I see the day of upgrading my 32bit machine coming fast with prices going down on ram and i7 CPU.... However, I`m having a hard time figuring out up to what amount fo ram it is worth investing and I was wondering if any of you can share their experiences and findings.
More precisely, 8GB is now pretty standard and cheap, however prices go up quickly when considering 16 or even 24(tri-channel)GB and the main interogation I have is that even with the latest i7 processor, can a single machine really support the polyphony generated by such amount of samples loaded up in ram? Is any of you really replace all their slaves by a single machine simply by having a huge amount of memory? And finally is tri-channel ram making a difference in sampler performance over dual channel?
Thanks in advance.