Giga Studio 3 - 64 BIT? HT Enabled? Dual-Core?

Hello All -


Any giga studio people out there? I have a friend who has a complete Giga Studio Setup. I dont really know that much about GS3 but he has asked for some upgrade solutions?


He is Currently Running GS3.0 not 3.1. He is using NOT HT/DUAL Core Single CPU system with 2.0GB of RAM and has asked if these systems can be upgraded to improve performance. (HE is currently running 3.2GHZ P4).

I am not interested in reccomending 1500+ in upgrade HW if there isn't going to be a substantial performance increase.

SO...

Would GIGA studio benefit from a Dual CORE CPU such as an intel extreme ? WOuld/Does Giga Studio support HT?

I dont expect a 64-Bit version of Giga Studio but that would be nice....

Any ideas?


Robert
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Gigastudio is a software application that runs on Windows.  Thus, IF the software is multithreaded, it would potentially benefit from both HyperThreading (HT) and Dual Core CPUs.  A 64 bit version would be needed to take advantage of a 64 bit CPUs, but the Athlon64s and P4s with 64 bit technology will both run the 32 bit fine.

Beyond that, I don't know the software, so I can't elaborate further.
rbollinger1212Author Commented:
Yes, Buit applications that are optimized for use in a MPU Multi-CPU environment are usually quite a bit faster. And thats what i need to know...

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Those applications are multithreaded.  That's the key.  With multiple threads, the OS sends the threads to the CPUs - ALL CPUs.  In a HT system, the OS would determine if the thread was for one part of the processor or another.  In a dual core system, there are literally two CPUs on the processor chip/card.  The threads are then distributed to each CPU.

Besides that, you have to ask what exactly you're doing.  This software, as I understand it, is for audio editing.  If there's a lot of disk activity, then CPU is not your bottleneck - disk performance is.

I've never heard of this software before and I don't know how many people here have.  It would probably be easier to simply call a sales line for the software and ask them.

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rbollinger1212Author Commented:
well no you are right... I am just looking for any real world examples of Dual-Core /HT in use, to determine if its really worth the money.

And in this case the bottleneck can be CPU or anything else because when your editing the audio upto 256 Seperate channels are in use.

If your using say 96 and the system starts to crak under the load you will start to get crappy audio performance.


Robert
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