PHOTOSHOP CC 2014: Spot Healing Brush Content-Aware slow on large files

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I updated from Photoshop CC to CC 2014. When working with ultra large format scans (more than 3 Gigapixel) the Spot Healing Brush set on Content-Aware takes unusually long (5-7 seconds for retouching small dust spots). In Photoshop CC the same Content-Aware Spot Healing Brush actions were executed instantly without any perceived delays once I've pointed a source for the Clone Stamp tool (which I found weird but doing so really made the Spot Healing Brush faster on large files). On smaller images it's still very fast on CC 2014 but not on the 3.5 GPixel images I'm working on at the moment.
I know there have been some changes/improvements for the Content-Aware tools but in this case it's seriously hitting the performance. I haven't noticed any other slow-downs in processing performance with the update.

I'm working on a dual-CPU (2 x 2.4 GHz 6-core) and 128 GB RAM Windows 8.1 machine. I've allowed Photoshop to use up to 120 GB RAM. My performance settings are the same for Photoshop CC and CC 2014.

Could you optimize the performance of the Content Aware function in CC 2014 to work as fast as it did in CC?
If not, could you allow the choice to use the older (less complex) Content Aware functions of Photoshop CC?
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Dominique Ventzke

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