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Support for Multicores Performance

The most of us have powerful mutlicore computers. I think for sure indesign coult have a huge performance boost with Multicore support.

Until now only powerful 3D programs or video software uses that power. I think in addition of GPU Support it would be a significant performance boost with multi core support.

For an Example: i got a i7 Quad Core Mac. While writing a big PDF, indesign just uses 1 core.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Media Encoder supports multi-core usage.
    Photoshop supports multi-core usage for saving PNG files.

    I often create long PDF files (100 - 400 pages).
    Please let InDesign use all cores for PDF export!

    In the PDF export dialog let user choose how core performance is distributed.
    E.g.:
    100 % for ultra-fast PDF export.
    75 % for medium-fast PDF export, so the machine remains responsive and one can work on another document.
    One core could render one page at a time.

    Anyway, InDesign using only one core is horrible slow. Please improve that!

  • Matt B. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree 100%. I've got a brand new i9 CPI with 12 cores, with 11 sat around doing nothing. I've been waiting 20 minutes for InDesign to export my document to PDF so I can send off to print.

  • Michael G. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just finished making a PDF and I went to watch my core usage out of curiosity--Just one core out of 32 working on it. Sure making the PDF only took 4 minutes... But just think of how fast it would be if it used even 1/3 of what was available.

    You'd figure Adobe would be eager to boost performance when they can.

  • Andreas Vu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I second that, this export time on one core is pathetic.
    I see one of my cores spike and all the other cores just hang around drink coffee while they could be crunching data out also to help with the speed.

  • Bart Van Put commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Had this question in my mind for years. Is it worth upgrading a standard iMac to a Mac Pro just to work smoother in indesign ? Jens thinks not, I assume. Or do you get a better performance just adding RAM memory ? (Working with image-heavy documents, grep styles, etc. at the moment on a server based environment with 6 colleagues; not exactly beachballs all the time, but you just feel something is slow.)

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