I have the same problem, but I think it has something to do with PC and After Effects.
I am the only PC user in my office and have a way faster machine then the mac guys, but After Effects is way faster on a mac with 2*Quads then mine 2*6 cores (24 Hyperthreading)
I have also SSD disk and 64 GB RAM and a Quadro 4000K recently switched from GTX 480.
Something happend after CS4, and pc and after effects are not good friends anymore.
Yeah it might be a problem with the pc. What ever it is, there is definitely something wrong with this slow performance. Have you tried changing your bios settings to only use 1, 2 or 4 cores instead of your 6 cores? That's the reason why the macs are faster even though your dual 6 core machine technically are way faster. I have a dual 8 core system and I can't use4, 6 or 8 cores in ae cs6 or cc. I set my maching to use 2 cores 4 threads and it's super fast again. I bet if you set your machine to 2 or 4 cores you will get the same speed as the macs or maybe even faster. Give it a try and let me know how you make out.
I started having this same problem yesterday when I swithched from Windows 7 to Windows 8. I was in the middle of working on a project so I just turned multi-core processing off and AE CS6 went back to working like normal. I can't really tell if it's faster or slower than when I had Windows 7 installed, when it was presumably actually using multi-core processing.
I will change to two cores in bios and turn multi-core processing back on and tell you if I see any performance boost.
I am with you. Adobe, please fix this multi-core processing problem! I would like to use my super expensive workstation to it's fullest potential!
Adobe, please fix this multi-core processing problem! I would like to use my super expensive workstation to it's fullest potential!
This is a user-to-user forum. If you really want Adobe to hear you, please file a feature request. This is the only way they can actually track what their users want. And they do make changes to the software based on feature requests.
I may have the solution to slow performance when using multi core processing. I was testing out realflow 2013 and noticed simulations were talking a long time to finish when using maximum threads 32. I set the threads to 8 and the simumlation was twice as fast which did not make any sense to me. The simulation was taking 1min 24 secs to finish using 32 threads and 45sec using 8 threads. I realized their has to be a problem here. So I went into my BIOS and disabled Hyper Threading. So now instead of having 32 threads I only have 16 threads. When i went back to try the same simulation again this time the 16 threads was only taking 24secs to finish. and the 8 threads was taking 35secs to finish. This made a lot more sence to me.
Anyway so once I realized that turning off Hyper Threading fixed my simulation problem maybe it might be the cause of my slow performance in AE using multi processing. I tried AE and now multi processing is working great very fast now and stable. MP renders start right away now instead of getting stuck on frame 2 or saying initializing background processes and never ever doing anything. Before I had to keep disabling MP and re-enabling it in AE to get it to start working again and still it wasen't very stable
If anybody is having issues with slow performance from their Multi processor systems try disabling Hyper Threading in the BIOS it might just fix your problem.
Hope this helps