I am going to be quite frank here...but since I too use primarly a PC custom made desktop for my music recording since I use Sonar for many years around..I too ran across the AMD finally hit it's threshold and my music started dropping here and there and finally took a serious look at intel and it's performace....I say go for an intel but definitley NOT the latest cpu or motherboards since they JUST came out and let them work out the bugs and stability issues.
I have read too many issues, problems people are having with the quad core configurations, maybe not all, but enough for me to go core 2 duo only at this point and I have never been happier....been very stable for me and no issues what so ever.....
but definitely go with a custom made desktop if you decide to upgrade....OEM's just limit and I think hinder the performace on their desktops....
Has anyone here had experiece with both Intel and AMD cpus in a DAW?
I have an AMD chip and am frustrated with how quickly it gets maxed out. AMD just doesn't seem to be suited to sound.
I'm thinking of upgrading and going back to an Intel chip, probably a quad core. And no, I'm not thinking of going mac.
Any happy intel users here? Any suggestions?
Also, does anyone know about the benefits of dual versus quad core for DAWs?