4 minutes ago, bigjohnthescot said:
oh, it wasn't finished
alright, well, Puget systems has done a bunch of testing on what setups work best for certain programs, figuring out what hardware these applications actually use and thus what you should buy to optimize for them. If you look here, it explains what is good for Premiere Pro:
Q: Does having more CPU cores improve Premiere Pro performance? Should I get a dual Xeon system?
A: Premiere Pro does a decent job at utilizing multiple CPU cores, but there is a steep drop in performance gain after around 8-10 CPU cores. In the past, using a dual Xeon workstation with multiple CPUs made sense as that was the only way to get more than a handful of CPU cores but today you can hit near maximum performance in Premiere Pro with just a single 10-core Intel CPU. In fact, due to the extra overhead associated with having multiple physical CPUs, a dual Xeon system will be slow in most cases than even a cheaper single CPU workstation. You can read more about this in our Should you use a Dual Xeon for Premiere Pro? article.
So the short version is, yes, upgrading to a better CPU would help, but you don't need to spend $2000