Q100071: How to disable the GPU to help diagnose memory/performance issues

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SUMMARY

This article is describing how to disable the use of the GPU in Nuke to help troubleshoot crashes and performance issues

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If you are experiencing crashes in Nuke, performance issues, or failures to boot the application, then we would recommend disabling the GPU to test whether the graphics card might be a possible cause. To do this, please do the following:

Windows:
Open a command-line prompt and set the following environment variable:
set FN_NUKE_DISABLE_GPU_ACCELERATION=1

Then launch Nuke by running the following command:
C:\Program Files\Nuke9.0v8\Nuke9.0.exe

Mac OS X:
Open a terminal and set the following environment variable:
export FN_NUKE_DISABLE_GPU_ACCELERATION=1

Then launch Nuke by running the following command:
/Applications/Nuke9.0v8/Nuke9.0v8.app/Contents/MacOS/Nuke9.0v8

Linux:
Open a terminal and set the following environment variable:
export FN_NUKE_DISABLE_GPU_ACCELERATION=1

Then launch Nuke by running the following command:
/usr/local/Nuke9.0v8/Nuke9.0

If Nuke improves in performance after setting this environment variable then we would recommend that you ensure all your drivers are up to date for your graphics card. Occasionally a new driver release might also be the cause of an issue, so if you started experiencing problems after updating to the latest driver, try rolling back to an earlier one.


Keywords:
GPU, performance, FN_NUKE_DISABLE_GPU_ACCELERATION, drivers, crash, memory, Nuke, graphics card
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