When I try to run Blender 2.8, I get the error "Device init failed: 0x80070490"

My Windows 10 PC has the following graphics card:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

According to the geforce.com site, the OpenGL version on this card is 4.4, which should be plenty for Blender 2.8. So why is it refusing to run?

Thanks in advance!!!

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    $\begingroup$ You are most possibly using the Installer version of Blender 2.80 Beta. Try the zipped version, extract it to your desktop and run blender.exe from there. $\endgroup$ Mar 26, 2019 at 20:15
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    $\begingroup$ No, I used the zipped version. $\endgroup$
    – O.T.Vinta
    Mar 27, 2019 at 21:09
  • $\begingroup$ It should work. It is very likely that updating your GPU drivers will help, but if it doesn't, you should report this as a bug. $\endgroup$ Apr 19, 2019 at 7:51

1 Answer 1


Try updating your driver. Sometimes older versions don't have the same support as newer ones.


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