Guys, I do not want to downplay this anymore. It really feels like there is a ridiculous resource leak within your Mac app and it has been for a while. Same is present with Mac Pro 2013 and now with a brand new machine. There are also ample examples of the same issue present in different hardware reported on @mavmcl 's thread here
We need a resolution to this, fast. Any new feature you bring with your updates without addressing this issue feels like an insult. If you think this resource use is normal, then we need an explanation of what your software is doing in Remote mode at idle with this much system resource. Sharing any, any detail that you uncovered or clueless/blocked about at this point will be appreciated.
Why have you not set your audio endpoint to exclusive mode? High res source causing the Mac to require downsampling in realtime. The CPU usage should account for as “normal”, Jriver and Roon on my MacBook Pro require about the same amount of CPU resources, around 10-15% while playing back material not needing resampling. Does this send your Mac into a spin?
My older MBP (2017, 2 Thunderbolts, i5) stay cool and quiet when my library on a 5Tb portable unit is fully analysed and identified. I’m on Catalina also…
That really doesn’t matter, and like @mikeb says, it’ll be unlikely, that this is any cause for your Mac running hot.
I don’t know why GPU usage seems relatively high, but we do know that Roon uses some form of openGL rendering of the screens.
I do believe any improvement or feature should be put on hold while addressing these GPU and CPU issues that pursue pretty much all Mac Roon users, for sure the whole team focus and dedication to these issues would address the situation.
I am sure many, many do have the issue but haven’t even noticed it or they just don’t care because they use dedicated headless (CPU) Macs or whatever…
All mac roon users? Please, do not make your issue apply to all. I run a roon core on a 2015 headless mac mini. 4 different macbook pro’s use this, from 2016, 2017 and 2019 with none of these issues, and all are running Catalina. Brand spanking new 16” Macbook Pro - everyone on the planet knows new Apple products come with issues. And I would not be surprised to see this being an Intel GPU issue - there is a reason why Apple is dumping them like a lead weight in a deep lake…
Hello all, my apologies for the inconvenience here. We appreciate the users reporting this issue and we are actively working to resolve instances of high CPU/GPU on Mac cores and remotes. While I can’t share any specifics on a timeline for this fix, our team is aware of the issue.
While we work on this issue, we’ll provide updates on the thread you linked in your original post.
Lastly, @Yargi_Erel, I’d like to add your data to our internal tracking for this issue. Could you please elaborate on your network setup? Thanks!