Solved: LightRoom 6 GPU supported for Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Windows 8.1 64-bit)

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HD Graphics 4000 is supported with latest Intel driver as shown by LR CC (2015) System Info report (text at bottom). Note an older driver (supplied by the laptop vendor) failed the GPU check.

Is GPU acceleration supported for Intel 4000 with the latest driver? LR6 GPU FAQ requirements below. However, new Intel 4000 driver (Version: 15.33.35.64.4176) 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.

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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: 10.18.10.4176
Operating System: Windows* 8.1 (6.3.9600)
Default Language: English (Canada)
Installed DirectX* Version: 11.2 = operating system’s DirectX version
Supported DirectX* Version: 11.0 = 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
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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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Extracted from LR CC (2015) System Info

Lightroom version: CC 2015 [1014445]
License: Expired Trial
Real memory available to Lightroom: 8077.7 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 339.0 MB (4.1%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 293.4 MB
Memory cache size: 0.0 MB
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 2
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX
System DPI setting: 115 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 1366x768, 2) 1366x768
Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No

Graphics Processor Info:
Check OpenGL support: Passed
Vendor: Intel
Version: 3.3.0 - Build 10.18.10.4176
Renderer: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
LanguageVersion: 3.30 - Build 10.18.10.4176

*** Note *** GPU check fails with older Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver
Check OpenGL support: Failed
Vendor: Intel
Version: 3.3.0 - Build 10.18.10.3308
Renderer: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
LanguageVersion: 3.30 - Build 10.18.10.3308
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Jan H.

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Now... Is the HD4000 supported, or not? The text suggests it is supported, however, the GPU FAQ states: "Note: Intel 4400 or later required " which implies that HD4000 is not supported...
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Assuming a recent driver, Intel HD Graphics 4000 does function with LR6 GPU acceleration. Don't expect miracles though :-)

See https://forums.adobe.com/message/7470...

- David
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Jan H.

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Regarding the miracles, I see that when GPU acceleration is turned on, speed in LR6 (6.0.1) is a little reduced. So for now I leave it deactivated (I have a HD4000 GPU on a i5 3570K).

Adobe should update their GPU FAQ though... ;-)
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From my experience, GPU acceleration does help but with some caveats (see https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/...)

- David