An average CPU usage here is about 20% (Ryzen 1600x). Some presets reaches 40% but they are few.
Anyway, I played with it today and I think I'm more positive than yesterday. I tried to be harsh in judgement, but it is really a good synth after all.
The Vintage Factory presets are rubbish! If that is indication of how good it is this emulation, then IMO it fails, or if it succeeded, then it means OB Xa is rubbish!! Most of the other patches that is not original factory are very nice
I don't care about how authentic is this one, but it sounds very good.
So, If I give RePro 5 a score of 9/10 and the Legend 9/10, then this is 8/10 or 7.75/10. It still sounds very good and I like it but I can't say I was blown away by the sound as I felt with RePro or The Legend.
The most what I like besides the sound is the simplicity in design and the "Functions"/"modulation matrix page
Simple but very effective in approaching all in one page control (almost because the effects on the other tab). No need for reading the manual. Very intuitive to use (this is very important people!) and this make it easy to program and. It is really the synth that shout "Program me!!", so it can be as a first synth or a synth that doesn't complicate things. Maybe I still will get SA synth if it is under $100 because I don't think it will overlap with this synth that much and I guess it will be a more true emulation. In the end, I think Arturia did a good job and if you can get this synth under $100, do it