I have an AMD Radeon R7 M265, and when I force OPENCL with the batch file it only shows Iceland, Intel HD and the CPU.

I followed this instructions:

  1. Windows keyR, type CMD, press ⏎ Enter, go to your blender folder. ex:

    cd C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender
  2. Press ⏎ Enter and then type: set CYCLES_OPENCL_TEST=all
  3. Start Blender with blender.exe
  4. Inside blender go to File -> User preferences -> System
  5. Under compute device select OpenCL and then your card
  6. Close the preferences and go to the render panel and select device: GPU Compute.

    I have the latest beta driver from AMD, but when I try to change the compute device it only shows this list:


Am I doing something wrong? Is my GPU is not supported? Or is it because it's in development and not every card is supported yet?

I've tried blender v2.74.5, v2.62, and v2.63. Every one gives the same list.


1 Answer 1


AMD GPUs appear in blender by the codename of the GPU

Iceland is the name of the processor inside your AMD card. Apparently they name their cards with the names of volcanic islands for that series of cards...

Choose that one and good luck.

AMD cards have a long list of problems with cycles. Some of the limitations for OpenCL rendering are listed on the blender manual: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/render/cycles/features.html

As an alternative, you might want to try other render engines, as detailed on this link: Alternative Render engines can I use instead of Cycles for AMD Radeon GPUs?

  • $\begingroup$ So I tried this but blender crashed. I then tried with experimental and the same thing happend.. Any though? $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2015 at 5:46

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