I was told by several techs that AMD CPUs do not deal as well with \"floating point\" operations as well as their Intel counterparts. In my experiance gigastudio runs best on my Athlon yet, the rest of my appz (Sonar 2 and Cubase SX) run best on my P4. I am still pretty perplexed by this maybe i still have some bugs to work out of my P4 as I just recently built it and my Athlon has been up and running for around 9 months.
Keep in mind, Steinberg has partnered with AMD. I don\'t think the would do something like this if the performance wasn\'t totally happening. In my experience the performance IS totally happening! We\'ve got almost all AMD systems running GS and Cubase SX. The AMD stuff is great, especially when you consider that is subsantialy cheaper than PIVs.
I\'ve had no problems with GS and I\'m running an AMD XP. I did have it on a PIV machine, but after a few openings, Gigastudio would refuse to load and frequent, and annoying, restarts would be necessary.
I\'ve since installed GS into it\'s computer now and I don\'t have any problems with it at all. Even the apparent \"bug\" with loading GSEdit and Gs at the same time that crashed the PIV system doesn\'t crop up. From a lot of sources I\'ve heard there really is no difference, but why pay more for the name of Intel when an AMD will work just fine (if not better at the same rated speed)?
Hi, from what I can remember the issues were with older VIA chipsets specifically.
I run a VIA chipset now and have no problems at all.
Ben, the only issues I have found with AMD\'s is that the CPU\'s run hotter and need more fans to cool them. Compared to my old PIII my AMD system sounds like a jet taking off!!
I am seriously thinking about buying a pc storage cabinet as the sound really is driving me mad. I haven\'t had to do any quiet-passage mixes lately, but when I do I know that the computer is either going into a closet or a proper cabinet. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]