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July 04, 2012


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Dave Linabury

So what's the CPU hit going to be like? I have 4 GB of RAM and an i7 2.7 Ghz chip in my MacBook Pro. I'd love to try this, but like the u-he Diva, the hit worries me.

Mark Mosher

I don't think this will negatively effect CPU. DIVA crushes your CPU because it's cranking through more instructions to emulate analog. Live should use the same number of instructions give or take whether it's 32-bit or not. There is a potential it will save CPU as 64-bit allows for variable to be "wider" thereby allowing the computer to addressed and move more data with fewer instructions hitting the CPU - especially in the cases where sample data is concerned.

Mark Mosher

You can also run both on the same system so you'll be able to A/B. Of course if it's beta, there might be debugging code in there so performance might not be where it will be with final release.


The most optimistic I can get is "Meh".

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