Reason 9.5 & above CPU Stress Tests (2017, two different songfiles included)!

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Post 05 Feb 2018

syncanonymous wrote:
04 Feb 2018
and i7 7800x is Skylake x299...I would have gone i9 in that case...and future upgrade path would have been...?!?
Thanks for the response. So if you want to own the fastest consumer CPU in the world ... they give us the new X299 (Basin Falls) chipset/motherboard.

You now get more or less 46 GB/sec RAM transfer data value!?! With this example LINK ability to transfer data value of 120 GB/s (half on the dual controller) for more or less the same price.
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Post 26 Feb 2018

Does anyone have experience with AMD Ryzen?
For example, AMD Ryzen 7 1800X - how to compare it to Intel i7 8700k in Reason? What is better to choose?
Windows 10 & Reason 10 :)

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Post 26 Feb 2018

michal22 wrote:
26 Feb 2018
Does anyone have experience with AMD Ryzen?
For example, AMD Ryzen 7 1800X - how to compare it to Intel i7 8700k in Reason? What is better to choose?
Not just Reason, this applies to all DAW and Ryzen:

http://www.scanproaudio.info/2017/03/02 ... for-audio/

TL;DR: producing at lower buffer rates (latency) might be an issue for many Ryzen motherboard/audio card combos. Intel i7 or i9 is a safer bet for pro audio production workstations, IMHO.
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Post 26 Feb 2018

EnochLight wrote:
26 Feb 2018

Not just Reason, this applies to all DAW and Ryzen:

http://www.scanproaudio.info/2017/03/02 ... for-audio/

TL;DR: producing at lower buffer rates (latency) might be an issue for many Ryzen motherboard/audio card combos. Intel i7 or i9 is a safer bet for pro audio production workstations, IMHO.
So it's better to aim at intel. Thank you EnochLight.
Windows 10 & Reason 10 :)

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Post 28 Feb 2018

Hardware:
CPU: i7 8700K @ 5.2 Ghz (OC)
MOBO Asus ROG Maximus X hero
RAM 16 GB (2x8gb) 3200 Mhz, CL14 XMP
SSD Samsung 960 evo 500 GB
Windows 10 home
Audio Interface :RME Babyface Pro -2048 max (but everyone seems to be testing @ 1024)

RESULTS
Complex RE = 55.5 seconds @1024 buffer- Crackles only start like 3 sec before
Complex RE = 57.7 seconds @2048 buffer- no crackles at all
Simple FX Chain (HT on) = 1 min 38 seconds @ 2048 buffer- no crackles
Simple FX Chain (HT on)= Completes @ 64 buffer (lower buffer plays longer!?! but crackles really really bad)
Simple FX Chain (HT off) = 2 min 30 seconds @ 2048 buffer- slight crackles start around 2.0 min
Simple FX Chain (HT off)= 3 min 16 seconds @ 64 buffer

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Post 03 Mar 2018

Re8et wrote:
01 Jun 2017
My 12 core Xeon stops @50 sec with V2 1024 sample motu mk2 fw
I have made the complex test again with Reason 10, the performance seems to have gone down a bit from previous R9.5 test (or was it 9.2? I can't remember).
256 samples 44.1 khz ~44sec
1024 samples 44.1 Khz ~48sec
256 samples 48.0 Khz ~40sec

Win 10 is updated to last fall creator update.
Latency mon run smooth as cake.
I restarted the system but no changes. No idea where the degrading comes from :oops:
Switchin Hyperthrade on/off makes little difference
Enabling delay compensations makes also little difference

Hardware: Xeon Broadwell 2650 V3 @2.20 ghz liquid cooled
32gb RAM DDR4 @ 2400Mhz Quad config
Samsung SSD/ X99 MSI
Motu mk2 FW 44.1 @ 256 samples
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Post 03 Mar 2018

Re8et wrote:
03 Mar 2018
I have made the complex test again with Reason 10, the performance seems to have gone down a bit from previous R9.5 test (or was it 9.2? I can't remember). ..Win 10 is updated to last fall creator update.
Windows was also updated with patches for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploitation since Reason 9.2/9.5, which has been shown to negatively affect performance (though your CPU is not that old, so not sure if that's part of it).
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Post 19 Apr 2018

