Hello, so i've been using CorelDRAW for the latest months, after a long time of not using older versions of it, so i've got the last version, and it seems to run pretty slow, and laggy on my system (i7 2600K 4,5GHz, 16GB of RAM)
I'm working with a couple of big files, and once the history list piles up a few hundreds of steps it gets insanely slow every time i pop it up, so it's basically impossible to work with the history tab permanently opened as i slows every action i do, even the lightest task takes 5-10 seconds from when i give the input to when it's completed.
I've investigated a bit and although the CPU usage stays pretty low during these events, the usage of one of the threads (my processor has 8 threads) spikes to 100, and stays above 90% for the entire duration of those 5-10 seconds, to then go back to 10-20% staying idle until i make another action, and it all repeats. So unless there's some option to change or some patch or something to apply, i'd say this is probably the LEAST multicore supporting piece of software i've ever used. Anyway i'm using the 64bit version as my system is 64bit and my hardware supports 64bit architecture.
Any idea on the matter?
CDGS poor performance is a fact and you can do nothing about it. Statement that every new version is a "better performance" is a lie. Lack of multicore support and GPU rendering is a result of heavily outdated engine which is copy-pasted through every single version since probably CDGS 12. There is no option to change and problably there won't be any for a long time. Add some multi-monitor problems, bugs and crashes (everything is still a result of outdated engine patched on the fly from version to version) and there you have it. The problem is also with Photo-Paint, so it is not something related only to Draw.
I've seen people who kept their operating systems as sterile as possible and upgraded their hardware in order to run CDGS faster. This is unreasonable. At the same time you could get better results with just switching to other solutions. Slowly degrading performance is either an artificial way of aging the product to convince you to buy never versions or a result of desperate attempts to rely on an outdated engine.
So my advice for anyone who is the same way frustrated with poor performance of this package: start seeking other graphic programs and companies which value your time and money better. Getting your job done faster is actually money saving for you in the end.
Sad but true, all you get from CorelDraw corporate, is buy this next version, don't ask us for help, buy the next version, we know it has bugs, buy the next version, we don't care about you, buy the next version, you just purchased our software, here buy the next version.