I run the parabolic equalizer, so Roon upsamples everything to 64bit to process. I have noticed that when I try to upsample to DSD128 or higher my computer will go blank and hang - no BSOD (Windows 7). My CPU, a Skylake i7-6700k, passes all stress tests, so the CPU appears to be good.
I built my wife a Windows 10, Core i5-8600k machine. Strongest single-core performance of any intel mainstream processor, I believe. No hyperthreading, and not a high clock rate. I’m considering making my wife’s computer the Roon core.
So, for using filters, the EQ, and upsampling, what is most important: single-core performance, clock rate, or number of cores?
Thanks for your help!