POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.general : Does POV not use Intel's "performance" cores? : Re: Does POV not use Intel's "performance" cores? Server Time
30 Jan 2023 10:52:58 EST (-0500)
  Re: Does POV not use Intel's "performance" cores?  
From: kagehi k
Date: 21 Oct 2022 14:50:00
Message: <web.6352e9a6ac2f40ec848f0826c366bed@news.povray.org>
"Scott" <spa### [at] spamcom> wrote:
> > > 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.

Wouldn't a better fix, over the long run, be to have POV ask how many cores
there are, then determine how to set both how many it uses, and what to tell the
OS, based on that? Or, just have an option to have it tell you how many are
available, and adjust how many you let it use, in the application? Having to
mess with the number of cores (especially if you have no clue), or monkey with
what the OS is looking at, after its starts a render, seems.. unnecessarily

BTW... Anyone know what Mozilla screwed up in the latest Thunderbird? This is
the first post I made in a while and had to make it on the website, because
Thunderbird kept filling in the fields for "reply to" and "newgroup" as "Scott
<spam&spam>" and "-blank-"... Frustrating...

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