I think it would be faster to render with my gpu, but I can't seem to select it.

My GPU is an MSI gtx 1050 ti

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    $\begingroup$ please edit your question and add what GPU you have. What does the "Cycles compute device" in the system tab of the user preferences say?? $\endgroup$
    – David
    Dec 15, 2017 at 2:30
  • $\begingroup$ @David I just set it to CUDA it works now, it's only about 14 seconds faster though. Is it common for people to use their gpu or cpu? $\endgroup$
    – J. Czekaj
    Dec 15, 2017 at 3:31
  • $\begingroup$ if you have a good gpu then use it! 1050ti is a decent card, not super powerful, but like you saw even that can out perform a cpu. $\endgroup$
    – David
    Dec 15, 2017 at 3:32
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    $\begingroup$ PS please do not add "Solved" to a question. It would be better if you wrote an answer, and explained what you did to turn on GPU rendering. $\endgroup$
    – David
    Dec 15, 2017 at 3:41

1 Answer 1


Press ctrl + alt + u to open the "User Preferences".

Switch to the "System" tab and change your compute device.

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(I do not have a compatible GPU, but yours should show up here, if it is compatible.)

I recommend clicking "Save User Settings" so that this is saved for next time you open a new Blender file.

Your GPU should now appear under the GPU compute section.


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