No Compatible GPUs found ...

Seen in Blender 2.8 User Preferences

System ... Cycles Render Devices ...

Version 2.78 recognizes the GPU. I understand that 2.78 and 2.8 have different requirements. Yet I would like to rule out other problems.

Is there any action I can take to correct this situation? Is there any steps I can take to investigate this situation. In the past I have rarely had to consider a situation like this with the GPU.

Windows 10 OS,

Nvidia 670M GPU Laptop. GeForce GTX 670M Compute Capability 2.1


System Info provided by Blender 2.8 as a text file.


Blender 2.80 (sub 75) System Information =


version: 2.80 (sub 75), branch: master, commit date: 2019-07-29 14:47, hash: f6cb5f54494e, type: build date: 2019-07-29, 09:44 AM platform: Windows


renderer: 'GeForce GTX 670M/PCIe/SSE2'

vendor: 'NVIDIA Corporation'

version: '4.5.0 NVIDIA 382.05'

Some links that were not particularly helpful to me




  • $\begingroup$ Sorry for the bad news, but @rjg is right. I had a similar issue and had to upgrade my GPU. $\endgroup$
    – Jody Smith
    Oct 10 '19 at 16:48
  • $\begingroup$ 📜🗞📰🎭😝... I M🚫😊 $\endgroup$ Oct 10 '19 at 17:03
  • $\begingroup$ @JodySmith. Would you like to comment on the choice between buying a different computer (not necessarily manufacturer new) and adding another used graphic card to the waste management system? I think we might be able to survive the open mouths regarding hardware discussion, because (low cost / use based software) which requires hardware purchases can cause 🤔. I have replaced GPUs on desktops ... but not a laptop. $\endgroup$ Oct 10 '19 at 17:10

The requirements for GPU rendering are higher than the minimum requirements for running Blender.

Supported Graphics Cards

These requirements are for basic Blender operation, rendering using the GPU requires slightly different requirements.

The manual states that CUDA compute capability 3.0 or higher is required for GPU rendering. Graphics cards that do not meet that requirement will not be listed in the preferences.

NVIDIA CUDA is supported for GPU rendering with NVIDIA graphics cards. Blender supports graphics cards with compute capability 3.0 and higher. To make sure your GPU is supported, see the list of NVIDIA graphics cards with the compute capabilities and supported graphics cards.

The Nvidia website lists the GeForce GTX 670M with a compute capability of 2.1, which does not meet the requirements for GPU rendering.

  • $\begingroup$ What timing. So immediate. We both listed the compute capability within minutes of each other I believe. I will mark your response within 48 hours. I do not want to hear such distasteful news, thus the slow hand. $\endgroup$ Oct 10 '19 at 16:45

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