I have a bit trouble in my mind. Actually a have a win10 pc with amd 8350fx 16 Gb ram ssd for system drive and a rme fireface 400. The system is runnig mid stable. Sometimes it has lags of 30 sec. I am running push 2 with ableto ln 10. The cpu load is often in the range of 20 to 60 at max. With rme i got good driver performance. No dropouts with small buffersizes. But the loading of plugins in ableton and stuff often lags a bit. There is a bottleneck and I dont know where to find. The performance of the push 2 display isnt always that fast I want to. Changes between the menus is a bit with latency.
Now i have a budget of 1000 € and thinking about a pc Upgrade to a Ryzen 9 3900X with a NVME drive as System and Ableton drive.
I dont want to sell my rme fireface so I need to put a pcie firewire controller card with a texas instruments chipset into my system. Amd Mainbaord Chipsets like the x570 arent compatible with firewire controller cards so i have to use the chipset b450. That is what I found out within my research.
So what would you do? Find the bottleneck in my old system and only change a small part and not the whole system and save money for auditional uad dsp system for better and quality plugin power.
Or by an system upgrade with a bit of danger to the compatibletes of the old fireface 400.
How much a new ryzen cpu will push my system in the sky compared to the uad quad pcie dsp system?
I have only 1000 € to invest. Actually I have only Ableton native Plugins for Audio processing.
I hope you understood what I meant? My English skills are limited. Whats your experiences. Would love if you share with me.