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Subject:Does SF9 use both cores?
Posted by: jbdada
Date:4/1/2009 12:27:30 PM

Does SF9 use both processor cores? It doesn't look like it in Task Manager. Is there a switch I need to turn on?

Subject:RE: Does SF9 use both cores?
Reply by: Phylter
Date:4/1/2009 9:39:42 PM

I've done some searching on the Sony Creative Software website and I can find nothing that specifically states that it's multi-core capable but it does say Multitask background rendering. What I take this to mean is that it keeps the user interface from locking up while it's processing the file. I doubt that it's actually using more than one core for the effects themselves but it is in a sense capable of using both cores; one for the ui and one for the effects. The core that the ui is using won't be doing nearly as much as the one processing the effects.

Maybe someone else has a better idea of what really goes on behind the scenes.

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