I bought my computer two years ago. In 2.79 or earlier I can see my quadro 6000 listed in the CUDA settings but now, starting with 2.80 I cannot see it. Is there any way to fix this problem? I am using Windows 10 and I already updated my driver, but still, no change.

Thank you!


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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.

NVIDIA CUDA GPU rendering is supported on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Since the Quadro 6000 has compute capability 2.0 it's not supported for GPU rendering.


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