How does Cubase utilize CPU processing power?

Hi All,

I was hoping to understand deeper what’s going on with these images. It would appear that despite the fact that I have multiprocessing ticked in both the Cubase 7.5 and Cubase 8 settings, they are really only using part of my computers processing power. Why would that be?

I don’t understand how Cubase utilizes CPU so maybe someone would be so kind as to help me understand better.

I know there are lots of threads right now on how current iterations of Cubase are performing, but I would like to ask a more generalized question about why this condition of the Mac Activity monitor never has the CPU go above 20% usage while the Cubase one is floored.

Cheers and many thanks for any and all input.

Maybe this general info will help a bit.

https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=209&t=141259

Regards. :sunglasses: