I've been having extremely bad interface lag for a long time that forced me to use old versions of photoshop, but I assumed it was something with my system or windows install so I waited.
This week I upgraded to a completely new system, fresh install of everything, not one piece of the same hardware or anything. It's a beefy machine too - 5900x, 64gb 3200mhz ram, RTX 3090 and 5tb of high speed SSD.
But even these specs are apparently not good enough to run the photoshop interface anymore.
I am STILL having the same buggy, glitchy and laggy interface issues I had before. They are made worse if I turn off flick pan (which I have always had off ever since it was introduced and it was no issue) but even with default settings photoshop can barely deal with it's interface.
I'm not sure if it had to do with a large amount of layers but yesterday my document eventually would not let me pan around at all, the canvas would glitch out to some weird spot on the screen and would always glitch back to that spot if I tried to pan with the hand tool. I had to quit and restart to fix. This happened multiple times.
I paint so there are a lot of fast actions so it's extra noticeable. If I hide the UI pressing TAB and go to full screen edgeless mode it runs a little better when it's the canvas only, but that's not a realistic workspace for me.
At this point I'm desperately trying to find an alternative software so I can stop using Photoshop, as I spend the majority of my life in these programs and this poor performance is making it extremely unpleasant.
I used to love photoshop, now I am starting to loathe it and I'm not sure what to do anymore.
Bug, Crash or freeze, Performance, Problem or error, Windows
No issues with PS lags here on an old machine with a combination of 64GB RAM, SSD SATA and spinning hard drives, or on a new build with 128GB RAM a combination of M2 PCI and SSD SATA drives. I only use the RTX2080ti but always use the NVidia studio drivers though and clean install them. I never install the game ready drivers or that Geforce "experience" rubbish that they add in.