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Questions tagged [hardware]

Use for questions relating to Blender's performance and usage of computer hardware.

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Is supported GPU dependant on the type of graphics card?

My GPU is a Geforce GT 220 but I cant use my GPU in blender. My question is: Is it really dependant on the type of graphic card? Should I buy a more powerful one? Or there is there some way to fix and ...
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No menu text in 2.8 Beta on Linux with GTX 760?

I'm trying to get a graphics card working with Blender that is Cycles compatible. I started with a Radeon 7000 series, that ran Blender fine, but froze the system as soon as I tried to do anything ...
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Is there a setting I can change in 2.8 that will prevent system lockup when attempting cycles rendering with an unsupported graphics card?

I have a Radeon 7000 series graphics card, on Linux Mint 18. AMD does not support their driver anymore (as far as I can tell based on old forum posts) and I can only use the open source driver for the ...
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My GPU makes a loud noise only when I use Eevee

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and just a few hours ago, while working, it started making a weird, pretty loud, sound. This happens while using eevee in rendered mode and navigating the viewport,...
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Blender 2.8 Troubles with PC

I bought a new laptop relatively recently, and I will list the specs below. Basically, I haven't been able to find anyone else with this problem yet, searched for weeks, but when I use the Blender 2.8 ...
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Blender 3d hardware error

I had blender 2.78 installed on my pc working greatly on windows 8. But as soon as I updated my window to windows 10, blender shows me this error "Blender - Can't detect 3D hardware accelerated driver!...
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What's the best monitor for Blender? [closed]

my old CRT is about to stop working altogether and I know nothing about new screens. I have read that LED screens are more damaging than LCD. I could just pick up a used CRT for $10 but I want to ...
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How do I pan in Blender using a Wacom 3D Pen?

I've just got a Wacom 3D pen for sculpting in blender and in the video Wacom released for the pen it shows you can navigate without using the keyboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcIVpiK3TXw ...
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Can rtx graphics cards run cycles renders in realtime?

Can Nvidia's realtime ray tracing feature be used to render with cycles in realtime?
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Wacom Cintiq pen input stops working when I launch Blender

I have a basic understanding of blender but don't know the ins and outs at all so I'm definitely a noob. Right now I have a Mobile studio pro connected to a dell xps 15 via usb-c. Whenever I open up ...
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Full Power in blender

I recently got a gaming laptop... an Asus GL703GE.... with an i7 8750h, 16 gigs of ram, and a GTX 1050ti... and i'm having trouble running blender in it... games run very smooth in high settings... ...
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What is a shading unit and a texture mapping unit in a GPU ? and how does it affect blender?

in a graphic card spec like here for example The GeForce GTX 970 was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GM204 ...
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Blender 2.8 - Keyboard not detected

I'm trying out the latest Blender 2.8 beta (tried both 15th and 16th of December) and I can't get Blender to detect my keyboard. No key works. If I look in the user prefs/input it's completely empty. ...
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What piece of hardware handles keyframes (specifically AnimAll V-Col)

I'm finding my current system is lacking (Trident 3 MSI) when it comes to doing V-Col masking keyframes for cell/toon shaded 3D animations. Physically painting the masks in vertex color mode also is ...
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Benchmarks for choosing the right CPU

Is there any reliable benchmark resource (website?) for choosing the right CPU for Blender? I found http://blenchmark.com/cpu-benchmarks, but they seem not reliable. For example, according to them, ...
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Which Mac should I buy for Blender 2.8? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a Mac for my godson who will be using it to run Blender 2.8. I know very little about this program. All I can find are requirements for a Mac that will run earlier ...
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Cycles rendering on 3x1080ti ----2x1080 with slow CPU and low RAM

I'm trying to use my mining rig like render farm. All carts are connected by raisers PCI-E x1 not PCI-E x16 ports. MB: ASUS Z97-E/C/SI CPU: Celeron G1840 Ram: 2GB GPU: 3x1080TI 3x1080 I use blender ...
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Error message when trying to open blender

I have downloaded blender but an error comes up ...can't detect 3d graphics card...blender requires card with open GL 2.1 How do I get this driver?...I am on windows 10 Thanks
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Render the same frame using multiple computers

Is there any way to use Cycles to render a frame with two computers? I have a desktop PC and a laptop, both with a GTX 1070 and I would like render the same frame having 2 tiles, each tile being a ...
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Cycles is not working

I switch to Cycles rendering engine in Blender but it doesn't switch rather Blender crashes. Previously it didn't happen but now after installing an NVIDIA 710 GT 2GB graphics card it keeps happening. ...
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OpenGL error on startup - Blender 2.80 - bumblebee

i can't open Blender 2.80 since it tells me that it requires OpenGL 3.3 to run. Well, when i start it with my intel graphics adapter everything is fine, but it fails, if i want to start it via optirun ...
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How to speed up when blender has suddenly slowed down?

My daughter has been using blender on a 2015 iMac with 2GB graphics card, 4GHz processor and 32 GB memory. Blender was working great until just now when she applied a smoke effect. She is surprised ...
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Which Mac setup would be any good for blender? [closed]

I have to use a Mac for work but also generate blender renders. Could anyone tell me what setup I should aim for? Much appreciated.
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Blender does not seem to utilize CPUs and GPUs effectively for rendering

I've just built myself a new machine because rendering times on my laptop were prohibitive. It's an i7900 10 core processor, 32GB RAM and two Quadro P4 graphics cards with 8GB memory each. The cards ...
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Can Blender take advantage of an HDR monitor?

