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Upgrade? Intel Core 2 Duo -> Intel Core 2 Quad

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:16 am
by northofprincess
Hi All,

I've been seduced by Nebula..... I'm wondering if I would notice a considerable difference in Nebula's preformance by upgrading my CPU. My specs are below. I'm running Nuendo 4.2(x86) on a xp64 system. I'm looking at upgading to a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Yorkfield 3.0GHz (or similar). I would add RAM too if I were to upgrade. Any thoughts? Should I look at Nvidia CUDA? Jbridge? Its a $400 upgrade, so I would like to now if it is justifiable. FYI - I'm currently working on a 60 track mix with 20-30 Nebula reverb instances along with other plugs. This is pretty well maxing my current setup. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! ~Zane


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Re: Upgrade? Intel Core 2 Duo -> Intel Core 2 Quad

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:45 am
by Mimi
Well, my friend... if the price of CPU not is greater or equal the core i7 870, well not compensates.
if it is smaller than the i7, yes compensates... Or you can ride a i7 and acquire the nebula server... and use it on network.
a Core2Quad is very powerful, you will surely double your firepower.
a big hug my friend.