Plugin devs-> whats with the peaks?

Hi:)

I have noticed that in 2016 , many plugin creators are making plugins that need a proposterous amount of buffer size.

There is enough cpu that can still be accessed, the average load is in the green,
but ,
realtime peaks are always in the red if one does not increase the buffer size to unuseable levels (while creating) -

-they are ok for offline work, post or cosmetics when everything has been created already…

So my question is this:
if there is enough cpu left over, average load is minimal, why all these realtime peaks? - is this a new technique to make plugins? (Some kind of cpu access “bursts” instead of a constant flow? (Like intel speedstep or vbr in mp3s - just utilizing a big chunk of cpu/bitrate then dropping down to idle levels and repeating this many times in a short period of time- thus causing peaks?)

Do plugin devs “cheat” somehow and use this new “peak-burst” method for?? (Saving average cpu?)

Can anybody shed some light into this recent development?

Thx:)

Has this not always been the case?

The “sense of growth” but everything is just as fast as it used to be? -> maybe even slower?

samesame but different?

The wheel keeps on turning?

Take source amd turn it into this, then turn it into that and then turn it into ? Cassettes, cds, mp3, digital… Wave, aiff, flac, yaddayadda…

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