Multi-core performance

Hi,
does Audacity speed up considerably with processors with higher number of cores or not?

When importing a 2-hours MP3 file into a new project it takes up to 20 minutes. When saving the project the first time the same… Is that normal?

I am using a Xeon workstation few years old so thinking of upgrading.

Thank you :slight_smile:
Rick

That’s not normal… I just opened an almost 4-hour MP3 and it took about 2 minutes. My laptop is fairly new but it’s nothing special. It’s got an AMD 3.2GHz 2-core processor and a regular hard drive (not a solid state drive). It looks like the hard drive is the bottleneck… The hard drive is showing around 99% and the CPU is averaging around 50%.