I think that you already know that you are the reader of very weird blog.
So here is another unusual comparison to prove above mentioned statement.
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP2+ ESU
CPUs: Ryzen 9 5950X 16c/32t [Zen 3] and Intel Xeon E5-2696v4 22c/44t [Broadwell]
Audio card: ESI Maya 4 EX PCIe
Software: Renoise 3.4.2
CPU overload protection: 98%
|# Threads||Ryzen 5950x 16c/32t
|Xeon E5-2696v4 22c/44t
clicks’n’pops @ track 76
clicks’n’pops @ track 44
clicks’n’pops @ track 138
clicks’n’pops @ track 80
MAX CPU: 24%
MAX CPU: 32%
|44 THREADS||Not applicable||257/>1500
MAX CPU: 28%
Track/EFX column shows how many audio tracks and effects can cpu handle without clicks and pops in audio output.
Presence of clicks and pops shows that cpu is overloaded and can’t handle workload appropriately.
Lets do a breakdown for cell [32 threads] / [Xeon E5-2695v4 22c/44t]
Track/EFX 257/>1500 no clicks’n’pops MAX CPU: 32%
This means that Xeon E5-2695v4 using 32 threads can handle 257 audio channels, >1500 audio effects, without any clicks’n’pops with maximum cpu load of 28%.
Another example. Cell [2 threads] / [Ryzen 5950X 16c/32t]
Track/EFX 171/>1000 clicks’n’pops @ track 138
This means that Ryzen 5950X using 2 threads can handle 171 audio channels, >1000 audio effects, clicks’n’pops appearing when 138 tracks are processed.
As you can observe Ryzen 9 has far efficient single thread performance than Xeon E5 and the fact is not surprise to anyone, because we compare 2018 and 2021 technologies. But if we look into multithreaded performance things gets way better for aging Xeon E5.
I really like plethora of Xeon E5 2696v4 cores and decided to use it in my main rig.