So I know that it's impossible to use GPU on a Macbook Pro, running OSX, with Intel Graphic card in Blender 2.8 (I'm using 2.82). So I tried running Ubuntu on my Macbook with a USB booteable stick, blender works, but still says that Cycles will render from the CPU. So, is it possible to work? maybe it's because I'm running Ubuntu from a USB? Should I install something else?..thanks!

Macbook Pro 13 2015 Intel Iris Graphics 6100 OS is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Blender 2.82

  • $\begingroup$ is cuda driver /nvidida driver installed in ubuntu?.. can you try bootcamp windows10? $\endgroup$ – MFarooqi May 28 at 9:08

Unfortunately Intel's integrated GPUs don't fulfill the requirements for GPU rendering in Blender 2.8x. You would either need a:


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


OpenCL is supported for GPU rendering with AMD graphics cards. Blender supports graphics cards with GCN generation 2 and above. To make sure your GPU is supported, see the list of GCN generations with the GCN generation and supported graphics cards.

AMD OpenCL GPU rendering is supported on Windows and Linux, but not on macOS.

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  • $\begingroup$ oh ok! so it's the same either Linux or OSX, the problem it's the graphic card..I thought it was the SO. well, problem "resolved" hah...thanks! $\endgroup$ – Mordando Pasto Rulero May 31 at 0:44

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