CPU model (Intel i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.90 Ghz)
RAM: 16.0 GB
Audiocard Brand and Model: RME Babyface Pro
Audiocard driver settings 44100 Hz
CPU Usage Limit set to 95% in Reason's settings
When playback stops / Computer too slow warning appears COMPLEX RE ----> (0:00:00:372)
When playback stops / Computer too slow warning appears Simple FX Chain ----> (0.00.51.711)

NOW What to upgrade with, i7 7800x or s i7 8700k

NEW DAW System List 1

-Intel Core i7 7800X X-series (Base:3.50GHz, Turbo:4.00GHz / 8.25MB / LGA2066 / 6 Core, Without Fan/Heatsink, Fully Unlocked)
-ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE MB, X299, 8x DDR4, 4x PCIE3.0 x16, 7x SATA3, 2x M.2, 1x U.2, 10x USB3.1, ATX, Wi-Fi GO!, 2x GbE LAN, RGB Illumination
-Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB), PC4-24000 (3000MHz) DDR4, 15-15-15-36, 1.2v, Dual Channel Kit, Black
-Samsung 500GB SSD, 850 EVO Series, SATA III, 7mm, Read up to 540MB/s, Write up to 520MB/s
-Western Digital WD 4TB Black 3.5" Hard Drive, SATA III, 7200RPM, 256MB
-Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout ATX Case, Tempered Glass Window, No PSU, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 6x 2.5"/3.5" Universal HDD Trays, 3x140mm
-Corsair HX850 850W High Performance Power Supply, 80 PLUS Platinum, 135mm Fan, Fully Modular Low Profile Cables
-Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32/64 Bit, USB Flash Drive, Retail Pack
/
Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler, compatible with Intel Socket LGA: 2066, 2011, 1156, 1155, 1151, 1150 & AMD Socket: AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1.
or Be Quiet Dark Rock TF CPU cooler
/Graphics Card*

NEW DAW System List 2

-Intel Core i7 8700K (Base:3.70GHz, Turbo:4.70GHz / 12MB / LGA1151 / 6 Core / 95W / Fully Unlocked / Without Heatsink/Fan / Coffee Lake)
-ASUS Prime Z370-A MB, Z370, 4x DDR4, 3x PCIE3.0 x16, 6x SATA3, 2x M.2, 8x USB3.1, DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, ATX, SupremeFX S1220A
-Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB), PC4-24000 (3000MHz) DDR4, 15-15-15-36, 1.2v, Dual Channel Kit, Black
Samsung 500GB SSD, 850 EVO Series, SATA III, 7mm, Read up to 540MB/s, Write up to 520MB/s
-Western Digital WD 4TB Black 3.5" Hard Drive, SATA III, 7200RPM, 256MB
-Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout ATX Case, Tempered Glass Window, No PSU, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 6x 2.5"/3.5" Universal HDD Trays, 3x140mm
-Corsair HX850 850W High Performance Power Supply, 80 PLUS Platinum, 135mm Fan, Fully Modular Low Profile Cables
-Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32/64 Bit, USB Flash Drive, Retail Pack
/
Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler, compatible with Intel Socket LGA: 2066, 2011, 1156, 1155, 1151, 1150 & AMD Socket: AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1.
or Be Quiet Dark Rock TF CPU cooler
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Post 19 Apr 2018

Neo wrote:
19 Apr 2018
NOW What to upgrade with, i7 7800x or s i7 8700k
It seems pretty clear to me:


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Post 19 Apr 2018

EnochLight wrote:
19 Apr 2018
Neo wrote:
19 Apr 2018
NOW What to upgrade with, i7 7800x or s i7 8700k

i7 8700K

Cheers EnochLight
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Post 26 Apr 2018

Hello, this is my first post here. I'm a long time Reason user and am currently running into serious problems with my new PC build.

I just recently finished building my first custom PC and just finished writing, recording my first Electronica Album also.

I assembled an AMD 1950x Threadripper Workstation.

