Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Fiberoptic broadband/TalkTalk Router/ethernet
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Kef LS50 Wireless (via WiFi)
Sotm USB hub/Mutec USB/Hugo TT 2
Description Of Issue
Roon remote 1.7 511 on my MacBook macOS Catalina is pretty sluggish.
1.6x was always OK. Looks like it “takes” a lot from graphic memory.
Whole system is slower, minimising windows and opening folders is much slower.
I’ve noticed the same thing. I have a fairly powerful Mac so it isn’t really an issue but Roon Remote shouldn’t need to use so much CPU and overall energy all the time while it isn’t being used. I can’t imagine more than a periodic ping to the Core would really be necessary while the app is in the background and things aren’t changing / there are no user interactions.
We are currently investigating this behavior internally and one thing that might help us better understand the issue is to install the Intel Power Gadget and share some screenshots of the GFX Frequency line when this issue is occurring. The screenshot would look like this:
Does Roon get into this high GPU usage state only music is playing? YES
Does it only occur when you are in the album details page of the currently playing track? YES
If you open the album details of another album and have music playing, does it continue to happen? NO Edit: to be honest I think it’s still a bit sluggish but not as much as on the album details (playback)
Thank you again for your report. We have been investigating this behavior internally and wish to inquire about two more aspects here, can you please perform the following tests to help clarify further?
@noris sorry I didn’t see the updates on this thread until now, but Roon on my Mac uses 30% - 45% all the time when I am not using it for either navigation or to play anything and it is showing the overview screen. I’d attach a process sample but I don’t see any way to attach files to posts.