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  Slick2D StateBasedGame taking 20% cpu?  (Read 883 times)
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Offline GhostID

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« Posted 2013-10-14 15:15:27 »

I've been using Slick2D for over a year now and decided to dive into StateBasedGame. Oddly enough, even after setting the maximum update interval and framerate, it still takes up 20% of my GPU.

Image of the issue: http://i.imgur.com/gEScQNR.png
Here's all the code: http://pastebin.java-gaming.org/0ab4d513777

Seriously I don't see what's wrong. It can't be my PC as my CPU is an Intel i7 3770 and my GPU is a GTX 660. I also have 8gb of ram so it can't be memory issues...
To make things short, is there anything I can do about it? Is it an error in slick2d's end of the code or am I doing something wrong? Any help is strongly appreciated.
Thank you for your time,
Offline GhostID

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-10-14 16:34:52 »

Turns out it's vsync causing the trouble. It never used to do that (or at least I don't remember that happening). What do you suggest... Leave it or keep it?
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-10-14 16:42:00 »

Some drivers implement vsync with a busy loop.

Use this class I wrote, which is used as the implementation of LWJGL's Display.sync(freq)
     https://github.com/LWJGL/lwjgl/blob/master/src/java/org/lwjgl/opengl/Sync.java

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while(...) {
   // render

   // throttle framerate
  Sync.sync(60);
}


It trades a tiny bit of accuracy for the lowest possible CPU consumption.

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