1950x Threadripper
64GB RAM
X399 Taichi Motherboard
Asus Strix RGB 1080 GPU
500 GB SSD
1TB HD
Enermax Liqtech 240 AIO Cooler
Corsair Vengeance Case

I bought this because my old Intel I7-4770 couldn't process a song that I was working on. It couldn't handle the Mastering plugins that I wanted to use. So - I figured I'd go all out on a new build - or close to it.

I did a fair amount of research - what I thought at the time was significant, but what is now in retrospect, just fair.

I was advised by the "bros" at Micro Center that their best AIO and best cooler was the Enermax 240 - so thats what I picked up and have been using. This keeps my CPU cool on idle at around 30 degrees C. Under stress tests, it gets up to about 68 - 70.

HOWEVER - I built the PC to run Reason 10 and Ableton Live 10 as my DAWS.

Ableton is NOT an issue - as it runs nice and easily.

Propellerhead Reason, though, does NOT.

First of all, the song I built the PC to PLAY wont play at "stock settings." SO - I HAVE to overclock to get it to run. Which it DOES. So thats GOOD.

The problem I run into is overclocking in Reason with the 1950x TR - even at 3.6 GHZ slowly begins overheating my system. The temps jump 20 degrees simply by opening Reason. Loading the song, then pressing "play" makes them slowly rise from 50 to 60 to 70 to 80 to 85, then soon after - CRASH.

Even if I press "stop" - the temps don't come down while in Reason. I have to actually CLOSE the program.

From what I can tell - this is the ONLY program that challenges my CPU and system like this.

I played Far Cry 5 and FF XV and have done Cinebench and AIDA 64 and UserBenchmark - and those were all stable and my system performed with outstanding results. Even NOW - I'm running at 34 degrees C at 3.8 GHZ.

So - I reached out to Propellerhead Tech Support - and all they would tell me is that "Reason has not yet been tested with Threadripper CPUs and we do NOT tell our users what to expect with upcoming updates" - which is just really stupid if you ask me.

So - boys - girls - nonbinaries - what are your thoughts here? Am I doing something wrong? Should I swap out my AIO? Should I go Custom Loop? Or should I wait for Propellerhead to TEST and OPTIMIZE before I do that?

Also - I wanted to make this thread/ topic/ issue AVAILABLE to people because as far as I can see - there is VERY LITTLE INFORMATION about this issue on the Internet for PC and Reason users - and I want them to be aware of this issue BEFORE they sink money into a PC Workstation build like I did. Not that I necessarily regret it - but they should be aware.

I open my song in Reason while overclocked to 3.8 GHZ and I just sit back and watch as my temps SLOWLY rise until my entire PC freezes and crashes.

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Post 26 Apr 2018

Raizor wrote:
26 Apr 2018
Hello, this is my first post here. I'm a long time Reason user and am currently running into serious problems with my new PC build.

I just recently finished building my first custom PC and just finished writing, recording my first Electronica Album also.

I assembled an AMD 1950x Threadripper Workstation.

1950x Threadripper
64GB RAM
X399 Taichi Motherboard
Asus Strix RGB 1080 GPU
500 GB SSD
1TB HD
Enermax Liqtech 240 AIO Cooler
Corsair Vengeance Case

I bought this because my old Intel I7-4770 couldn't process a song that I was working on. It couldn't handle the Mastering plugins that I wanted to use. So - I figured I'd go all out on a new build - or close to it.

I did a fair amount of research - what I thought at the time was significant, but what is now in retrospect, just fair.

I was advised by the "bros" at Micro Center that their best AIO and best cooler was the Enermax 240 - so thats what I picked up and have been using. This keeps my CPU cool on idle at around 30 degrees C. Under stress tests, it gets up to about 68 - 70.

HOWEVER - I built the PC to run Reason 10 and Ableton Live 10 as my DAWS.

Ableton is NOT an issue - as it runs nice and easily.

Propellerhead Reason, though, does NOT.

First of all, the song I built the PC to PLAY wont play at "stock settings." SO - I HAVE to overclock to get it to run. Which it DOES. So thats GOOD.

