0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 16, 2018 10:15 AM by gelert

    v1.7.250 Blender Preview Render - no eGPU support on macOS

    gelert

      The viewport renderer still outputs ERROR to the screen (with no log) if an eGPU is the sole rendering device selected to power the viewport and as such viewport rendering is quite slow.

       

      macOS 10.14.1

      Blender 2.79b

      RPR 1.8 v250

       

      eGPU RX 580

      eGPU WX 9100

      MacBook Pro 2017: i7 3.1 with dGPU Radeon Pro 560

       

      The 560 dGPU is the ONLY GPU that will operate at all on the Preview Renderer. (CPU works).

       

      The production F12 render can be set to use eGPUs exclusively and works fine and very fast.

       

      Ideally at least one eGPU should be set as the Render Preview device.

       

      This bug has been present in the previous 3 builds.

       

      Build v250 though is way way more stable than any previous build for me. I could happily live with the above bug because it is currently very stable. I don't know if this is a fluke yet. I will have to see how the next few days go before I get the champagne out.