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Old 11-07-2009, 06:24 AM   #41
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Kudos for doing such a test! It would have been better to use several instances of the plugin, and then replicate with several DIFFERENT plugins, but then this is really just verifying what one would expect, anyway.

Shocking to see the percentage difference. That's higher than I expected.

Now here's a thought:

What if you are running 30-40 32-bit plugins? Does the total cpu usage go up by that same percentage? You imply this, but we don't know this. Perhaps there is a chunck of cpu-power allocated for the "bridging" mechnism itself, and then all additional plugins give a very low additional hit. I doubt it, but it's possible.

One has to be very careful as to what conclusions are drawn from minimal data.

What I'm dying to see is a similar test but of XP32 vs Win7-64.
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