Lightroom 6 GPU support for Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Windows 8.1 64-bit)?

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Is GPU acceleration supported for Intel 4000 with the latest driver? LR6 GPU FAQ requirements below. However, new Intel 4000 driver (Version: incorporates support for DirectX 11.0 (which dates from Windows Vista (see below)), OpenGL 4.0, & OpenCL 1.2 (see Intel® Download Center).

Note: Intel HD Graphics 4400 supports DirectX 11.2 (may exclude some optional features), OpenGL 4.3, and OpenCL 1.2

extracted from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Help | Lightroom GPU FAQ
Minimum System Requirements

64-bit OS versions only
OpenGL 3.3 and later
Mac OS 10.9 and later
Windows 7 and later
Note: Intel 4400 or later required

Note: GPU acceleration is disabled on Mac OS 10.8

Note: GPUs running under virtual machines are not tested or supported.


Intel Information Center

Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

Report Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Report Time [hh:mm:ss]: 1:28:22 PM
Driver Version:
Operating System: Windows* 8.1 (6.3.9600)
Default Language: English (Canada)
Installed DirectX* Version: 11.2 <= Graphics Driver’s DirectX version
Shader Version: 5.0
OpenGL* Version: 4.0
OpenCL* Version: 1.2
Physical Memory: 8077 MB
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Processor Speed: 1796 MHz
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 0166
Device Revision: 09

DirectX Versions
(extracted from How to install the latest version of DirectX)

DirectX 11.2 is included in Windows 8.1.
Note There is no standalone update package for DirectX 11.2. You can only install this DirectX version through Windows Update in Windows 8.1,
DirectX 11.1 for Windows 7 SP1
DirectX 11.0 for Windows Vista SP2
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Correction to above post:

Supported DirectX* Version: 11.0 <= Graphics Driver’s DirectX version
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I am having problems with LR crashing and running very slow. I have the Lenovo T530 with Intel HD 4000 graphics and the latest (but still older) driver version provided by Lenovo.

Did you load the drivers from Intel directly without issues?
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Yes, I downloaded the driver directly from the following link:

I did notice that my laptop occasionally reverts to the older (laptop vendor provided) custom driver. However, it only takes a few moments to (re-)update the driver to the latest version.

Hope this helps.

Btw, have a look at for more information.