Xeon CPU Optimization

Cubase version 8.5 was a little better, but nowhere the same performance as the other daws. Just opening a blank project I’m showing almost 25% CPU usage? I’ve tried every setting and it remains the same. I have dual 12 core Xeon V3’s and my performance is horrible. Please Steinberg I’ve been patiently waiting for Cubase to make use of these cpus! I can’t use Hyper-threading because Cubase just crashes.

I’d like to know if Cubase is tested on these type of processors at all.

If your system crashes with HT on, something else is wrong. 6 and 8 Core i7’s run fine.
Can your system run prime95 without cores stopping?