Is Blender capable of using the full power of an HDR monitor? I'm familiar with using HDRI but as far as taking advantage of wider color spectrum, brightness and contrast of an HDR monitor are there ...
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CUDA error with new graphics card

I am in the process of learning Blender and I am completing one of the online courses through Udemy. I am trying to render one of the projects but I keep getting same error message: ...
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Hardware requirments to run blender the best [closed]

I am using blender to make a simple mold. I will not do gaming or animation just make the mold. Notice my old lap top of 5 years has an issue with the graphics a little and I think processing. I am ...
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GPU not showing up in Blender?

Just installed Zorin OS (a Linux distrubution) and installed Blender. I am running this Linux alongside Windows 10. So I go to the system tab in Blender and see that my GPU is not listed! Why is my ...
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which is best for blender rendering cpu or gpu [closed]

I am trying to learn Blender , my current system with i5 3230M with 8GB works all right but struggling , So I am planning to build a budget pc. It ll be really helpful if you anyone could help me out ...
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Does Blender work on IntelHD 4000

I just wanted to know if I need a high graphics card by that I mean like GTX 1000 etc. Because if I want to make a high graphics animation then I would need a high graphics card right?
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What is my PC Capable of Doing in Blender? [closed]

What is my PC Capable of Doing in Blender? Let me quickly display the stats of my current Laptop stats so you can understand what I am working with when I use Blender: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC OS:...
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Blender acting weird and crashing when GPU-rendering

I've been using Blender actively for a few years, but after i got my new 1080 it's been acting pretty weird. When i start rendering in cycles "panels" starts turning or flickering black, and other ...
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Pair Of Pro Duo for a Blender workstation

I am building a new workstation solely for working in Blender & am wondering if Blender would recognize and utilize 2 x Pro Duo. AMD Pro Duo description: https://pro.radeon.com/en/product/pro-...
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Is there a way to boost my performance manually?

When my files get around 190 MB big the performance gets slow. Especially when using dynotopology. It starts lagging and sculpting won´t work in real time. Isn´t 8GB RAM enough? Is my Mac already to ...
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Question about using multiple graphic cards to rendering

I have some questions about multiple graphic card . Now I am using GTX1060 6G .I want to add another graphic card to speed up my rendering process(For example: GTX 1060 6G x2 or GTX 1060 6g+GTX ...
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CPU Only at 40% during bake and render

My render and bake have recently started going by excruciatingly slow. My CPU is only at around 40%, and my GPU is sitting around 10 or 20%. I've been rendering a rather simple scene for almost 12 ...
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Using Blender on a Computer in another room

So the situation is that I have a PC in a room in my house and I would like to be able to use that PC whilst I'm in another room, bear with me, as I have just started a family and don't want to be ...
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Adesso T10 stops working in Blender [closed]

I just purchased a new computer which has Windows 10 Pro installed on it - my previous computer had Win 8.1. I installed my Adesso T10 graphics tablet driver, etc. but have run into an issue where ...
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Blender very slow after upgrading to windows 10

So I recently did an upgrade on my old laptop. Its a very weak laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon 3400 but blender always ran pretty well on it. Now after upgrading to windows 10 blender first said ...
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SSD Scratch Disk

Can Blender make use of a scratch disc? Use of a separate SSD as scratch disc in photoshop is new information to me. Can Blender also make use of such a setup?
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CUDA & OpenCL GPUs compatibility in Cycles

I would like to add second GPU to my rig (currently I have GTX 1070). My budget allows two options: 1070 ti or Vega 64 (which seems to be much faster in Cycles) The question is: can a CUDA based GPU ...
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Blender 2.79 freezes when I try to open file

Every time I try to do anything that involves action of actually looking at my computer files through blender, Blender stopps responding (right after I click the button) for 2-5 minutes before ...
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Budget gaming PC as render farm?

Admittedly, I am not very knowledgeable of hardware, but I am trying to put together a cheap render farm using the following with my Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop: GPU: 2X Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti CPU: ...
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How can I view my scene using the Oculus Rift CV1 and the OpenHMD branch of Blender?

On Graphicall there's a branch called OpenHMD, which basically should enable Blender to interact with VR glasses like the Oculus Rift. I do have a CV1 (consumer version) available, as well as a DK2 (...
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Recommendation for graphic card [closed]

My CPU is Pentium G2020 running on Gigabyte H61M-S2P motherboard with 8GB DDR3 ram. I want to upgrade for faster rendering without adding additional RAM on my machine or changing the processor. ...
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Blender GPU rendering pcie x16 to x1 using riser cables

Do blender GPU cycles rendering, need x16 or x8 pcie lanes? Riser cables enable 6 GPUs (depending on motherboard) because its using x1 pcie lane. Will it bottleneck or not because its doing only ...
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AMD High Bandwith Cache Controller - Unlimited Memory? [closed]

The Vega FE is already in stores. (not the cheaper RX) AMD has been advertising their High Bandwith Cache Controller on their new Vega cards. It is supposed to allow for VRAM objects to be offloaded ...
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Blender only renders with 20% of CPU

I introduce myself, my name is Kepa and it's my first message in the forum, I wanted to ask for help with a problem that I have when it comes to rendering via CPU. I attached image, of what I comment. ...
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Why can't I use GPU rendering in Blender?

Why is it that Blender will only allow me to render with a CPU (GPU choice is unavailable)? Or is it until I acquire a graphics card that is specially built for such a task? The images below show a ...
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Blender indefinitely using 100% of CPU while playing a simple animation in the editor

When I play a simple animation in blender, blender will start using 100% of the unused cycles on all the threads on my CPU. The animation is not rendered either and the thread utilization won't go ...