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c.s.
Jun 18, 2012, 06:46 AM
Is it GPU? RAM? CPU? All of the above? Just trying to determine best hardware for my next computer, and I use InDesign every day.



HentzDynasty
Apr 21, 2013, 09:10 AM
You're looking mainly at RAM and Video Card. How much of each will be determined by your preferences in your software configuration under InDesign -> Preferences -> Performance

phoenixsan
Apr 22, 2013, 05:52 AM
on my forays in CS use, that high quality display mode works best in single images. Not so good idea in multi-paged documents. Having said the latter, I think the most taxed hardware in this mode are the GPU and RAM. You are no applying a filter or making a conversion between formats (CPU intensive tasks IMHO).

But somebody can prove me wrong....:o


:):apple:

designs216
Apr 22, 2013, 07:18 AM
on my forays in CS use, that high quality display mode works best in single images. Not so good idea in multi-paged documents.


I use Indesign all the time and this has been my experience as well. Although I've got a hex processor, 1GB VRAM and 32GB RAM, the High Quality display mode is sluggish. For this reason, I suspect the issue is not hardware but rather software related. Perhaps Adobe has yet to optimize the software to take advantage of available horsepower -- this has been the trend for several years.

For this reason, I would avoid swinging for the fence when you purchase your next machine. When I bought my Pro for example, I bought the hex as I considered it to be a good compromise between baseline and 2nd mortgage.

mono1980
Apr 22, 2013, 12:50 PM
I use Indesign all the time and this has been my experience as well. Although I've got a hex processor, 1GB VRAM and 32GB RAM, the High Quality display mode is sluggish. For this reason, I suspect the issue is not hardware but rather software related. Perhaps Adobe has yet to optimize the software to take advantage of available horsepower -- this has been the trend for several years.

For this reason, I would avoid swinging for the fence when you purchase your next machine. When I bought my Pro for example, I bought the hex as I considered it to be a good compromise between baseline and 2nd mortgage.

High Quality display always worked great on even older machines for me.. until CS5 came out. Then it turned into a sluggish mess. I'm not sure what the difference is between version, but it's always angered me.

spacedcadet
Apr 22, 2013, 04:22 PM
In High Quality Display mode, InDesign slows down to a crawl if you have imported 1200dpi bitmap TIFFs such as you would use on occasion for a spot ink or foil plate.

They are tiny files so there's no reason for this in 2013. Quark never had a problem with them.

designs216
Apr 22, 2013, 08:32 PM
In High Quality Display mode, InDesign slows down to a crawl if you have imported 1200dpi bitmap TIFFs such as you would use on occasion for a spot ink or foil plate.

They are tiny files so there's no reason for this in 2013. Quark never had a problem with them.

Do you use Quark? I remember thinking when Indesign first debuted that it would never replace the old mainstay. Indesign stuck around and improved and still the standard stagnated and eventually fell out of favor. I switched over and have never gone back to see if Quark ever caught up.

spacedcadet
Apr 23, 2013, 03:34 AM
Have been Adobe only in our studio since CS3, I do miss a few things in Quark, but at the end of the day, they're just tools to let you design.