Re: CPU, DSP Status vs Activity Monitor

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February 4, 2011 | 7:06 pm

Attached is the readout from Shark with the audio off when the patch is first loaded.

Max/MSP on its own with audio off in Activity Monitor takes about 6% CPU,

The CPU in Activity Monitor with the patch loaded and audio off is roughly 26%

The readout from Shark shows Max at roughly 12% with audio off, leaving 8% somewhere else?!

Is the CPU reduction more of a question of trial and error, or can anyone make sense of the Shark data? Or perhaps both?

Thanks again


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