Questions tagged [opencl]

Open Computing Language (OpenCL) is a framework for writing programs that execute across heterogeneous platforms consisting of central processing units (CPUs), graphics processing units (GPUs), digital signal processors (DSPs), field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and other processors.

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Are there any updated OpenCL vs CUDA benchmarks?

I'm about to retire my old PC and buy a new one. The major uses would be gaming and blender. So when it comes to buying a GPU, I'm taking those two things in consideration. Cycles on the GPU uses CUDA ...
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Does Blender support the new AMD Vega M GL graphics card? If so, how must it be configured in order to work effectively?

This is my very first post, so please forgive and correct me if I do something incorrectly. I recently purchased the new (as of May, 2018) Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop which has the new Intel Core i7 ...
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Enabling GPU rendering for Cycles?

I want to enable GPU rendering, but there is no option in User Preferences > System: Why is this? How can I get cycles to render using my GPU?
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Sculpting bad performance

I have an AMD Radeon RX Vega⁶⁴ graphics card and is experiencing slow performance while sculpting. Is there something wrong with the graphics card, or a bug in Blender? This just seems really odd, ...
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Eevee changing GPU selection does not work?

I am trying to render using the Blender 2.8 Eevee engine with different GPUs in different instances so that I can speed up my render times. For example, 3 open instances where two are rendering on my ...
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OpenCL option not available in Blender 2.79b running on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to enable GPU rendering with blender. But, I cannot see the option for opencl. Below is my hardware description: How can I add the option for OpenCL?
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Open CL error: CL_INVALID_ARG_SIZE

I'm relatively new to blender - I'm using version 2.79. I have been trying to render an animation using GPU with a Hilbert Spiral of 512x512. I keep getting an "Open CL error: CL_INVALID_ARG_SIZE" ...
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Blender on Linux: Dual-AMD-GPUs previously not found (single works, though); now working fine

I'm just trying to set up my workstation for Blender and got caught by a weird problem: Installing just a single GPU (AMD Radeon RX Vega 64) in the machine works fine with Blender. The GPU shows ...
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Very bad performance on Cycles OpenCL using Ubuntu 18.04 and Radeon VII

We've got a new render machine for our Company. Threadripper 1950x + dual Radeon VII + 64 gb of ddr4-3200 RAM. (Only one Radeon installed now for testing) Our CPU testing went flawless. With great ...
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Blender on Linux - list of AMD GPUs that work with Cycles/OpenCL [closed]

Which AMD GPUs are useable with a recent Linux, more specifically Ubuntu (18.04) and AMD drivers? Or are there some that definitely don't work? This question is not off topic because either a GPU ...
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“No compatible GPUs found” - Arch Linux

When I open Blender through terminal it has no error messages, however when I open settings I am greeted by this message. I am using an AMD Radeon R9 390X graphics card with the amdgpu driver. I know ...
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Can I render on both CUDA and OpenCL?

I have a vega 56 and a gtx 1060 both render just fine on their own but i would love to use them in unison if at all possible otherwise i will have to figure out how to sell my 1060 and buy an RX 590. ...
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Multiple GPU limitations with OpenCL and cycles?

I'm trying to make blender work with 20 GPU's, however I'm able to concurenntly force only 13 of them to work together while rendering one frame(13 tiles, one gpu per tile). Is there any limitation of ...
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Is radeon r4 compatible with Blender 2.8?

Hey everybody I was just wondering would AMD radeon r4 be compatible for openCL? Since it is integrated, openGL is out of the question. Specifically do you know what GCN architecture the r4 is? Any ...
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How do I get OpenCL with AMD RX 560 for Blender rendering? (GNU/Linux)

I'm sorry if this duplicate question is not allowed on stack exchange. I posted this in ask Ubuntu originally, but I figured I'd get a answer here. I'm trying to get back into Bender. The last time ...
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OpenCL device only visible as root

I'm trying to enable gpu rendering on my Vega 64 card in linux, but I can only do so as root. When I run blender as root user, this is what I see in preferences: The first one will cause my whole ...
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Why can't i render smoke with my AMD graphic card

