CoreDirector to make thread scheduling on Intel 12th Core+ CPUs simpler
Bitsum have released a new app to take control of the Intel hybrid design Core architectures, the tool is called CoreDirector.
The thread scheduling process should be greatly simplified by this application, which is totally free to download. It will help users choose which apps use Efficient Cores or are kept off them. This includes games, audio production software, and video editing and streaming, according to the official description of the product.
The tool is designed for Intel architectures, starting with the 12th generation of “Alder Lake” series. Even though Intel and Microsoft try their best, scheduling sometimes doesn’t work as well as it should and may cause performance issues or use cores that could otherwise stay idle. Addressing that was Intel APO (Application Optimization) that has been released alongside the 14th Gen Core series. The CoreDirector software is nowhere near as advanced and does not require any BIOS changes like APO; however, it should still be helpful.
The tool can work in three different modes. It can enforce efficiency mode to be disabled, which means that it will prevent thread scheduling using E-cores. So, instead of disabling those cores in the BIOS, the user can do this in the Windows itself. The CPU Affinities can help restrict all threads to work on P-Cores, unless the process is intentional scheduled to use more efficient cores. That’s also the difference between CoreDirector and Project Lasso, the other tool by the same company.
The third mode will provide more decision on the operating system shoulder, so its something in between the two modes. Overall, the CoreDirector is a simpler tool than Project Lasso, users who prefer more control over their hardware should consider the Lasso tool instead.