Originally Posted by john57
The only thing that was published with HQPlayer was CPU support for SSE3 instruction set. You did not gave info on what is your setup is. On the window version of J.River you can download the trial version and run the benchmark under tools, A score of 3000 is better in converting PCM to DSD128 in real-time is what J.River recommends.
Sorry for omitting the setup. It is Esprimo Q 9000, Intel i5 CPU M520 @2.40 GHz 4GB RAM 64bit OS .
It is extremely nice as it is small ( think 4 DVD cases - a bit shorter and a bit wider, but that really IS it ) & QUIET, downsize is it can not be expanded/upgraded - no way (I am aware of ) to fit more RAM etc.
The latest version of Korg Audiogate, the V3.0.2, recommends CPU equal to or better than 2.66 GHz. . As far as I can tell, it works as it should. - but I feel I might be on the brink of stretching it all. I also have trial versions of JRiver 19 and HQPlayer installed - and very curious thing happened yesterday. I had the same file opened in both JRiver and Audiogate - I naturally was interested in SQ difference(s) , if any . I spent last 24 hours or so digging out as much as I could on DSD players - also stumbled upon http://hi-fi-avenue.blogspot.com/2012/03/audiogate-gateway-to-good-sound.html . As a seasoned user of Audiogate, it naturally raised an eyebrow.
After finishing playing the same file in JRiver, Audiogate started to play - at double speed . Obviously, either the load on CPU was too much - or the two softs are similar and share more than something in common. Had to close down the JRiver and restart the Audiogate in order to listen to the file with Audiogate. Believe me, at that point the difference in SQ was the least of my concerns ...- but will update once the dust settles a bit.
I also cofigured foobar2000 for DSD ( over DoP ) and DXD playback. When playing DSD128, it generally outputs gibberish for a fraction of second(s) - and then plays fine. One has to be careful with volume at the start of the playback. No problem with DXD or DSD64.
I could not get the JRiver to play DXD - it keeps going to 176/192 ? It must be me doing something wrong.
Thank you for bringing my attention to JRiver Benchmark. I just run the test and my score is 3068 - meaning it can run JRiver and nothing else for good performance.
I did also look longingly at the XXHighEnd player - but after seeing the requirements had to back off.
Here the full JRiver Benchmark results for my setup:
=== Running Benchmarks (please do not interrupt) ===
Running 'Math' benchmark...
Single-threaded integer math... 4,941 seconds
Single-threaded floating point math... 2,790 seconds
Multi-threaded integer math... 2,622 seconds
Multi-threaded mixed math... 1,818 seconds
Running 'Image' benchmark...
Image creation / destruction... 0,226 seconds
Flood filling... 1,240 seconds
Direct copying... 1,232 seconds
Small renders... 2,056 seconds
Bilinear rendering... 1,966 seconds
Bicubic rendering... 1,588 seconds
Running 'Database' benchmark...
Create database... 0,379 seconds
Populate database... 1,882 seconds
Save database... 0,463 seconds
Reload database... 0,072 seconds
Search database... 1,782 seconds
Sort database... 1,498 seconds
Group database... 0,931 seconds
JRMark (version 19.0.128): 2426
Edited by analogsurviver - 6/6/14 at 1:18am