Re: Buying a mac?
Feb 26th, 2010, 10:12
Actually, David, I beg your pardon. I just looked again, and apparently Logic CAN access all of the cores via hyperthreading, but it is limitations within Logic itself that prevent it from using those cores and the processing power at any more than a fraction of it's capability. I guess someone has actually witnessed all 8 cores being used by Logic on an i7, but the performance didn't really improve from one configuration to another (meaning having HT disabled and thus not using the 4 virtual cores). Apparently, even with this power, there are still only so many tracks you can use collectively. I think I read somewhere that someone had as many as 70 tracks operating before Logic clipped. When I get mine, I'm going to load all tracks with Absynth 5 and see how far it'll go. JamieReply