What am I doing wrong?
You bought a new computer without asking beforehand. That's all there is to it. There's a gigazillion threads on this forum that explain how limited AE is with parallel processing and multithreading and how it baerely uses any GPU. You are looking for something that doesn't exist and there is no magical switch that can fix it for you. You simply bought an Edsel. The same could be said for Illustrator - most of its operations are single-threaded even, so it never uses any extra CPU cores. Any additional slowdowns may also be caused by GPU compatibility issues, but perhaps you can fix at least those by updating the graphics driver.
Thanks for your fast feedback. So there isn't much I can do except for hoping Illustrator and After Effects get recoded soon?
I knew After Effects mostly uses the CPU and it only uses the GPU for ray traced 3D. How do other users work with this? They buy a strong single core processor?
Drivers are up to date,
In what way are they running slower? If you have a 65 GB of RAM computer there shouldn't be an issue. How much RAM are you allocating for AE, the best is around 70%. Also, where are you storing your source files, if they aren't on your desktop then it will be slow.
I'm storing the source files on my primary disk right now.
It still is slow. Pre-rendering is do-able, but moving objects and scrubbing through the timeline is a headache.
Appreciate the help!
Did you get your questions answered with the help of experts on the post? If not, let us know so we can assist you further.