Strange Issue - despite having a compatible GPU - LR seems not to use it.
its sitting IDLE the whole time.
You have provided very few details.
You have a GPU that is 6 years old, why do you say it is supported?
What actions are you doing in Lightroom Classic?
Is the GPU turned on in Lightroom Classic?
How large (in pixels) is your monitor?
The GPU is still supported in the list.
Even if I have a newer version it still says the same - I have a P1000 Quadro too. Same issues.
Actions - Importing, generating LR Previews, Rendering out.
YES - GPU is turned ON.
The monitor is a FULL HD Monitor and also a DELL U2518, hardly makes a diff.
"Actions - Importing, generating LR Previews, Rendering out."
The GPU isn't used by Lightroom Classic during these actions.
Perhaps you are expecting LrC to actually use the GPU processor or VRAM in ways it simply does not.
And, unlike a high end game, LrC even when it does use the GPU for a performance advantage, does not actually use much of what us available.
Please post your System Information as Lightroom Classic (LrC) reports it. In LrC click on Help, then System Info, then Copy. Past that information into a reply. Please present all information from first line down to and including Plug-in Info. Info after Plug-in info can be cut as that is just so much dead space to us non-Techs.
Although this thread has been 2 years old, i still see that in most activites the GPU is sitting IDLE.
And nobody has done anything to improve the efficiency of LR during the import process?
and as requested here you go:
Lightroom Classic version: 12.0 [ 202210031128-9cb7185d ] License: Creative Cloud Language setting: en Operating system: Windows 10 Version: 10.0.19044 Application architecture: x64 System architecture: x64 Logical processor count: 8 Processor speed: 3.3GHz SqLite Version: 3.36.0 CPU Utilisation: 4.0% Built-in memory: 32726.5 MB Dedicated GPU memory used by Lightroom: 1830.1MB / 4019.0MB (45%) Real memory available to Lightroom: 32726.5 MB Real memory used by Lightroom: 5717.0 MB (17.4%) Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 8390.9 MB GDI objects count: 1204 USER objects count: 3001 Process handles count: 3818 Memory cache size: 9161.3MB Internal Camera Raw version: 15.0 [ 1261 ] Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5 Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX Camera Raw virtual memory: 2134MB / 16363MB (13%) Camera Raw real memory: 2136MB / 32726MB (6%) System DPI setting: 96 DPI Desktop composition enabled: Yes Standard Preview Size: 1920 pixels Displays: 1) 1920x1080 Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No Graphics Processor Info: DirectX: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (220.127.116.1159) Init State: GPU for Image Processing supported by default User Preference: GPU for Export enabled Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic Library Path: D:\#Lightroom Catalogs\NITIN-2021\NITIN-2021-v12.lrcat Settings Folder: C:\Users\NitinG\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom Installed Plugins: 1) AdobeStock 2) Export to Photomatix Pro 3) Flickr 4) Nikon Tether Plugin Config.lua flags: None