Render Features

This page offers a comparison of available features on CPU, CUDA and OpenCL.

Feature CPU CUDA (NVIDIA GPU) OpenCL (AMD GPU)
Basic Shading
Transparent Shadows
Motion Blur
Hair
Volume
Smoke / Fire
Subsurface Scattering
Open Shading Language
CMJ sampling
Branched Path integrator
Displacement/Subdivision (experimental) (experimental) (experimental)

Experimental Features

Experimental features are disabled / hidden by default, but can be enabled by setting Feature Set to Experimental in the Render properties. Enabling the Experimental Feature Set will use experimental and incomplete features that might be broken or change in the future.

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