No Multi-Processor support for InDesign?
InDesign were and still is very slow. Now I work on an iMac 2017 with i7 processor with 4.2 GHz and Radeon Pro 580 8GB graphics with InDesign 14.0.1. The i7 is a Quadcore CPU but if InDesign works, it still works on just 1 Core! So InDesign ist still slow and the Beachball appears very often. Photoshop instead uses all the performance of this great machine.
Isn't it possible, to use all CPU-cores and maybe additionally the GPU with InDesign, to increase the performance?
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Georg Plettner commented
Please Adobe, try harder. Maybe you could program pdf baking that uses one CPU thread per InDesign page. Those pages are stored in RAM and eventually they get merged and saved to disk.
Is there anything new about this? We are at the end of 2020, and the software is working slower than layout software 20 years ago
Same here: MacBook Pro i9, bought on july 2019. When I export a pdf the cpu usage of InDesign reachs over 100%.
BRAND NEW TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR 28-CORE MAC PRO
....still spending time watching load bars and beachballs.
Adam Southerland commented
Hard to believe we are entering another decade without multi core support.
While some of the 2019 and 2020 added features do save me time daily, I could wager that it’s less time than I spend waiting on InDesign to compute without using all the expensive hardware it has access to, yet ignores.
Please, Adobe let this be the year, not the decade, when you take these requests seriously.
Same problem here. InDesign utilizes only ONE CPU core, no matter what. It could be great not to see the spinning beach ball working in InDesign 14.0.2 on this machine:
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
CPU: 3.6 GHz Intel Core i9 (8-Core 16-Threads)
RAM: 16 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
GPU: Radeon Pro 580X 8 GB
Storage: SSD (Write 1900 MB/s Read 2400 MB/s)
At bigger operations (export to pdf or print) the CPU is at 100% but only a single core. If we could use more cores, that would make a huge difference.