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SC Performance - Cores/Threads or Clock Speed?

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[2017-12-03 18:07:03]
MichaelPPTF - Posts: 24

I am considering upgrading my computer to better suit my trading needs. So here's my question - is SC more sensitive to cores/threads count or clock speed of the CPU? I am currently running on an Intel Core i7 which has 4 cores/8 threads and clock speed at 3.5 Ghz. My potential upgrade is AMD Ryzen 7 1800X which has 8 cores/16 threads and clock speed at 3.6 Ghz.

I usually run my SC with 6 chartbooks that has 50 charts in total, many of which has 3-4 indicators on them. I also run two other trading platforms and internet browser up to 15-16 windows.

So would this update bring material difference to SC performance?

[2017-12-04 02:05:27]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 67996
This is a hard question to answer. In the Performance section here:

There is an explanation how additional threads are used in Sierra Chart.

In general more cores and a faster CPU whether by clock or other optimizations within the CPU is going to help. Also, we do not know about that particular AMD CPU but in general Intel CPUs for a long time now have been faster than AMD CPUs. So be sure to do your research.

Whether that particular AMD CPU is going to be better, is hard to say. More cores will make the most obvious difference when loading a Chartbook and if using multiple instances in Sierra Chart.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2017-12-04 02:06:06

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