I recently purchased a new GPU, and AMD RX550 (4GB), but in Blender OpenCL does not appear as a choice. Would this have to do with the fact that AMDGPU-PRO drivers include AMD's OpenCL? I don't think xserv is running with the public OpenCL - How do I test that?
Processor: AMD FX on a Gigabyte 970A MB with 16 GB of Ram (GPU not integrated)
GPU: AMD XFX Radeon RX550 (Polaris 12)
OS: Ubuntu 16.04
Initially I installed version 2.76b (2.76.b+dfsg0-3build1) from the Ubuntu Software Center. I would see similar to the above screenshot only I would also see "CPU" as a choice.
The bummer is that I haven't seen or been able to utilize my GPU for rendering.
After reading a bunch of threads on this problem, I thought maybe it was my setup not working in that version (some had success with installing a direct package from the Blender.org website).
So, I downloaded and unpacked 2.78c from the website. When I ran blender it looks like the above screenshot. When it renders, it renders using the CPU (obviously as default), because I can see with my System Monitor the CPUs being pegged.
I'm still bummed though, because I can't use my GPU to render. Any ideas on how to get my system and blender to communicate? (that's my hypothesis...)
I (re-)downloaded and installed the latest drivers from AMD: AMDGPU-PRO Everything appears to have installed correctly - AMDGPU-PRO, OpenCL, etc...
However after install, I still have no choices
lspci | grep VGA returns
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device 699f (rev c7) - the name is a bit different, but it should be available, yes??
Any ideas on next steps?
Thanks for any help! --Dave