When I start the application it freezes for a bit, then after a minute or two it starts responding. It's more of an annoyance. I have tried to turn off GPU acceleration, with no luck.
I'm running Win 10, an Intel 6700K, 32GB ram. My catalog is on an SSD, while all my photos are on spinning hard disk. I also have a 980 TI.
figured my issue out. Avg virus scanner was apparently scanning things every time I opened lightroom. If I disabled it during lightroom start, fixes the issue.