Musicteacher wrote:But this won't help you in a real-world audio setup where dozens of plugins are running at the same time and could use a multicore-cpu very well!
That's interesting because the trend in processors is towards more cores rather than higher speeds. For software to benefit from more cores it has to be parallelised. Amdahl's law tells us that performance will hit a limit depending on how parallelised the code is.
So a program that is 50% parallelised hits a limit at 16 cores. There's no point adding any more beyond that. For audio software could each plugin run on a different core and how parallelised would that make the program?