Could someone just clarify if I understand the topic of Multi-core processing in Cubase correctly please?
Firstly, my take on it is:-
- Cubase 6 will support multi-core processors,
- Cubase 6 will support multi-CPU platforms,
- However, Cubase 6 does not support Hyper-threading.
Assuming those statements are correct, can I assume that a normal home-PC with a dual or quad-core processor will be recognised and utilised efficiently across the two/four-cores when running Cubase, without doing any set-up changes?
If I go to Tools > Devices > Device Setup, and then click on “VST Audio System”, there is a tick-box for ‘Multi-processing’ in Advanced Options. Looking at the help function, it states “…this option is only available if there is more than one CPU in the computer. If activated, Cubase will distribute the processing evenly between all CPUs…”
So, is this purely for platforms with two physical CPUs, where each CPU might be dual/quad/six-core. Or, is it a bit mis-leading and is actually for multi-core processing from one physical CPU?