ST i5 and processing power


#1

Interested in other’s experiences and feed back from @AGillis.

I have the ST i5 for Roon core with android tablet control and Auralic Vega G2 streamer/DAC. In Roon, when I attempt upsampling to DSD512, I get stalls, studder, etc. No problem with DSD256. The Vega is DSD512 capable. Is this normal or do I need to tweak something? Should I have sprung for i7?

Thanks


(Mr Fix It ) #2

I7 I think would be the solution regardless of what supplier pc you are using.


(Andrew Gillis) #3

Yeah i5 is not really powerful enough for DSD512. DSD512 upsampling takes a massive amount of CPU power.


#4

Ok, thanks for the confirmation Andrew. So DSD256 it will be for me then.


#5

by chance, is the processor in the ST i5 replaceable with an i7?


(Andrew Gillis) #6

No it is not. If you want to do DSD512 upsampling it’s best to get a quad core desktop processor for extreme speed. These are large and require a lot of cooling. That is why or sonicTransporter i7 is much larger then our sonicTransporter i5.


#7

Thanks. Was worth a shot.