i am planning to built a new PC (Windows) because my current machine is more than 10 years old. First generation i7 did well in the past but it is time for something new. About one year ago I bought Reason 10 after using Reason 1-3 15 years ago. I am really happy how Reason evolved and especially Version 10 is great in my opinion. But when using some VSTs or Kontakt Libraries my CPU really struggles, even after 10.3 release.
I read a lot about the new Ryzens 3000 and for my scenarios (Video Editing, h265 Rendering, Music Making, Gaming) they have a very good cost/performance ratio.
Some questions that run through my mind currently are:
- Does Reason benefit from many (8+) cores?
- Are CPUs like Ryzen 3900/3950 with two dies better than the Ryzens with just one die? I am not working with low buffer settings.