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Is a GTX1660 card the best for cycles for its price? [closed]

I would have a ryzen 5 3600 3.6gHz if that makes a difference.
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External GPU for 2016 Macbook Pro [duplicate]

I am running Blender on a 2016 Macbook Pro that is not equipped for rendering. My renders are taking ages (6 to 8 hours to render wooden products on white background). I want to make interiors renders ...
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Graphic card not detected when installing from flatpack or .deb

hey guys im having a bit of problem, im on pop_os! 20.04 LTS, and the blender from pop shop (both .deb and flatpack) didn't detect my graphic card, strangely, tar xz downloaded from official blender ...
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InCompatible GPU on laptop: Can I make it work or should I get a new machine?

Disclaimer: You’ll have to explain things to me as if I were a 5 year old. I have a Mid 2012 Macbook Pro (13 inch) and a Dell Inspiron 15 3521. Both have graphics cards, none of them are recognized/...
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Viewport Performance - CPU or GPU?

Which piece of hardware affects viewport performance most (both playback and general just moving stuff)?
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How to get Blender to stop recognizing my keyboard in Pop! OS Linux?

I just upgraded Pop! OS to 20.04 a week ago. Everything has been good except for Blender :( Now just seconds after I open any blender file the keyboard stops. I can continue using the mouse but not ...
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Unexpectedly slow preview; how to properly configure Blender to utilize the available hardware?

I'm seeing unexpectedly poor performance in previewing a single 4k 30fps video I have imported into the sequencer. I have experimented with checking either and both CPU and GPU in ...
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RTX Quadro 4000 vs RTX 2080 [closed]

I`m from Russia so sorry for my English. I have to plan to start learn blender (sculpting and making short cartoons 5 min max) Now I have 8700K + 32 RAM + RTX 2080 Do be better to change GPU to RTX ...
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Supported GPU's not showing

I currently have 2 R9 280's and according to blender all GPU's with the new OpenGL and GCN 1ste gen are supported. But in blender 2.79 and 2.82 I can't seem to use it in any way. I know AMD is not ...
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will blender eevee run well on a jetson nano?

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/autonomous-machines/embedded-systems/jetson-nano-developer-kit/?ncid=pa-srch-goog-75869&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-bbDj-7N6AIVIv_jBx1apgJiEAAYASAAEgKj4fD_BwE#cid=em06_pa-srch-...
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360° HDRI map issue in Eevee

I installed the new version and the world (default HDRI maps of world) doesn't appear correctly in viewport shading. I can see it in viewport just like in ortho mode or some kind of. How can i fix it? ...
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Why does Render Preview work but actually rendering crashes everything?

I have a somewhat complex test scene (not really that complex just a little demanding) Here's the render preview: The render preview works fine but when I press render everything just crashes, so ...
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Is there any advantage in keeping dual video cards? [duplicate]

I just upgraded my graphics card from Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti to Nvidia RTX 2070 SUPER. Is there any advantage in leaving the 1660-Ti in? The 2070 has shown a 30% increase in benchmark so far!
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Unable to scroll wheel zoom with a Wacom Intuous Pro - Seems to think I'm Pressing Shift?

I'm not sure if this is an issue with my tablet drivers, or with blender. I am using a Wacom Intuous Pro with touch is enabled so you can use two fingers to scroll wheel up and down. I've been using ...
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Graphics card for Blender - GeForce RTX 2060 Super

I'm buying new computer & there was a problem with graphics card. I want to buy "KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super". Computer master helps me choose computer, but he saw somewhere in internet warning ...
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Would Blender run on Trident X Plus Gaming PC?

Please excuse my naive question - but I have only ever owned Apple Computers. I want to buy a PC computer that will handle Blender (and Unreal Engine, honestly). I am looking at an MSI Trident X Plus ...
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Blender 2.8 and 3DConnexion's 3D mice

It seems that the new blender 2.8 now takes its NDOF parameters from 3DConnexion's settings via their SDK,.. and no longer configurable through preferences>input>NDOF. This is all good in that you ...
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Terrible VSE output performance when rending

I use Blender as VSE. I was going to edit some clips. my setting is in screenshot. Blender version: 2.81a, download from Steam. OS: Win7-64bit My Hardware: i7-4790k with 16G memory Nvidia Geforce ...
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Integrated Graphics Requirments for Newer Laptops?

I'm buying a 10th Gen Intel Core, HP laptop. The specs say it only has an Intel Graphics Coprocessor. Will it run blender 2.8? https://www.amazon.com/2020-HP-Touchscreen-Premium-Laptop/dp/B081SM57RY/...
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Hacks for improving performance on large scenes

Hi I’m using blender mostly doing exterior architecture visualisations. Through previous months I’ve found many problems that affects this software. But the main issue is lack of performance power ...
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is the AMD Radeon HD 5700 card supported?

I have a graphic card AMD Radeon HD 5700. Is this card is supported in Blender 2.81? I cant find the answer.
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Blender crashes after several hours of animation rendering

TL;DR Blender crashes after several hours of cycles animation rendering, why, have old hardware, need new PC anyway, want components that zucc the issue away. So I have a rather complex scene in ...
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Blender 2.81 crashed now no version starts

I've never had issues with any blender version up through 2.8 64 bit and was actually using blender when i noticed that 2.81 was released. I downloaded 2.81a on Dec 5 and it opened for a few moments ...
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Using razer Core X with amd 5700 XT on Mac [duplicate]

Hi I'm on the verge of getting an eGPU Razer Core X and an AMD 5700 XT on macbook pro 15" 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 32 G RAM for archviz but I need to make sure it's compatible with Blender
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Should I enable both my CPU and GPU in the CUDA preferences? [closed]

