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

Thomas Dinges blender at dingto.org
Mon Jan 22 17:03:18 CET 2018

Hi Brecht,

is anyone working on code changes already to drop the sm2x code from 
Cycles? I'd like to help there if possible. :)

Best regards,


Am 22.01.2018 um 16:38 schrieb Brecht Van Lommel:
> 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:
> https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Brecht.
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