GPU USELESS For Lightroom Classic!

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GPU USELESS For Lightroom Classic!
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Received my new Ryzen 3900X system today and just started messing around with it.

I grabbed my 16MP Fuji XT1 and filled the SD card with 1,912 RAW photos and imported to Lightroom.   Let me just say that this CPU is a LOT faster than my previous i7-6700.

It only took 1 minute and 40 seconds to import all.  Translation:  I'm very happy

With the GPU enabled the import time is actually six seconds slower, at 1:46.

I just want to say that I'm so glad I didn't go crazy and obsessed about buying a really expensive GPU and I'm happy with the used $180 GTX 1070 I got and if I had gotten one it would have been money being thrown to the trash.  I personally don't do anything in LR that I feel is so advanced that a "high end" GPU is required.  Maybe there are certain functions that others might use or that I'm not aware of, but me (personally) I just don't bloody see it.

The good:  You will save a TON of money by ignoring the GPU.

I know, they are sooooooooooooooo nice and cool looking aren't they?

The bad:  Adobe looks really bad simply because it's software is pure garbage for GPU usage.  I feel really bad for whoever purchased a very expensive GPU for this application thinking the GPU will kick A** and then it must hurt to see that the GPU does nothing.

I purchased my GPU used so I'm cool with that, but if I had paid over $200 for a new one forget it I would simply unplug it and return it and get something cheaper until Adobe upgrades Lightroom to take 100% advantage of those massive expensive graphics cards.

Anyway, I'm sorry that the time here is midnight and I have to go rest so I'll catch up here tomorrow

 Batdude's gear list:Batdude's gear list
Fujifilm X10 Nikon D4 Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm X-T1 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D +8 more
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