I need some advice on which CPU would be better for DAW setup. I will be using Pro Tools 10 in this setup with a USB interface. I won't be doing much recording at the moment, this rig will be mainly be used for mobile mixing. The biggest stress test on this setup will be 48 to 60 tracks with use of allot of AAX or RTAS plugins. In this setup I will be doing some video editing also, Im just not sure which video software I will use at the moment.
I have read reviews on both and I have seen different benchmarks on these CPU's from passmark.com and geekbench.com. I'm not sure which benchmarks to look at when deciding which CPU would be better for a DAW. I know Intel has the upper hand when it comes to processor power, but in the real world use how do those numbers translate.
One question I have about the A10 is about OpenGl. Does anyone think this will catch on with software developers and DAW developers?
If anyone can offer their opinion and knowledge on these questions, I would greatly appreciate it.
If anyone out there is using either of these CPU's with a DAW I would also like to hear about your experiences with these CPU's