Lightroom 6 CC Lower VRAM sytem requirements please, to make more accessible for more buyers.

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Lightroom 6 CC system requires a minimum 1 gig of VRAM (video RAM) unlike Lightroom 5. For many users even with a relatively new computer (2 years old) with a Macbook Pro with Intel HD 4000 384 megs built in VRAM, and NIVIDEA GeForce GT650 PCIe 512 megs of VRAM a total of 896 megs of VRAM and still it is not enough Video Ram for the new Lightroom. This not only affects Mac users but Windows users too who would like to either get a Adobe Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC. With the price of new Macbooks going up and up, it would be nice if Adobe could have designed a new set of software with lower system requirements without customers having to go out and buy another computer just to use the latest software. BTW I have 16 gigs of RAM, so if it could have used RAM instead of VRAM I would have been fine. Even if it was slower, it would be possible to get and use the new software sold by Adobe. My suggestion is to make the software more readily accessible (system requirement) for more buyers on the market.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Those higher specs are only required for the new GPU feature, not for the program as a whole.
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If you turn off the graphics acceleration in the Performance Prefs then LR will be using the CPU and RAM instead of GPU and VRAM.
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Yes but, if I go out and buy Lightroom 6 DVD (which is what I would like and I can't return to the store an opened box, where I have failed to read the system requirements) or get the online subscription to the CC, ignoring the System Requirements for newer Lightroom, I will only have myself to blame. System requirements are 1 GIG VRAM and sugested 2 GIG VRAM for larger monitors. I have read in a major online website, user reviews of the newer version and people have been complaining about it crashing. My suspicion is they didn't read the System Requirements before buying it and installing it.
Adobe Lightroom 6 and CC System requirements https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/sys...
What I think I will do, is download and try the free trial of the Lightroom 6/CC and see if I have any of the problems others have complained about while changing the settings as Steve Sprengel suggested if I have any hiccups in performance. Thank you both Victoria Bampton and Steve Sprengel for your help.
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I think LR is smart enough to not even try using the GPU if there isn't enough memory.