Previewing Mid-High Complexity files incredible Sluggish - Losing time and money
So this has become tottally unnaceptable adobe.
For the price we pay monthly, it's unnaceptable that the engine used for rendering is so primitive in comparison with one used on other (more cheaper) software such as Affinity Designer.
This should be one of the features you should be focusing more.
In this thread i mentioned that since some versions of ILLUSTRATOR, the same designs i had years ago, started working more and more sluggish when previewing. And no matter the HW upgrades, it's the same. (i prefer how i worked on these 3-4 years ago)
The most intriguing stuff:
1. Clipping, panning, zooming, unearthly slow on files with complexity more than medium.
2. On GPU Preview - Illustrator is not using all the system resources in a balanced way (Nor CPU nor GPU) > It's only flooding the RAM (i've got 64) and when stuffing an artwork under multiple clipping paths, the RAM exponetially get's occupied, even though i CTRL+C just once. > The only solution to step back the RAM occupation is (funny) switching to CPU Preview
3. RAM Overkill (as stated above) > ending abruptly with Illustrator Crash.
The PC build is more than decent (12900K, 64 DDR4 of Ram G.Skill, 3080Ti, 980 SSD's)
Problem is present most of the time but it is exponential with the complexity and size of the file.
On the complex file i show in the videos, you can see how sluggish illustrator is, and how much latency it has, versus Affinity Designer 2 which has some sort of different interpretation when zooming and panning.
This is a 600 Mb file with indeed a lot of data inside.
Alex, the team has made some changes into panning and zooming and you can try how it works today, in Illustrator Beta.
The team is intended to improve the multi-threadingperformance, and has announced it here: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/20423296-make-illustrator-multi-threaded-on-cpu
Thank you for talking about it though. We need more cries like this, to make the team hear it and see the difference.
If you can — please send this file to the team for reviewing, at email@example.com
Mention the link to this report (http://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447/suggestions/47466008) also.