Pc Built, Intel or AMD for using Kontakt

Dima Koltsov
Dima Koltsov Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
edited August 2022 in Kontakt


I struggle to choose a CPU for my Pc build, I use kontakt a lot in my production.

I have to chose between AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Intel's Core i9-12900KF

What do you think?



  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,579 Expert

    Either / or. Both crunch numbers.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,789 Expert

    I would definitely wait for AMD Zen4, if you can. It will come in few weeks. It will have new socket that will survive several generations of AMD CPUs, better CPU design, faster clock (5GHz+), double the L2 cache, DDR5, PCIe 5 and so on.... Doing so, you will have platform that will be usable and expandable for many years. If you buy decent motherboard you might stay on that platform for 10 or so years. Just will upgrade CPU, one day, if needed... Add RAM, replace SSD for bigger/faster.

    My opinion may be biased, but I would not go for Intel, so far. Big.little architecture causes problems if programs are not tailored to this new architecture. And Intels draw too much energy, so that it demands extreme cooling system.... It is not easy to make it silent. And on long run the bill for electricity also counts....

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