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AES: Steinberg Support Multi-Core Processors
Big performance gains on Intel and AMD 07/10/05
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Itâ€™s always the way with new processors, they may be capable of amazing things, offering the world and more on a stick, but unless the software is optimized to take full advantage, it means diddly.
Thankfully, Steinberg have been working on support for the the Multi-processor and Multi-Core CPUs and have just announced that it has released advanced optimizations for Cubase SX3 and Nuendo 3 products.
â€œFor audio pros working with our current Cubase and Nuendo systems this means a dramatic increase in performance for
plug-ins, virtual instruments and more audio tracks,â€� says Claus Menke, Steinbergâ€™s Director of Product Management. â€œAs
the performance of these new processors scales up, we will instantly put these added CPU resources at the fingertips of
our users,â€� he continues, adding: â€œWhat's more, these new technologies are available right now, so our customers can use
their existing plug-ins and instruments without having to wait for new operating systems and compatible software.â€�
Commenting on the new generations of multi-core chips, company founder Karl Steinberg points to the dramatic effects
the new multi-core technologies will have for audio professionals. â€œTogether with our colleagues in the chip industry we
can provide solutions that can effectively multiply CPU resources available,â€� he says. â€œThanks to our advanced
multiprocessor support and processor optimization, Cubase and Nuendo users can instantly experience the performance
benefit of these new processors,â€� Steinberg continues.
â€œWe are pleased to have collaborated with Steinberg on these new AMD64-based systems. Steinbergâ€™s benchmarking
results show that the Dual Core AMD Opteronâ„¢ processor has the performance lead for multi-threaded Cubase and
Nuendo applications,â€� said Charlie Boswell, director of Digital Media and Entertainment for AMD. â€œArtists staking their
name and reputation on their creative output can do so with confidence with Cubase/Nuendo on top of AMD64 processors
because it allows them to stay in the creative moment without fear of their technology not being able to keep up.â€�
Steinberg's Cubase SX3 and Nuendo 3 software workstations both feature Steinbergâ€™s Advanced Dynamic Multiprocessing
technology. This allocates processing tasks dynamically to ensure the most efficient use of all available CPU resources.
Steinberg's multi-core processor support harnesses the full potential not only of dual-core processors, but supports any
number of physical processors or processor cores, allocating processing tasks dynamically between them.