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    X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    I'm on W10 64 CU and I have an X-Fi Titanium.

    When I listen to music, my CPU usage due to audio device graph isolation is about 6%. When I play games, it's about 20%! If I uninstall my creative drivers and use an Asus card, it's 0%.

    For comparison, I can play a 1080 video and use only 7% of my CPU. Why is my creative sound card using 3x as much?

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    Re: X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by jrbrown1991 View Post
    I'm on W10 64 CU and I have an X-Fi Titanium.

    When I listen to music, my CPU usage due to audio device graph isolation is about 6%. When I play games, it's about 20%! If I uninstall my creative drivers and use an Asus card, it's 0%.

    For comparison, I can play a 1080 video and use only 7% of my CPU. Why is my creative sound card using 3x as much?
    Hi jrbrown1991,

    Did you enable "Spatial sound" in Windows 10? I suspect enabling "Spatial sound" increases the CPU processing load on the computer on top of the audio effects on the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium.

    My CPU utilization is 7% when I am playing music with Windows Media Player and running Opera browser at the same time. My audio device is the Sound Blaster E3.

    My OS is Windows 10 version 1703.

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    Last edited by dinopkk; 09-09-2017 at 02:45 PM.
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    Re: X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by dinopkk View Post
    Hi jrbrown1991,

    Was your CPU usage with the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium due to audio device graph isolation at about 6% when your computer was running Windows 7?

    Did you enable "Spatial sound" in Windows 10? I suspect enabling "Spatial sound" increases the CPU processing load on the computer on top of the audio effects on the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium.

    My CPU utilization is 7% when I am playing music with Windows Media Player and running Opera browser at the same time. My audio device is the Sound Blaster E3.

    My OS is Windows 10 version 1703.

    CPU utilization.jpg
    I don't know about W7.

    The CPU usage I listed is specifically for the audio device graph isolation process.

    No spatial sound enabled, I'm outputting as 5.1 speakers - no headset.

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    Re: X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    WMP is the only thing running audio in this link:

    http://i.imgur.com/IdYOqTB.png

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    Re: X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    My Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation is using approximately 3.6% of CPU while I am playing audio with Windows Media Player.

    The CPU usage varies between 2.9% to 3.9%.

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    Re: X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by dinopkk View Post
    My Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation is using approximately 3.6% of CPU while I am playing audio with Windows Media Player.

    The CPU usage varies between 2.9% to 3.9%.

    Task Manager.jpg

    Now how do I fix it? It should be 0%. As I said, I go to 20% during a game.

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    Re: X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by jrbrown1991 View Post
    Now how do I fix it? It should be 0%. As I said, I go to 20% during a game.
    Hi jrbrown1991,

    I have no idea how to fix it. Maybe other users in the forums can help you.
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    Re: X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    Do you use the mic? Try to disable it, this also happens with me when I am using it on my X-Fi Titanium Fatality Pro.
    When using OpenAL the CPU usage is almost nothing, so I believe the drivers sets the size of the audio buffer too small when using Windows mixer.
    Also works fine with ASIO and WASAPI exclusive.
    I do not have this bug on my X-Fi Titanium HD, which has better drivers.

    Obviously also works fine when using the generic HD Audio driver.

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    Re: X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    Sometimes uses more than the freaking game does...

    https://i.imgur.com/b3yHLQe.png

    Lagon, there was nothing to use my mic while playing a youtube video :\

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    Re: X-Fi Titanium, Audio Device Graph Isolation

    I went back to windows 7, and I'm down to 2% usage during music. This is still stupidly high, considering - but, it's a major improvement.

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