Jan 19, 2009 at 8:26pm
THis is something I’ve been wondering about for a while.
I feel the activity is more precise simply because when max’s operations start coughing & jittering, the DSP’s CPU will only be @ something like 32% while @ 84% in the Activity monitor.
So, I is the DSP’s CPU % really showing.
Thanks a lot for clearing things up.
Jan 20, 2009 at 2:38am
> THis is something I’ve been wondering about for a while.
In the DSP status, you see the percentage of CPU use for DSP processing,
And, if you want really bad numbers, try to open [pattr]‘s clientwindow and
Jan 20, 2009 at 5:24am
thanks for the reply.
>>In the DSP status, you see the percentage of CPU use for DSP processing,
Not sure what you mean by max does more stuff.
>>Add Jitter, add java, add externals, add communication, networking, surfing
No of course this is not what I meant. WHat I mean is that when all browser etc are off, when I look @ the CPu in the DSP window it is always drastically different from what I see in the Activity monitor give me specifically for MAx msp ‘s usage. Not the CPU % of everything running.
So, in this manner (unless I don’t get what your saying) the question still remains ;-)
Jan 20, 2009 at 11:26am
Quote: phil hughes wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 06:24
You’ve not understood the answer.
The display in the DSP window is an indication of how much CPU is used for handling *D*S*P*only*. That’s why it’s in the DSP window.
What you see in Activity Monitor is the total CPU used by Max/MSP.
What you see in the DSP window is how much CPU is used solely for processing DSP.
Google the archives, this has been discussed many, many, many times in the past. It is also actually explained fairly clearly in the friendly reference manuals.
Jan 20, 2009 at 2:37pm
>>>> In the DSP status, you see the percentage of CPU use for DSP processing,
Exactly as Peter says.
Jan 20, 2009 at 5:31pm
It was nearly 2 in the morning. Went to bed/woke up/ realized, God I stupid of me < - your looking at the DSP. SIGNAL. of course it will be different than in the activity monitor. Sorry about that. :-|
Thanks for clearing some clear up.
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