My system: PC i5 64 GB, Dorico Pro 3.5
For a smaller project with 8 instruments, my system reports a CPU performance of Dorico approx. 20% +, the Cubase audio engine approx. 40% +, i.e. approx. 60% total consumption.
With VEP Server and only one Dorico audio output:
Dorico approx. 40% +, audio engine approx. 2.0%, VEP approx. 18% - so unfortunately still a total consumption of 60%.
Why do you think Dorico still uses so much computing power with VEP?