When rendering, is it optimal to have a cpu utilization rate of 100%?
I notice that my cpu will upregulate 100% and then downregulate to around 10%. It continues in this way till the render is done. But, I noticed that having a custom thread count can increase the cpu utilization compared to leaving it unchecked. (just an observation) I thought that I read you could decrease the thread count in the interface preferences to help the machine save cpu for ancillary tasks while rendering. But, I noticed it does this see attachment to the cpu utilization.
I am trying to figure out if running a cpu at 100% is ideal.
If it is not ideal, what render settings would be recommended to put a threshold on max performance of rendering to allow for longevity of your cpu?