[Bf-cycles] End of CUDA support for older cards and 32 bit

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Mon Jan 22 16:38:02 CET 2018

Hi all,

Cycles will soon stop supporting GPU rendering on NVIDIA graphics cards
with compute capability 2.0 and 2.1. This includes the NVIDIA GTX 480 and
580, see here for a full list:

We have postponed this as long as practical, but now have to switch to CUDA
9 to support new graphics card generations. Unfortunately this new CUDA
version also dropped support for older graphics cards.

CUDA rendering will also no longer be available in 32 bit builds, due to
parts of the new CUDA toolkit only working on 64 bit.

For Blender 2.79a nothing will change yet, but afterwards the code,
buildbot and further releases will be updated. Blender's viewport and
Cycles CPU rendering will continue to work.

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