Having a new computer, and Cubase 9 was confronted with an unusual amout of CPU usage and real time peaks.
Is my new computer slower? is the computer hardware defective ?
One of my specifics was the desire to still use my old PCI AES 16 by Lynx.
I then got a recent Mobo that could take and older PCI the Asus Z-270-K
I wondered if that was the source of my problem , talked to people at Lynx, We made sure I did not get a Gigabyte mobo (because of the PCI bridge)
My board is legit. He advised my to disable Hyper threading, Speed Test, EISD, Cp 1-3-6-7 in the bios which I did.
Helped a little bit.
Not being happy, I borrowed a RME USX USB to bypass the PCI to test same CPU usage !!
Tested many different loads and all
The biggest difference was when I put the Asio Guard (high) Where I got rid of real time peak completly and somewhat lowered my average load.
That’s where I am now.
Wanted to share that experience for those who search like I did…