Lightroom: Crashing with GPU acceleration on (AMD Radeon driver 17.4.4)

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I am getting more and more frustrated with Lightroom. The app seems to be slower and slower, freezing often and the latest updates of Lightroom and my Radeon drivers make it now crash whenever I go to the develop module. Turning off GPU acceleration solves the crashing, but makes Lightroom even slower and that is really terrible. Are there any plans to improve this? I am seriously looking for alternatives now.
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Tomáš Chlouba

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Posted 2 years ago

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Official Response
AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.1, which according to its release notes:

"Fixed an issue causing crashes with Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10"

So at least some of the recent crashes with AMD drivers were caused by bugs in the driver, not LR.
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Arnold Bartel

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At my system (AMD RX470) this AMD update doesn't solve the issue and Lightroom crashes when switching to the development module (with GPU acc on)
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Michael Hils

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This old problem came back to my PC now. LR Classics Main Window turns black when switching from E to D(evelop) mode. Graphics adapter is an AMD R7 360, graphics driver and LR are up to date. Workaround as previously described (Vertical sync setting in Radeons Software) did not help. The workflow speed is affected, because some tools (radial filter etc) are slower without hardware acceleration.
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Jacqueline Pérez Solsona

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I have the same problem but I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT440.... in the develop mode.... Crashapp in lightroom