Based on the thread in the General Discussion board on the main forum, everything is performing okay at this point. There is some discussion about whether the performance is the same, but due to ideas that discrepancies are due to the DFD extension, it is unknown at this point. I don't think anyone's tested the new dual processor support either.
Seems like it either works perfectly for some and terrible for others.
Hopefully it will work OK for me as it has in the past.
Should have my copy in a week or better . I will give the multiCPU option a good test to see if it holds up. Word on the Knotakt forum is it is not working so good for Hyperthreaded P4's, but as they are not dual core anyways, I guess that should not surprise anyone.
I wondered about hyperthreading. Oh well. Maybe when I can afford a dual Xeon PC I'll be all set.
Interesting info. I wonder if they're using DFD? I assume that they are. This could be the cause of their CPU inefficiency. I wonder if they've tried adjusting DFD options at all? Set it to preload more into RAM instead of streaming more from the hard disk drive. That should help somewhat assuming they have ample RAM to do this with.
When using GPO, I normally use the player anyway since I have ample RAM in which to run it. I am mainly looking for updates to the player to accomodate GPO.
I noted an increase in CPU of about 10-20% during heavy playback in Kontakt 2 loaded with GPO as opposed to the Kontakt Player w/ the same instruments. However, idle CPU usage was the same. I don't think it's a big deal.