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Illustrator CS6 only using 13% of cpu

May 3, 2013 10:05 AM

Tags: #illustrator #processor #windows #slow #cs6 #cpu

Currently using Throttlestop to overclock i7-2600 to its turbo state and setting the priority of Illustrator to realtime and the affinity to the first 4 cores. Also, the system has 16gb of RAM installed and is set up as Raid 0 on 2 250gb 7200 rpm hdd's. Even during the most stressful tasks the cpu usage never goes past 13-14%, which is half of one core. The system is completely idle except for 1% in use by various system tasks. Is there a reason as to why Illustrator is throttling itself?

 
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    May 3, 2013 10:11 AM   in reply to sean.awesome

    Most operations in AI simply are single-threaded, partly due to its legacy, partly inherent in the underlying linear math. Unless this is massively rewritten at the core, there's no way to change any of that and even then for most people it might not at all make that much a difference and only show up with complex documents and operations...

     

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    May 3, 2013 3:52 PM   in reply to sean.awesome

    Actually I beleive 99.9%, if not 100%, of Illustrator is single-threaded. I don't think AI uses multiple cores anywhere, ever.

     
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