When I try to render smoke one GPU it just gives me an OpenCL error, on the CPU its just fine. I have a ATI HD 7850 2GB ddr5 OC (gtx970 just fried) and since I installed the graphic card I can't work ...
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Blender 2.79 Cycles OpenCL RX Vega GPU extremely slow. (Ubuntu 18.04)

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a fairly powerful PC (Ryzen 2700x and Vega64) I finally managed to get OpenCL to work at all with ROCm-rehl drivers. When I render the default cube scene CPU rendering ...
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How to bake using Principled + cycles under reasonable time? GPU + CPU = Instant crash

Here is the deal, I'm using principled shader to bake a simple object, it works is great but I've waited 36 Hours and it was at 70%. The object is a car with only 13K polys and I've separated the ...
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Does cycles or prorender use combined Ryzen 2700 & Vega 56 capabilities?

Ryzen 7 and Vega 56 uses OpenCl. Does cycles or amd prorender uses those opencl capabilities combined or do you need to choose gpu or cpu rendering. I amasking that because i saw in benchmarking ...
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Blender 2.79 does not detect GPU AMD RX580

I've bought AMD RX580 recently and it seems Blender can't detect it, it has "none" in cycles compute device in system settings. I have ubuntu 18.04 installed, and already installed latest AMD linux ...
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How to get OpenCL functioning for GPU rendering, AMD GPU?

I'm running blender 2.79b and Blender won't recognize my card. AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, GCN 1st gen architecture OpenCL™ Version: 24.20.11021.1000 Vulkan™ Driver Version: 2.0.33 Am I missing ...
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Cycles rendering with OpenCL keeps freezing

I've been using my AMD Graphics card for GPU rendering in Cycles for a while. I've never had problems, everything worked fine for months, until recently. When rendering with GPU, I can clearly see ...
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OpenCL build failed, failed loading render kernel, isn't supported by clang

I have problem. I want to use GPU compute rendering, but when I change the userpreference cycles compute device to my gpu (OpenCL), blender cannot do rendering and shows that failed loading render ...
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My Blender 2.79 crashes on Startup without loading the scene

I've had a problem with Blender for about a week since installing it where every time I start up the program, it launches the output window, then begins to draw the window, but it doesn't create any ...
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Selecting GPU with Python script

Alright, so i have a slightly strange system configuration. I'm running Zorin OS 12, which is roughly equivalent to Ubuntu 16.04. I am also running Mesa, but i use AMD's OpenCL. It works just fine ...
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How to do GPU rendering on MacBook Pro 2016 (AMD Radeon Pro 460)

I'd really like to do GPU render on my new MacBook Pro 2016 with AMD Radeon Pro 460, but I get the dreaded Loading render kernels (may take a few minutes the first time) problem. I don't see my GPU ...
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Cycles gpu rendering opencl freezing

I have been learning blender for the past month and today i have found out how to enable GPU rendering but when switching from CPU to GPU compute my computer freezes. here are my specs: CPU: Intel ...
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How to enable GPU rendering with my Radeon card in Linux?

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit on a machine with a Radeon R9 270X GPU. I've grabbed the latest 64-bit Linux build from this page (currently 2.75-a08f8a4) and I have installed the latest ...
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Opencl is not working on the Radeon HD 7750/8740 / R7 250E [duplicate]

In "Cycle Compute Divece" appears "none". It's as if I did not have a video card. I have a board [AMD / ATI] Cape Verde PRO [Radeon HD 7750/8740 / R7 250E] It is listed as having Opencl support. This ...
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Principled BSDF ,micro displacement turns black with normal map [duplicate]

not sure if its supported or not, i'm using an AMD RX Vega56 (OpenCL). using a normal map in the principled BSDF + micro displacement gets me just a blck hole. is it supported? thanks for the help :)...
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Rendering Blender 2.79 on MAC PRO (late 2013)

I have been not that active with Blender lately, but I am trying to catch up with current development by installing Blender 2.79. Reading about all the improvements related to OpenCL I wonder what is ...
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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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GPU rendering no light penetration in large scene

When i am rendering in cycles large scene (not really, 470k verts) in GPU mode there is no light penetration through holes and glass, even if i render with 10 samples. In small scene (<80k verts) ...
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Blender settings and Windows drivers for OpenCL rendering

I recently got a Radeon RX Vega 64, first time AMD GPU user, so I'm not quite sure how to set Blender up for it and/or the drivers I'll have to have installed in order for it to work correctly. So ...
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OpenCL GPU rendering with AMD Carrizo?

