I'm diving into building a new PC. Currently I'm using a i7-4790k, which has served me pretty well for the past 7 years or so, but now has reached it limits, despite fast SSD's, VE Pro and 64GB of RAM, and keeping the pc in good condition with some utility software.
It turns out that the AMD CPU's are highly regarded for music production, as well as the new 12th gen Intel CPU's. Unfortunately the latter are running pretty hot and are more power hungry, so I think I go for AMD this time, although AM4 is said to have reached its limits for being updated/ugraded, where the new Intel platform is new and will be further developed and enhanced in the future.
Anyway, the way I think about it now, is that I either go for the 5900X or 5950X, where the latter is about €230 higher in price, but has 4 extra cores and is generally faster. I've also checked the 3950X, but this one is not much cheaper ATM, so no need to look into that one for now.
The main question is: will I really benefit from those 4 extra cores (= 8 extra threads) in my DAW (Studio One 5) and Dorico, where my samples wil be hosted on the same machine in VEP, making it worth to invest the extra money? Or is the 12 core 5900X more than powerful enough so I can save the money, or invest it in faster memory f.e.?