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I' m having trouble with rendering cycles with my CPU [intel core i7 Q740(1.73GHz)] and I was wondering if I could render better with my GPU (GeForce GTX 460M) (I know Blender doesn't have support for GeForce). If I actually CAN render better with my GPU is there a way I can make it compatible? Thank you in advance

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    Your card should be compatible according to this: blender.org/manual/render/cycles/gpu_rendering.html#cuda Make sure you have the latest drivers and the computer is confugured correctly. Keep in mind that is not only an old card, but with a very small number of cuda cores so don't expect any miracles in terms of efficiency. – cegaton Jul 2 '16 at 20:18
  • @cegaton thank you for your answer and may I ask would it work better on a laptop with GeForce GTX 860M GPU and intel core i7-4710HQ(2.50GHz) work way better than the previous? And again, thank you in advance – antonis Jul 3 '16 at 11:09
  • Do a search for the specs of the cards you are interested in. What you are looking for is the number of cuda cores (more is better). Also there are a number of people who've been doing what is called a "blenchmark": rendering the same scene on different machines and GPUs and comparing the results. Asking for hardware recommendations is off topic on this site. – cegaton Jul 3 '16 at 15:56
  • Oh Sorry, I forgot. thanks for the help though @cegaton – antonis Jul 3 '16 at 17:03
  • I have a GeForce GTX 750M and my CPU is faster! You may not want to use your GPU. (: – SilverWolf May 30 at 11:49