The problem I run into is overclocking in Reason with the 1950x TR - even at 3.6 GHZ slowly begins overheating my system. The temps jump 20 degrees simply by opening Reason. Loading the song, then pressing "play" makes them slowly rise from 50 to 60 to 70 to 80 to 85, then soon after - CRASH.

Even if I press "stop" - the temps don't come down while in Reason. I have to actually CLOSE the program.

From what I can tell - this is the ONLY program that challenges my CPU and system like this.

I played Far Cry 5 and FF XV and have done Cinebench and AIDA 64 and UserBenchmark - and those were all stable and my system performed with outstanding results. Even NOW - I'm running at 34 degrees C at 3.8 GHZ.

So - I reached out to Propellerhead Tech Support - and all they would tell me is that "Reason has not yet been tested with Threadripper CPUs and we do NOT tell our users what to expect with upcoming updates" - which is just really stupid if you ask me.

So - boys - girls - nonbinaries - what are your thoughts here? Am I doing something wrong? Should I swap out my AIO? Should I go Custom Loop? Or should I wait for Propellerhead to TEST and OPTIMIZE before I do that?

Also - I wanted to make this thread/ topic/ issue AVAILABLE to people because as far as I can see - there is VERY LITTLE INFORMATION about this issue on the Internet for PC and Reason users - and I want them to be aware of this issue BEFORE they sink money into a PC Workstation build like I did. Not that I necessarily regret it - but they should be aware.

I open my song in Reason while overclocked to 3.8 GHZ and I just sit back and watch as my temps SLOWLY rise until my entire PC freezes and crashes.
Start with basics. Did you apply Thermal paste between the cooler and the CPU?
Reason needs to DAW.viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7504985

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Post 27 Apr 2018

Raizor wrote:
26 Apr 2018
Hello, this is my first post here. I'm a long time Reason user and am currently running into serious problems with my new PC build.

I just recently finished building my first custom PC and just finished writing, recording my first Electronica Album also.

I assembled an AMD 1950x Threadripper Workstation.

1950x Threadripper
64GB RAM
X399 Taichi Motherboard
Asus Strix RGB 1080 GPU
500 GB SSD
1TB HD
Enermax Liqtech 240 AIO Cooler
Corsair Vengeance Case

I bought this because my old Intel I7-4770 couldn't process a song that I was working on. It couldn't handle the Mastering plugins that I wanted to use. So - I figured I'd go all out on a new build - or close to it.

I did a fair amount of research - what I thought at the time was significant, but what is now in retrospect, just fair.

I was advised by the "bros" at Micro Center that their best AIO and best cooler was the Enermax 240 - so thats what I picked up and have been using. This keeps my CPU cool on idle at around 30 degrees C. Under stress tests, it gets up to about 68 - 70.

HOWEVER - I built the PC to run Reason 10 and Ableton Live 10 as my DAWS.

Ableton is NOT an issue - as it runs nice and easily.

Propellerhead Reason, though, does NOT.

First of all, the song I built the PC to PLAY wont play at "stock settings." SO - I HAVE to overclock to get it to run. Which it DOES. So thats GOOD.

The problem I run into is overclocking in Reason with the 1950x TR - even at 3.6 GHZ slowly begins overheating my system. The temps jump 20 degrees simply by opening Reason. Loading the song, then pressing "play" makes them slowly rise from 50 to 60 to 70 to 80 to 85, then soon after - CRASH.

Even if I press "stop" - the temps don't come down while in Reason. I have to actually CLOSE the program.

From what I can tell - this is the ONLY program that challenges my CPU and system like this.

I played Far Cry 5 and FF XV and have done Cinebench and AIDA 64 and UserBenchmark - and those were all stable and my system performed with outstanding results. Even NOW - I'm running at 34 degrees C at 3.8 GHZ.

So - I reached out to Propellerhead Tech Support - and all they would tell me is that "Reason has not yet been tested with Threadripper CPUs and we do NOT tell our users what to expect with upcoming updates" - which is just really stupid if you ask me.

So - boys - girls - nonbinaries - what are your thoughts here? Am I doing something wrong? Should I swap out my AIO? Should I go Custom Loop? Or should I wait for Propellerhead to TEST and OPTIMIZE before I do that?

