Disappointed with Illustrator performance using the M1 Ultra chip

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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I have found the performance of Illustrator on my new Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra chip disappointing!

 

In fact my much older MacBook Pro with a 2.5 GHz i7 performs better.

 

One example of this is scaling a selection of grouped images in a document. The images are placed tiff files, that have small file sizes. On my old MacBook Pro scaling the images occurs instantly. But trying to do the same thing in the same document on the Mac Studio results in the spinning beach ball and and lag.

 

I did a completely clean install of all of my Adobe apps and the preferences are set to optimise performance.

 

And given all the hype and claims that Illustrator runs much faster with Apple silicon now, I was expecting improved performance. But my own experience so far is that this is not the case at all!

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Adobe Employee , Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022
Hello @Offset, Sorry to hear about the freezing. This is not the experience we want you to have. I would request you to kindly check if Illustrator is behaving this way with specific files? If so, will it be possible for you to share the file here or via DM so that we can check it on our end? Also, please update Illustrator to version 26.3.1 and the macOS on your system to version 12.4 and share your observations. Looking forward to your response. Thanks, Anubhav Note: Marking correct ...

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Hello @Offset,

 

Sorry to hear about the freezing. This is not the experience we want you to have. I would request you to kindly check if Illustrator is behaving this way with specific files? If so, will it be possible for you to share the file here or via DM so that we can check it on our end?

 

Also, please update Illustrator to version 26.3.1 and the macOS on your system to version 12.4 and share your observations.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

 

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