I just got a new laptop that said it had the AMD Radeon R7 mobile graphics in it. Ubuntu recognizes it as "AMD Carrizo", and Blender 2.79 doesn't have the "OpenCL" GPU rendering option in the System ...
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GPU rendering Crashes Blender

I have nothing but all factory Defaults and a simple cube....(Typical Start-up with a changed theme.) 1 Month ago, I installed Blender 2.78c as an upgrade from 2.77. I had this issue then too. I was ...
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AMD RX550 (4GB) GPU - OpenCL not available in Cycles Rendering Compute

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 ...
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OpenCL option not available in Blender 2.78c running on Ubuntu 17.04

Dedicated GPU: AMD Radeon R5 M330 (HAINAN), Drivers: radeon + Mesa 17.2.0 obtained from the padoka PPA. Blender Version 2.78c downloaded from blender.org Tried ...
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Is there a way to allocate more memory to GPU for the GPU Compute

I have been working on a solution to a situation I currently have with rendering using the GPU. In the process, I find that my Card's GPU Memory is only 512MB First Question, Could this be why when ...
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Good AMD GC but only find “SCRAPPER” where there should be a compute drop down menu

I have been trying to get my AMD Radeon card to finally be recognized by Blender. It was working beautifully then I installed the Sensei Format and all of a sudden I lose my ability to render with GPU....
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Rendering with AMD Radeon R5 M330 gives an error that I can't understand!

So lately I started making an animation that has a lot of detailed objects, which made it render very slowly on my Core i5-6200 (clocked @ 2.30 GHz). I'm using the Cycles rendering engine (Internal ...
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Why is “Smooth” shading slower than “Flat” shading in the viewport?

When I set a Mesh to shade as "Smooth" vs "Flat" on a high-poly Mesh Object (such as one with a subdivision modifier), it makes Blender much slower than normal, sometimes almost unusable. Why does ...
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OpenCL version missing from User Prefs

As seen in the picture, I have no option to select OpenCL as a solution to render with. I'm using Blender 2.78.5 (the version where we do have the Principled BSDF shader). I'm on AMD Radeon HD 8730M ...
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Rendering Error with OpenCL

so I just started with Blender and wanted my adjust my render so it will use the GPU. At first it didnt work so I updated my drivers and everything was fine. So now i just tried to render a full ...
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Cycles GPU Compute won't render

I tried to enable gpu compute with opencl and it says "Loading render kernels this may take a few minutes the first time" when i click render and it just says that forever and never even renders and i ...
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How to enable openCL rendering in Blender 2.75 rc2

I'm using Linux Mint and I was trying to enable GPU rendering, but I still have only CPU option in user preferences... Linux Mint 17.1 x64 Radeon HD 7850 Blender 2.75 rc2 amd-catalyst 15.5 ...
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Can we mix CPU, Cuda GPU and OpenCL GPU for Cycles Render Farms

We have a few machines sitting around, some are cpu only machines, while other have nvidia or AMD gpus. Can I get all these machines hooked up and use the fastest rendering method on each machine for ...
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Using GPU (need OpenCL 1.1)

I just started learning blender and I have NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. I am trying to use GPU in blender. I am not sure how all this works yet, but I believe I need to install OpenCL 1.1. I am wondering ...
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Is it possible to do OpenCL rendering on Intel processors?

Intel processors have supported OpenCL for a long time now; latest versions (Haswell and above) support OpenCL 2.0 or better. Why don't we have a GPU rendering option when using Blender on these ...