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Subject: AMD vs Intel Processor
Posted by: JoniV
Date: 12/12/2014 1:41:47 PM

I have a friend with an older version of Sound Forge. She needs a new laptop and Amazon has a seller that is still selling new computers with Windows 7. It has tons of RAM and hard drive space, but she's concerned because it has an AMD processor instead of an Intel processor. Is that an issue?

Subject: RE: AMD vs Intel Processor
Reply by: rraud
Date: 12/12/2014 4:44:24 PM

I have never read of any SF issues with AMD processors, here or elsewhere.

Subject: RE: AMD vs Intel Processor
Reply by: kryten
Date: 12/12/2014 7:01:37 PM

I've used SF on AMD processors for years. It's a non-issue.

Subject: RE: AMD vs Intel Processor
Reply by: SonySQAPete
Date: 12/15/2014 11:50:06 AM

I've only known of one issue with AMD processors that might impact Forge - but it only occurs on one specific, somewhat rare AMD processor.

On the AMD C-50 (a slow, now discontinued CPU aimed at the Netbook market) there was an issue that could cause the app (or the installer) process to silently die when run. You'd click the icon, see a brief progress indicator and then... nothing.

All of our apps have long since been updated to resolve this issue, but if your friend is still running an old release of Forge and they wind up with a C-50 powered machine, they might encounter it.

Subject: RE: AMD vs Intel Processor
Reply by: UKharrie
Date: 12/16/2014 4:24:48 PM

Good too read Sony backroom is well ahead of older processor issues....

However, I think it would help ( in General ) if Posters give some idea of the Use that is being applied to SF ( in this software case ), - and perhaps the Version too.

Maybe if yr friend is updating their hardware, it's time to update the software - correct me if wrong, but I think Spectral Layers needs a 64-bit OS.
Whilst that might be an expensive piece of Software, becoming an expert in that Audio arena should pay dividends.

Furthermore, Win10 is likely to on the Market soon, so buying a new laptop maybe wait a while . . . . ( Of course this doesn't apply if it's second-hand. ).
++Maybe allow some cash for pair of decent headphones with large muffs - a lot better than relying on the built-in laptop micro speakers.

. . . Good luck with the purchase . . . .

Message last edited on 12/16/2014 4:26:55 PM by UKharrie.

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