I am using blender 2.8 on windows 10. I have a question about System CUDA options. There are two checkboxes one for my graphics card GeForce GTX 2060 and another option for Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3....
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Hardware used for render [duplicate]

I have some issues with renderings My CPU and GPU date from '11. Can someone give me some specs that will do the job quick and with high quality? Hope i did not bothered you with my question and am ...
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Blender and Linux, Which Linux distrubution is best for Blender 2.81 [closed]

I just bought parts to build a computer for Blender, a Ryzen 7 3800m and RTX 2070 and 32 gb 3200 ram. I want the best OS for running Blender with that system. I understand Linux is the OS that allows ...
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I have better than optimal hardware but Blender keeps crashing

I am trying to get started using blender and follow a simple tutorial to get used to creating abstract renders for design work. While running blender even performing the simplest of tasks my computer ...
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New material crash after GPU change

my workstation was upgraded with a better GPU, but now Blender just crashes if I create a new material, even on the startup scene. Is there some setting to edit after changing the GPU?
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eGPU Vega 56 (Blackmagic) Mac + cycles problem

Hello I just got the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (blackmagic eGPU Pro) yesterday plugged it in to my brand new Mac mini (Mojave), it shows up in the menubar and as an alternative as a render engine,. My ...
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Too much RAM after load scene

My current project contains many object with 2K and 4K textures. I don't have problem with RAM during render, but only when I open this scene. It take more than 20GB and it take long time to display. ...
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Windows/Linux vs Mac 2019

You are always recommended to use windows/Linux to run blender but all the forum questions seem to be outdated by 7 years. I only thought of this because people tend to prefer to use photoshop and ...
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Just getting started, what hardware?

I am just getting stared in Blender and am enjoying the heck out of it so far. I have two systems I could work from and I'm trying to determine which would be better A 2.5Ghz i5 four core laptop ...
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What's your worst working hardware for Eevee?

I have blender 2.8 and Eevee just kicks me out of blender when render b utton is pushed. All other options seem to work fine as far as my limited experience knows. I have an AMD-A8, R5 integrated ...
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Budget PC Build for Blender 2.8 [closed]

I'm planning to build a pc for Blender 2.8, mainly for cycles rendering and sculpting. Will this build be sufficient for the task and for long term use? Ryzen 7 2700 Motherboard (supports crossfire) ...
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Blender keeps randomly crashing

Hello Blender community! I am working on Blender 2.8, trying to model a LEGO character. However, whenever I press certain buttons on the interface or press keys, Blender becomes unresponsive and ...
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PC requiements to use for Blender 2.8 [duplicate]

I'm new to blender so please forgive the ignorance. Can anyone tell me the optimum specifications for my PC I need to efficiently run blender 2.8.? Or would I do better to use a MAC. I am a visual ...
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Is my hardware what's causing Eevee not to render?

I've been using Blender 2.79 for a few weeks and just upgraded to 2.8. I want to try out a bunch of new tutorials using Eevee but it looks like I might not have a powerful enough computer. I've been ...
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Blender 2.8 doesn't recognize my graphics card for GPU [duplicate]

Blender 2.8 isn't recognizing my graphics card for gpu or opencl rendering. I'm using a mac with a Radeon Pro 580 8 GB graphics card. Are there any articles about best graphics card for use in Blender?...
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Slow Viewport Rendering: Bad Settings or Underequipped CPU?

Question Dear all, I'm trying to make a simulation in which Suzanne moves in a straight line through a piece of rubber cloth. Getting the settings of the cloth modifier right is quite hard due to ...
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Motion controller in blender

Hi all I'm looking for a way to move a 3d object using a motion controller like the PS move or Wii controller. Fingers crossed someone can help me out I've looked everywhere.
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ERROR: A Graphics card and driver with support for OpenGL 3.3 or higher is required

I can't execute newest Blender 2.80, it says that I need a graphics card that supports openGL 3.3 or higher Processor Description AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 2695MHz BIOS Version: ...
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Blender 2.8 causes all other versions to not run!

After installing 2.8 i use it for 5 min then it stops responding and crashes. I try to reopen and the console is blank and it never ends up working. All other versions of blender i have installed also ...
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Problem using branched path tracing with ati 1050 card

Every time I use branched path tracing in cycles rendering, I get an error message of cuda failed. I have an atI 1050ti nvidia card. It works fine with path tracing. For branched path I always need ...
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Are mining systems suitable for use as a render farm?

I recently found a motherboard that accepts up to 8 graphics cards (and therefore GPUs) directly, without the need for riser cards etc. It is marketed as a Mining computer for mining Bitcoin etc., but ...
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GPU for Blender- RX 570 or Nvidia/CPU- Ryzen or Intel?

CPU I've seen that ryzen 5 3600 outperforms my other two choices i5 9600k and i5 8400 but is it issue-free with Blender like the intel ones I mentioned? GPU I've also seen that rx 570 outperforms a ...
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Render times changing over course of render

I started rendering an animation in cycles in the late after noon than went to bed with it rendering rendering at around 25 sec per frame (when tested at what should of been the most labor intensive ...
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Feasibility of Raspberry Pi 4 render farm [duplicate]

With the recent release of the raspberry pi 4, you can now get a model with 4 gigs of ram as opposed to the old 1 gig and quad core 1.5ghz processor as opposed to a quad core 1.2ghz processor. I've ...
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Pen won't sculpt in blender

I've just started using blender. At first, my XP PEN was able to sculpt just fine using its pen. Now, however, the pen suddenly doesn't work when sculpting. The tablet recognizes the pen is there, as ...
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Does Blender 2.8 beta support the new gtx1660 [closed]

I'm thinking about buying a new PC with the recently released gtx 1660, so I want to know that is the 1660 can be used for blender 2.8 beta rendering, did anybody try it yet. I'm a newbie in blender, ...