Snapdragon X Elite and Reason?

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Marc Swing
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Post 26 Jun 2024

Am planning to invest in a new laptop and have been looking at this new Snapdragon X Elite chipset.

What do you guys think? Will Reason perform well on these new ARM based chipsets? Are these new ARM based chipsets the future?

They claim that they are similar in performance to M1 M2 etc

It also has this emulation similar to rosetta for mac for programs that don't natively support ARM but the question is how well does this really perform in practice?

I have looked at a few different laptops that have this new chipset, but so far, unfortunately, no alternative has appeared that meets the specifications and requirements that i am looking for.

Either it has the right amount of RAM (32 GB or higher) but with the worse chipset (X1E-78-100 or X1E-80-100) or vice versa it has the right chipset (X1E-84-100) but only 16 GB RAM .

The requirements im looking for will be:
  • Preferably 17 inch screen but 15 - 16 inch can also work
  • Snapdragon X Elite (the X1E-84-100 version)
  • At least 32 GB of RAM or more
  • At least 1 tb NVMe hard drive (preferably 2 TB or 2 slots where you can have 1 TB each)

PhillipOrdonez
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Post 26 Jun 2024

Yeah arm is the future. I'm also interested, though less so than the mac ones (windows 11 is such bullshit). Keeping an eye on them though, as money isn't growing on trees over here.

Haven't seen the first music production review of these Qualcomm chips yet, hope they start flowing soon. Will post as soon as I see any, it won't be reason though, i doubt they will be the first to appear. In fact, after years of the introduction of the m chips, i don't think I've seen any mention of reason in any review video about them, so 🤷‍♂️😂

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Marc Swing
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Post 26 Jun 2024

PhillipOrdonez wrote: ↑
26 Jun 2024
Yeah arm is the future. I'm also interested, though less so than the mac ones (windows 11 is such bullshit). Keeping an eye on them though, as money isn't growing on trees over here.

Haven't seen the first music production review of these Qualcomm chips yet, hope they start flowing soon. Will post as soon as I see any, it won't be reason though, i doubt they will be the first to appear. In fact, after years of the introduction of the m chips, i don't think I've seen any mention of reason in any review video about them, so 🤷‍♂️😂
Exactly! you don't want to invest in a new laptop and then get it home and realize that you can't even use Reason on it or that it would perform worse than the laptop you already own. :shock: :wtf:

PhillipOrdonez
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Post 26 Jun 2024

Marc Swing wrote: ↑
26 Jun 2024
PhillipOrdonez wrote: ↑
26 Jun 2024
Yeah arm is the future. I'm also interested, though less so than the mac ones (windows 11 is such bullshit). Keeping an eye on them though, as money isn't growing on trees over here.

Haven't seen the first music production review of these Qualcomm chips yet, hope they start flowing soon. Will post as soon as I see any, it won't be reason though, i doubt they will be the first to appear. In fact, after years of the introduction of the m chips, i don't think I've seen any mention of reason in any review video about them, so 🤷‍♂️😂
Exactly! you don't want to invest in a new laptop and then get it home and realize that you can't even use Reason on it or that it would perform worse than the laptop you already own. :shock: :wtf:
Fingers crossed we'll get to see reason in action under the translation layer. My guess is it'll work about as well as it does currently on the Intel architecture if not better, but not as well as if it was native🤷‍♂️ really doubt it won't work at all or worse than currently!

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Pepin
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Post 26 Jun 2024

In contrast to Apple's approach, I would not expect Microsoft to drop Intel compatibility or deprecate the translation layer any time soon. This means companies will have less incentive to build natively for ARM.

Basically, I would not buy it anticipating a native Reason build any time soon.

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