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Latest macOS iCue requires too much CPU usage


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To start, I'll preface that I'm using an old system: Catalina (10.15.7) on a 2012 mac mini (Intel Core i7). This is my main macOS development system for audio (C++/JUCE) development.

With that out of the way, I'm not sure why iCUE requires 15%+ average CPU usage, as provided by "top" in bash. This usage is cumbersome enough that it prevents my audio applications like ProTools and FL Studio from running smoothly.

iCUE v3.38.61
Corsair devices connected: Harpoon RGB, Void Elite Wireless. These are all up to date.
And maybe I should mention that I'm using the Void Elite as my main audio I/O.

Does anyone have any ideas what I can do to trim this CPU usage down, if anything? Perhaps there's a setting to run the app in the background to therefore consume fewer resources?

I've linked a dated post/thread demonstrating that I'm not the only one with this problem.

Edited by jrlanglois
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  • Corsair Employees

iCUE for MacOS is compatible with Catalina but our minimum requirement for Mac devices are 2015 devices or newer and you may notice performance issues on older hardware such as your 2012 Mac Mini.


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