i haven't done a lot of cpu util. comparison between 4 and 5 so far,
but this one really seems ridiculous.
while trying out an old max4 patch (that uses a bunch of waveform~
objects) in max5 i noticed that my computer started melting pretty
running the attached test patch on my computer ( ppc pb g4, 1.5GHz,
os 10.4.11) i got the following results:
processor load (activity monitor or top): 30 - 35%
processor load: 75 - 85%, with occasional spikes to over 90%
while i know that waveform~ always seemed to draw a lot of power,
there was the (undocumented) buftime message, which made the decision
between update rate and cpu util. somewhat manageable.
unfortunately this message doesn't work in max5 (max is not
complaining about unknown message, but doesn't change the update rate
of waveform~ either).