Last year Adobe unveiled a new feature enhancement in Lightroom. One of the big features in the update was support for graphics processors (GPU) in order to speed things up in the Develop module. Adobe claimed that some users would see up to a 10x performance increase with the GPU helping the CPU out. I have not found that to be the case in Lightroom 6/CC, in fact it has slowed down my workflow in the develop module. It seems as if the benefit is only to those who use 4K or 5K monitors. Having the GPU on will help render those types a bit quicker. What about the great many who don’t have the higher end monitors, perhaps only sporting a HD monitor? If you have found this to be the case, here is how to turn it off. just go to the Edit Menu > Preferences > Performance to uncheck the “Use Graphics Processor” box.
Hope this helps someone speed up their workflow. Just wanted to pass this along 🙂
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