those are all the numbers that are supposed to dazzle people like me who don't actually understand the intricacies of processor architecture. What do you guys say?
 

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