Also - I wanted to make this thread/ topic/ issue AVAILABLE to people because as far as I can see - there is VERY LITTLE INFORMATION about this issue on the Internet for PC and Reason users - and I want them to be aware of this issue BEFORE they sink money into a PC Workstation build like I did. Not that I necessarily regret it - but they should be aware.

I open my song in Reason while overclocked to 3.8 GHZ and I just sit back and watch as my temps SLOWLY rise until my entire PC freezes and crashes.
I don't know if this affects the Threadripper series, but AMD's Ryzen under-performs most Intel chips at lower buffer rates (think 64 - 128 samples). What do you have your audio buffer rate set at with Reason?

http://www.scanproaudio.info/2017/03/02 ... for-audio/

Also, overclocking Threadripper without a quality high performance water cooling solution is hit or miss at best, from what I've read. Are you air cooling it???!
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Post 13 Jul 2018

Anyone else have some stress test results to share for newer CPU:s?

I'm harvesting the forum trying to pick the perfect parts for my new Reasonmachine project :puf_smile:

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Post 14 Jul 2018

jappe wrote:
13 Jul 2018
Anyone else have some stress test results to share for newer CPU:s?

I'm harvesting the forum trying to pick the perfect parts for my new Reasonmachine project :puf_smile:
I have a relatively new desktop for all my work:

CPU i9 (7940) overclocked to 4,4Ghz
Samsung NVME ssd
16GB memory (yes, not utilizing all channels yet. Too fkin expensive atm :))
Focusrite scarlett 2nd gen
Nvidia 1950ti
512/44.1

Simple HT OFF 2.38m
Simple HT ON 1.28m

Complex HT OFF easily through
Complex HT ON easily through

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Post 14 Jul 2018

Thanks elMisse.

Here are the results for Reason 9.5 & Reason 10 Hton/HToff for my old desktop machine soon to be replaced:

CPU:Intel i5-4430 3GHz, 4 cores
RAM: 2 x 8GB DDR3 1600
Audio: Roland Quad-Capture, 44100Hz, buffer 2048
Wifi turned off
Windows 8.1

Reason 9.5.2d21
Simple HT off : 1min 5s, HT on: 1min 3s
Complex HT off: 0s, Computer too slow before hitting Play.

Reason 10.1d160
Simple HT off: 1min 7s, HT on: 1min 7s
Complex HT off: 0s, Computer too slow before hitting Play.

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Post 14 Jul 2018

And here are the results for my Asus G75V laptop:

CPU:Intel i7-3630QM 2.40 GHz, 4 cores
RAM: 2 x 4 GB DDR3 1600MHz
Audio: Propellerhead Balance, buffer 2048
Windows 10

Reason 9.5.2d21
Simple HT off: 1min 3s, HT on:0 min 40 s
Complex: Computer too slow before clicking Play

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Post 15 Jul 2018

...and finally here are the results from my Macbook Pro:

Macbook pro Retina, 15 inch, mid 2014
CPU:Intel i7-4870HQ 2.50 GHz, 4 cores
RAM: 16GB 1600MHz DDR3
Audio: Internal Audio, buffer 2048, cpu limit 95%, 44100KHz
MacOS Sierra ver 10.12.6
Graphics resolution: "Default for Display"
"Automatic Graphics Switching" unticked
Wifi Off, no extra stuff running in background.



Reason 9.5.2d21
Simple HT off*: 1min 44, Ht On: 1min 7s (crackling starts at 1 minute)
Complex: HT Off: 4 s, sounds like shit. HT on: 9 seconds, sounds good the first few seconds

*Second run I got 1min 38s, but crackling started around 1min 15s...possibly due to thermal throttling, fans started to work harder than first run.

I let it cool down a few minutes before running with HT

It's interesting that the MBP performs better than my desktop machine.
The impression I have is that something at some point in time crippled the performance on my MCP when running Reason. OS version, Reason version or something else I don't know.
Many things that can have an impact: I found out that having Blizzards battle.net on the machine isn't a good idea; the updater service frequently went crazy and started consuming huge amounts of CPU in the background until I fixed that.

