GPU Settings


To access the GPUThe GPU is responsible for displaying graphical elements on a computer display. The GPU plays a key role in the Octane rendering process as the CUDA cores are utilized during the rendering process. settings, open the CUDA® Devices section in a OctaneRender® node (figure 1).

Figure 1: Accessing the CUDA setttings in the OctaneRender node.


You can enable or disable your CUDA Devices from this panel. You can also specify Render Priority for each card. To do this, tick the Use Priority checkbox, and then select High, Medium or Low as the Render Priority(Figure 2). If you are using a single card for both Cuda rendering and as you Windows display adapter, it is recommended that you select the Low Priority. Remember to click Apply to apply a changed Render Priority to your video card.


Figure 2: The OctaneRender Device Preferences.



  1. If you have an on-board graphics card (or second graphic card), use it as your Windows display adapter
  2. If you do NOT have an on-board graphics or 2nd graphics card to use as your Windows display adapter, set the Render Priority of your card to Low (as described above).
  3. If you get an NVIDIA driver crash, this is due to a time-out. In the case, install Octane Standalone (since the installer will change the Nvidia time-out settings), and set the Render Priority of your card to Low (as described above).


For troubleshooting problems, refer to the OctaneRender Standalone Edition User Manual.