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Hi, everyone,

I have Affinity Designer installed on 2 computers with Windows:

  • HP laptop with i5-4210U and Radeon M255
  • Desktop with Ryzen 5 1600 ann NVidia 1050Ti

 

When I have around 4 or more files open, my CPU usage is between 50–75%. All the time, even when idle. This happens on both machines.

Can someone help me with this issue? It's really frustrating, the laptop becomes practically unusable.
Thanks.

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Poměrně známý problém - stačí prohledat fórum.

Např.

 

Kritický počet otevřených souborů nějak souvisí s počtem jader procesoru.

 


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, Build 18362.418.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.

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It sounds like we're not letting go of the resources if you've got multiple views open. Each view is being rendered at 60fps as well. Have you checked to see if you have any accidental selections? Try pressing Ctrl+D to deselect and see if the usage comes down.


I've seen a few posts where we've identified high CPU usage on idle so I'll find out if we're doing anything about it.

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No, I don't have any accidental selections, pressing Ctrl+D doesn't help.
The only thing that seems to help is when I have only 4 or fewer files open. Then it usually goes down to around 2% of CPU usage
(thanks, @Pšenda)

I can live with that, but it's really uncomfortable.

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Hmm, I would expect the i5 to somewhat struggle (occasionally) as I believe it only has 2 cores? The Ryzen shouldn't be having this issue with its 6 cores... I've reached out to development so I'll let you know once I've heard back. 

 

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Just now, Chris B said:

Hmm, I would expect the i5 to somewhat struggle (occasionally) as I believe it only has 2 cores? The Ryzen shouldn't be having this issue with its 6 cores... I've reached out to development so I'll let you know once I've heard back. 

 


Great, thank you.

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Please can you test the behaviour using the latest beta build. 

You will always find it in the first (pinned) post at the top of this beta forum. 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/33-designer-beta-on-windows/

The beta version installs side by side with the release build 


Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

Latest releases on each platform 

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On 1. 5. 2018 at 11:02 PM, Patrick Connor said:

Please can you test the behaviour using the latest beta build. 

You will always find it in the first (pinned) post at the top of this beta forum. 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/33-designer-beta-on-windows/

The beta version installs side by side with the release build 


Hi, Patrick,
i tested the beta on the i5 -- and the behaviour remains the same:

  1. I opened 4 files. After a while, CPU was around 60–70%.
  2. I clicked through all the files and pressed Ctrl+D. At first, nothing happened, but when I did it twice, usage went down to 0–5%.
  3. After a few minutes, CPU was again at 60–70%. (I was working in other programs and just left AD open).

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