2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 13, 2015 5:19 AM by dj_paige

    No GPU acceleration in LR6.1.1 with AMD R9 200 series - disabled due to errors


      Adobe's leveraging of the GPU just seem to be so flaky. I upgraded a HD6000 series card to a R9 280 (at reasonable expense!) to try to get some advantage out of the GPU but still no luck.


      GPU acceleration is disabled due to error.


      My set up is:

      Lightroom version: 6.1.1 [ 1032027 ]

      License: Perpetual

      Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition

      Version: 6.1 [7601]

      Application architecture: x64

      System architecture: x64

      Logical processor count: 4

      Processor speed: 2.4 GHz

      Built-in memory: 8190.5 MB

      Real memory available to Lightroom: 8190.5 MB

      Real memory used by Lightroom: 1356.1 MB (16.5%)

      Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 1318.5 MB

      Memory cache size: 208.2 MB

      Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4

      Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2

      System DPI setting: 96 DPI

      Desktop composition enabled: Yes

      Displays: 1) 1920x1200

      Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No


      Graphics Processor Info:

      Check OpenGL support: Failed

      Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.

      Version: 3.3.13399 Core Profile Context 15.201.1151.0

      Renderer: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

      LanguageVersion: 4.40



      Following the Adobe help they have identified an 'issue' with with the AMD Catalyst package 15.7 (which contains the driver version 15.200.1062.1004) and recommend updating to the 15.8Beta package (containing driver 15.201.1151.0) - I've tried both and still GPU acceleration is disabled due to errors.


      My original install of LR6 did get GPU acceleration with AMD driver 14.501.1003.0 but I can't roll back to that now (and it caused some display errors in IE11)


      Any help gratefully received