I've just installed Gigastudio Orchestra 3.04 on my system. I brought up Gigapiano I, and ran no plugins. Though hardly scientific, I remember holding the damper pedal down and hitting lots of notes in 2.54, and while I'd peg the voices at the max (160), the CPU barely broke a sweat.
Now, in 3.04, the CPU's maxing out fairly quickly, even before I get past, say 110-120 voices.
I'm running XP, service pack I on a Pentium 4, 3.02 Ghz.
So, my big question is: is 3 more CPU-intensive in terms of straight voice playback? If not, are there things I should do to furthur optimize performance?
I'm running a Layla 24 box, and have installed their driver 6.11, w/ Gsif 2 and WDM.
Thanks in advance for any enlightenment!