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Old August 12th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Is the i7 CPU a bottleneck?

Or is the bottleneck in your editing systems more to do with the RAM and/or the storage throughput?

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Old August 13th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #2
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Re: Is the i7 CPU a bottleneck?

And is it better to spend the money on 6 processing cores in an i7 processor than just the usual 4 cores?

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Old August 15th, 2011, 05:11 PM   #3
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Re: Is the i7 CPU a bottleneck?

Which NLE app did you have in mind, Andrew?
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Old August 16th, 2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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Re: Is the i7 CPU a bottleneck?

In the long run everything turns into a bottleneck. The different apps in CS use resources differently. AE needs a lot of RAM, but Premiere needs a good CPU-GPU tag team. There's nothing wrong with maxing out your RAM at 24GB and having a 4-core i7.

That leaves your storage - RAID or otherwise. Working with and playing back heavy uncompressed files will always be slower, no matter what system you have (unless maybe a supercomputer).
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Old August 17th, 2011, 04:51 AM   #6
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Re: Is the i7 CPU a bottleneck?

I think the only time you want to bother with running uncompressed is when you're doing chromakey work, etc. I'll happily run with HDV and AVCHD on my RAID5 storage.

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