Performance Issues

How do I enable the GPU Performance feature?

In the application bar, click the GPU Performance icon and select GPU Performance. Learn more about GPU Performance.

Why does the GPU Performance feature cause odd behavior?

First, make sure that your video adapter drivers are up to date. If that doesn't resolve the issue, follow the solutions in this GPU Performance troubleshooting guide.

Illustrator is running slow. What can I do to make it run faster?

Try these techniques to optimize Illustrator performance on Windows or Mac OS X.

Does Illustrator work on Apple computers that use the M1 chip?

Illustrator runs natively on Apple computers with the Apple silicon M1 chip at 1.5X speed of similarly configured previous generation systems. For more details, see Illustrator for Apple silicon.