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photo seems very cpu/power hungry

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well done on getting photo out. i done the beta, so jumped at buying the full product.

 

but one thing i have noticed is that photo seems to be pretty hungry in cpu. only after a minute or 2 of using it, the fan really starts to kick in.

but assume it is because it is early days yet until the product is fully worked out

 

whilst i dont have the most hardcore machine, it is way above the required setting for a machine. ill supply the specs

 

but well done none-the-less. looking forward to many more products* that are so well made and have a great direction ;)

 

best

 

*wonder if an after effects-type one would be in the works in the coming years? ;)*

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It's not CPU hungry. It is using OpenGL (3D Acceleration), so your MacBook switches to the dedicated 3D card which needs the fan after a few minutes. This is intentional. The use of OpenGL is one of many reasons why Serif/Affinity's products are so smooth and high performance, because it uses the graphics card to help out with drawing. You could try gfxCardStatus and forcing your MacBook to "integrated GPU only", which forces it to stay on the low-performance (but less hot) GPU, but Affinity Photo may not work at all if you do that, and performance will probably become awful since the integrated GPU is slow. Close Affinity Photo, use the tool to force integrated GPU only, and start Photo again. Good luck!

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Both Affinity apps have Preference settings under the Performance tab to enable or disable integrated GPU usage. No need to use gfxCardStatus...

 

 

It's not CPU hungry. It is using OpenGL (3D Acceleration), so your MacBook switches to the dedicated 3D card which needs the fan after a few minutes. This is intentional. The use of OpenGL is one of many reasons why Serif/Affinity's products are so smooth and high performance, because it uses the graphics card to help out with drawing. You could try gfxCardStatus and forcing your MacBook to "integrated GPU only", which forces it to stay on the low-performance (but less hot) GPU, but Affinity Photo may not work at all if you do that, and performance will probably become awful since the integrated GPU is slow. Close Affinity Photo, use the tool to force integrated GPU only, and start Photo again. Good luck!


2017 15" MacBook Pro 14,3 w/ Intel 4 Core i7 @ 2.8 GHz, 16 GB RAM, AMD 455 @ 2 GB, 512 GB SSD, macOS High Sierra

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