Re: AMD or Intel?
Generally the Intel's tend to outperform AMD. Not to say that AMD doesn't work, from posts on this forum many use AMD.
The new AMD Ryzen CPU's are touted as "the latest and greatest" and better than Intel. Our resident DAW builder guru stated that audio latency is not very good with the first generation of the Ryzen CPU's. They are great for video (gaming).
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