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Greetings to the forum,

 

I've been using the trial versions of both Designer and Photo until yesterday when I purchased both full versions .. INCREDIBLY AWESOME replacements to the big cumbersome apps of the past.

 

But .. I have a question.

 

I'm using Designer to work on a .pdf file which has now been saved as an .afdesign file, and there are 'many many' layers. The program felt a little slow while I was doing a move, and Designer locked up fo a while ... so while waiting I checked in my Activity Monitor to see whether I was running out of RAM (6 total, only using 4, not ideal but not bad), then did a terminal: "top -n 10 -o cpu" to see how busy the CPU was .. I saw that no matter what was going on, Affinity Designer was never using more than 100%, which was a little ODD .. I have an 8 core 2008 Mac Pro, which while admittedly old, usually shows most programs using 500 or 600% when they start to get thirsty for processing power like this.

 

I'd like to know if Designer is able to use multiple CPU cores, and if so, what's going on with my setup?

 

(EDIT: Just noticed that sometimes it uses more than one core (saw some 455% here and there), but when it's doing a big move of curves, Designer only uses 1 core .. does this make sense?)

 

I have a Mac Pro 3,1 2 x 2.8 ghz Quad-Core Xeon .. running the latest of ElCapitan 10.11.1 I only have 6 gigs of 800 mhz DDR2 installed as they're crazy expensive still due to all the cooling and mac certification etc.

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Hi g01d10x,

 

I have been unable to replicate this at my end when I use the [top -n 10 -o cpu] command and perform various tests. In Terminal my CPU shows as well over 100% hitting highs of 273%. It is also showing as higher than 100% when I use the Activity Monitor on my Mac. I have a  1.7GHz dual core i7 and 8GB DDR3 however so hopefully someone with similar specs to you will also be able to test this and see what results they get.

 

C

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