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Jeff Bauer
i7-5960X vs. i7-5820K
on Jul 19, 2014 at 1:54:36 am

I once read on this forum that Vegas works best with fast processors, lots of cores, and RAM, in that order. With the i7-5960X just around the corner which would be the better processor for running Vegas; the 5960X with its 8 cores at 3.0 GHz or the 5930K with 6 cores at 3.5 GHz?

Related to the above, will the introduction of DDR4 RAM reduce the amount of RAM needed?

Thanks,

Jeff


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Steve Rhoden
Re: i7-5960X vs. i7-5820K
on Jul 19, 2014 at 5:05:23 am
Last Edited By Steve Rhoden on Jul 19, 2014 at 5:06:17 am

Jeff, you would cry shame of me and the basic off the self laptops that i use
as a Professional, and edit and output Hi-End Broadcast/Network Quality
Content on a daily basis lol. Stress free....
It really doesn't matter which of the two you choose, You would hardly
see any significant difference between the two when working in Vegas.
Vegas is a bit different than other Media creation software, it doesn't
fully capitalize on all the system resources that you throw at it.

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
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John Rofrano
Re: i7-5960X vs. i7-5820K
on Jul 19, 2014 at 1:23:57 pm

[Jeff Bauer] "With the i7-5960X just around the corner which would be the better processor for running Vegas; the 5960X with its 8 cores at 3.0 GHz or the 5930K with 6 cores at 3.5 GHz?"
It's hard to say without actually testing them both with Vegas Pro. If you do the math, the 8-core has more power. 8 x 3Ghz = 24Ghz and 6 x 3.5Ghz = 21Ghz and if you look at the Geekbench scores for Mac Pro's the 8-core 3.0Ghz scores 25537 while the 6-core 3.5Ghz only scores 20789 so clearly the 8-core is more powerful.

The problem is whether Vegas Pro will take advantage of it. I'm in the same boat because I want to pick up a older 12-core Mac Pro but what's holding me back is I that I just sit here with my 8-core Mac Pro and watch Vegas only using 30% of the CPU and I have to ask myself, why would I buy a 12-core when Vegas Pro isn't using all of the 8-cores that I already have?

So the 8-core will be a faster CPU than the 6-core in raw performance. Will Vegas Pro run faster? Who knows??? If it's not going to use all the cores then it may actually be better to have fewer faster cores than more cores. I would look around and see if you can find any benchmarks.

~jr

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Jeff Bauer
Re: i7-5960X vs. i7-5820K
on Jul 19, 2014 at 4:31:36 pm

Steve,
The reason I chose Vegas is that it was the only NLE that ran smoothly on my off the shelf $800 computer. At that I am only able to run Movie Studio HD Platinum and I am looking forward to stepping up to Pro with a new computer build. I’m just waiting on the new processors, motherboards, and DDR 4 RAM.
Jeff


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Jeff Bauer
Re: i7-5960X vs. i7-5820K
on Jul 19, 2014 at 3:05:04 pm

Steve, John,

Thank you both for your replies. Exceptionally helpful!

Jeff


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Dave Osbun
Re: i7-5960X vs. i7-5820K
on Jul 20, 2014 at 10:20:32 pm

Intel's IvyBridge architecture has better performance than their SandyBridge counterparts. Check to see which architecture those CPUs are using.


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Jeff Bauer
Re: i7-5960X vs. i7-5820K
on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:51:57 am

Dave, these processors will use the new Haswell architecture. What was it about the IvyBridge architecture that made it better?

Jeff


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