3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2014 8:29 AM by dj_paige

    What Mac specs for Lightroom happiness? LRs use of multi core & GPU etc

    davidgordon Level 1

      I'd like to update a 2010 MacBook Pro 2.6 i7 with Lightroom in mind. I'm not sure if I've found a definitive answer about whether LR (meaning LR 5.5) makes full use of all cores available. Simply put, will LR run twice as fast on a quad-core as a dual? The most sluggish part of LR for me is its drawing of thumbnails and rendering larger or 1:1 views. Am I correct in thinking this is because LR does not make use of the GPU (as, for example, Aperture does to obvious advantage)? In which case there's no point paying extra for a fancy GPU - as far as LR is concerned?