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Warning to those looking to use Adobe CC on M1 Macs
I know I would have appreciated this info before going all-in on M1, so I’m sharing it here for those in a similar situation to me.
Adobe CC runs on M1 via Rosetta, but it is somewhat flakey in places. General speed of operation is a little lower than on an Intel 6-core Mac mini. Based on the shear power of the M1 I was expecting it to be a tad faster, even while running through Rosetta 2, that is not the case. It’s going to be a while until CC really shines on Apple’s silicon.
Photoshop. Runs fine and I’ve had almost no issues with this both on the beta version and the Rosetta version. It’s not super snappy, but it’s fine. 8/10
XD. Not as fast as on the Intel hardware and scrolling is not as smooth, which is a real shame. Really looking forward to XD going native as I think it will scream on the M1! But for now it’s a 7/10.
InDesign. Scrolling is better than on Intel silicon, but there are often 10 second freezes where the entire thing locks up. This happens around 4 times per hour. I’ve noticed that setting InDesign to render using only the CPU seems to fix this issue. A few other GPU glitches can be seen from time to time, which are fixed by zooming in and out again. The worse behaved of the CC apps I’ve tested so far. Fingers crossed Adobe get this over to M1 code as soon as possible! 6/10
Illustrator. All good, much the same as on Intel silicon. 8/10.
Lightroom. Great! Not blazingly fast, but fast. Occasional issues where the app will not launch until rebooting the Mac. 8/10.
Muse. Seems fine to me. A little slower than I expected, but it works! 7/10.
In conclusion, if you are going to be using Adobe CC for most of your working day and you already own a 6 or 8 core Intel Mac it might be worth waiting until at least your main CC app is ported to Apple’s silicon.
If like me your work is a mix of Adobe and Apple apps, then you might want to swap over now and take the hit on the Adobe apps as all of the Apple apps are so much faster than on Intel!
Edit: Had the XD and InDesign scores mixed up.
Another Edit: Added observation about GPU rendering in InDesign.
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