When I use KUDA shaders, my GUI is partially gone. I can't see the hotbar, and I can't see the menu when I press ESC, but I can still use it by clicking blindly. Additionally, there's a weird pattern mostly at the bottom of the screen. Another thing is that the lighting changes completely when I look around; a dimly-lit cave entrance becomes bright when I look directly at it.
Game Version: 1.12.2
Mods: Forge 22.214.171.12468, OptiFine 1.12.2 HD U E3, WorldEdit 6.1.10, KUDA Shaders v6.1 Legacy
It's not designed specifically for that purpose but it runs games well. I don't see what the issue is; workstation laptops are classified as higher-end. This is because they typically have more memory, with better GPUs and processors. Overall, it's better than a normal laptop and a lot of desktops, rather than worse.
Also, I think it's a software issue; a problem with my minecraft or mod installation as opposed to a hardware issue.
The issue with the hotbar and menu was resolved by turning off anti-aliasing. Everything else was resolved by switching to another shader. I was right in that it was an issue related to software rather than hardware.
Also, my GPU can handle shaders. FPS is a bit low at 20 FPS, but it's perfectly fine in my opinion; I wasn't expecting great performance with shaders.