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. $\endgroup$ – metaphor_set Mar 26 '19 at 20:15
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    $\begingroup$ No, I used the zipped version. $\endgroup$ – O.T.Vinta Mar 27 '19 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. $\endgroup$ – Martynas Žiemys Apr 19 '19 at 7:51

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


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