I'm running blender 2.79b and Blender won't recognize my card.

AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, GCN 1st gen architecture OpenCL™ Version: 24.20.11021.1000 Vulkan™ Driver Version: 2.0.33

Am I missing something to set it up in an official release?

I tried looking through GraphicAll.org for alternatives and found This Version of Blender

While it did recognize my card the colors of light was incorrect and differed from the cpu rendering of the scene.

Thanks in advance!


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From Blender manual on OpenCL support:

OpenCL is supported for GPU rendering with AMD graphics cards. (We only support graphics cards with GCN architecture 2.0 and above).

2.79 release log says:

Due to various issues with drivers for AMD GCN 1.0 architecture, those cards are no longer supported for Cycles rendering "

The support was dropped so you need Blender 2.78c version or a newer card.

  • $\begingroup$ Oh well, thanks for the info. Looks like its time to go back .01 till I can upgrade this old machine. $\endgroup$
    – Skizors
    Jun 16, 2018 at 16:48

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