Surfing these bullettin boards, I noticed that some people suggest to stick to SDRAM when building a Gigasampler/Gigastudio dedicated machine.
Why? Aren\'t DDR memories good?
If I\'d be about to build a new dedicated machine, would it be unconvenient to purchase a motherboard with DDR 2100 memories support?
Thanks in advance,
Composer22, as far as I can see, nobody asked about RDRAM....
And I guess Composer22 was joking. There is no advantage using slower RAM. DDR gives you x% improvement in RAM performance. I dont think DDR will give you much improvement. Harddrive, harddrive controller and PCI performance is more important, but still it doesnt hurt to go with DDR.
If you are building a dedicated GS box, DDR RAM is overkill. In fact, anything over a Pentium III 800MHz with SDRAM is overkill. What is far more important is your hard drive speed. An 800MHz PIII with SDRAM and a 15K RPM, 4ms SCSI drive will stomp all over an Athlon 2200XP or Pentium IV 2.4G using DDR or RDRAM with an IDE 7200, 8.5ms drive. The faster CPU and RAM speeds will get you more NFX effects, but not more voices.
That being said, a modern IDE 7200 RPM drive can easily reach Gigastudio\'\'s 160 voice maximum, so SCSI these days is overkill as well.