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i7 980x or 950?

Post by CinStudios » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:29 am

Is it worth the money to get the 980x or will a 950 still rock the DAW world?

I currently have an AMD X2 running @ 2.06 and it stinks in the 64 bit / Windows 7 / Cubase 6 department. I can barely get 25 MBC running in DAWbench before it fizzes.

The new software i have rocks and I need something strong to run it. I'm just not sure whether the extra $750 is worth it...

If any users have used both and know of a DRASTIC difference I'll gladly pay the extra $$$

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Re: i7 980x or 950?

Post by Bernard Focquet » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:10 am

Consider the new i7 2600K instead, for a DAW it seems to be as powerful as the i7 980x for a fraction of the price.
http://www.adkproaudio.com/benchmarks.cfm

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Re: i7 980x or 950?

Post by CinStudios » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:40 pm

I've read about some issues with the sandybridge and DAW so I'm gonna steer clear for a while.

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Re: i7 980x or 950?

Post by JCschild » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:26 pm

if you can wait until late March/April it will be worth waiting for the replacement Sandy Bridge
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