Meltdown patch and DAW performance

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Meltdown patch and DAW performance

Post by GPnicolett » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:08 pm ... c-mac.html

Seems like this could massively impact DAW performance. I literally JUST bought a new i9 7900x for a custom PC build. I have not opened the box. Should I return it and wait for the next generation?
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Re: Meltdown patch and DAW performance

Post by heisenberg9 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:07 pm

Updated this morning on a Windows 7 Pro machine. I cannot notice any hit to performance in Nuendo 8.1 with a project laden with high I/O activity. It may be there but it must be a subtle change in performance. I am hearing lots of similar claims about Reaper, as these users are typically the ones that like to live on the bleeding edge and began updating last night.
Nuendo 10.1.0
Hardware related to issue tracking:
ASUS P9x79, i7-3930K CPU OC to 4.05 khz, 64 GB, combination of SSDs & HDs, Blackmagic Decklink Card with HD-SDI Monitor used in Nuendo, Firewire Card, MOTU Traveler mkIII, GTX 580 2 GB of VRAM with 2 Monitors, NVIDIA Driver 390.41 WHQL running on Windows 7 Pro 64 bit with eLicenser & iLok dongles.

For Issue tracking, the MIDI controllers used:
Mackie MCU+C4, X-Touch Compact, X-Station, nanoKEY2 for key switching & Steinberg TP, CH & AI

For issue tracking, brands or software instruments & effects commonly used:
VEPro 7, Vienna Instruments 2, MIR Pro & Suite; script heavy Kontakt Libraries such as Spitfire, Heavyocity, NI, Soniccouture, Sound Dust, also UVI Falcon & rewired Ableton Live 10, Max 7, Melodyne and Reason 8. EFX often used are by Lexicon PCM Reverbs & Effects, FabFilter, IRCAM Spat, SoundToys, Brainworks, (iZotope RX punted to the sideline), Eventide, Waves plugins, etc.

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