Since my aged AMD dualcore gets more and more hiccups these days I’m thinking about upgrading to something state-of-the-art in the not so far future.
I just stumbled upon this INTEL Core i7-965 XE CPU @ 4 x 3,8GHz dream configuration and got almost tears in my eyes looking at the benchmark results and the 10 times performance bar comparison to my current system here. And just look at that damn sexy Antec case …
The CPU power increase over the years is still amazing and makes special DSP solutions almost obsolete these days and to me as a developer it makes me dream of course of a new generation of audio plug-ins which brings way more accuracy into the DAW signal processing.
However, beside the costs and all the hazzle about re-installing all software I’m hesitating due to the forthcoming Win7 release. I definately want to skip Vista and the limits of XP (concerning memory) but on the other hand XP is really reliable and stable.
I dunno – what do you think?