For around 1800 I can get a Lenovo with a tenth generation i7 1065 G7 at 1.3GHz… which of course is not all that fast. Or about 600 more I can get a 9th gen I-9 9980HK that clocks at 2.4 GHz, or a 9th gen I7-9700 at 3.0 GHz. Going to get 32 gig of RAM no matter which one I choose.
I’ve read up quite a bit on it and also remember Brad’s recommendation that single-core speed is one of the more important factors, but have also read that lately most software and VSTIs are optimized for multi-core performance now anyway. The I-9 has 8 cores, and of course the I7s have four.
Can anyone shed some light on this? It’s been a long time since I’ve upgraded my gig rig so I don’t mind spending the extra money, but I do want something that’s going to handle anything I can throw at it in a gig, running many plugins and VSTis plus several backing tracks on several songs as well. Thanks and happy egg hunting!