Whenever I attempt to listen to streamed audio when connected to the dock I experience major performance issues. Typically this involves the CPU percentage for “Interrupts” rising to > 10% and overall CPU usage rising to 100%.
I do not see the same issues when disconnected from the dock (with all other factors remaining the same). Is this just a reality of this technology? The only other device attached to the dock is my monitor which is running at 2650x1440. I’m using the most recent DisplayLink driver from Pluggable.
Overall, even without the obvious issue when streaming audio the machine seems noticeably slower when attached to the dock (I’m running CPU heavy workloads and they consistently take longer to complete when attached to the dock), but that is mostly anecdotal at this point since it is hard to precisely quantify.