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1 Dec 2022 18:07:16 EST (-0500)
  Re: Does POV not use Intel's "performance" cores?  
From: Scott
Date: 2 Aug 2022 05:40:00
Message: <web.62e8f0d4ac2f40e419ad958a2fdca92@news.povray.org>
> > The solution is to keep priority as "Normal" in POV, then immediately after
> > starting the render, go into Task Manager and change the priority of the POV
> > process to Normal. This then makes it use all logical cores.
> >
> > A bit inconvenient, I wonder why "Normal" in POV is converted to "Below Normal"
> > in task manager?
> >
> >
> >
> Use the high priority with +wt22. That'll leave two cores for other
> tasks. Or, use +wt23, leaving 1 core for the OS and other processes. You
> may want to add that switch directly in quickres.ini

Good idea, I found I need to go down to +wt20 to keep the OS properly responsive
(+wt22 is still very slow for opening apps etc). Going down from +wt24 to +wt20
increases render times on an example from 67 to 74 seconds, which is fine for
short test renders.

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