Thermal throttling could also be a problem: I think it's time to clean the fans/cooling system on all machines, probably will find lots of dust and the fur from half a cat inside.

It would be absolutely great if the Props could supply tools for situational awareness regarding performance. Both in-application performance advisor and ditto for the OS.

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Post 17 Jul 2018

EnochLight wrote:
03 Mar 2018
Re8et wrote:
03 Mar 2018
I have made the complex test again with Reason 10, the performance seems to have gone down a bit from previous R9.5 test (or was it 9.2? I can't remember). ..Win 10 is updated to last fall creator update.
Windows was also updated with patches for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploitation since Reason 9.2/9.5, which has been shown to negatively affect performance (though your CPU is not that old, so not sure if that's part of it).
Got a new update, the April update, and remade the test including the chain-fx which I didn't before. Results are back as with previous', on the 24th copy it basically stops playing.
Also set the RAM to 2400Mhz (max) in Bios and some other minor system tuning.
I don't know how to explain the simple fx chain performing worst of the complex multi-cpu vs single fast applies, given the i9 results, my cpu also
does not overclock much, from 2.20 to 2.29, that's it. 2.9ghz I never got up there, pc won't start.
Also new Reason 10.2 seems to perform overall a little better.

Xeon 2650V4
DDR4 2400
UltraliteMkII fw ASIO


Chain-fx test results:
64 samples: 33 secs
256 samples: 44 secs .pops and dropouts begin at 40.
1024 samples: 48 secs. p&d begin at 40 as well


complex
64: 40 secs p&d begin at 12, by 20 is pure noise.
256: 51 secs . pops around 44
1024: 58 secs. pops around 44 also and longer dropouts

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Post 18 Jul 2018

Psuper wrote:
22 Jan 2018
That i9 7980xe is a $2000 processor.

That processor alone cost $600 more than my entire system cost at $1400.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fbVYVY
There is an auction at 900 euro from france, more or less 1000$,
less expensive then my Xeon 2650V4 at 1200$

It's listed as bulk however, so it's somewhat a gamble, but it's rather tempting...

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Post 27 Jul 2018

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CPU: i9-7980XE
GPU: MSI 1080 ti
RAM: 32GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200
HD: 2x 1TB m.2 SSD - 1x 1TB SSD
Audio Card: Creative Soundblaster X AE-5
Using VoiceMeeter Asio

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Post 29 Jul 2018

Hi,

I've just found this forum which I've seen some posts from time to time and I'm sure it'll be a great place for Reason users

Some of the posts I've seen are regarding the stress tests and it seems that even some pretty capable CPU's can't play them - Is this fair? - a 7700 K for example which is a strong CPU, OK not as strong as a 6 core or > 8 core etc or a 10 core etc.......

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Post 29 Jul 2018

Hi,

Does the 7980 XE work with Reason and Reason see all 18 cores? - I've heard other DAW's can't see more than 16 cores 32 threads. I'm expecting an i9 7920 X -!

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Post 30 Jul 2018

fraz wrote:
29 Jul 2018
Hi,

Does the 7980 XE work with Reason and Reason see all 18 cores? - I've heard other DAW's can't see more than 16 cores 32 threads. I'm expecting an i9 7920 X -!
Yes, Reason will “see” all cores/threads. Your performance will vary, as demonstrated in various builds in this thread. I’d suggest experimenting with Reason’s Hyperthreading settings once you get your new machine.

CPU’s with high single thread performance ratings tend to do well with Reason in its current form. Be aware that Propellerhead have publicly stated they are working on performance and plan a free update later this year that may help, though.

On an aside, here's how the 7980XE compares to my 6+ year old quad core 3770k. While its overall CPU Mark (which takes into consideration multiple threads/cores) is almost 3x faster than my old chip, its single thread rating is a mere 11%-12% faster. :shock: :o :(

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Post 30 Jul 2018

I hope my Acer Aspire M3970 i7 - 2600 @ 3.4Ghz 8Gb Ram serves me at least 3 more years still. And by then the prices have drop for i9 Intels.

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