So i fired up cycles to see whether or not its been improved and it apparently took a step backwards.
I am able to run cycles, albeit slowly, but it works.
Now when i use Experimental>GPU Compute cycles says “loading kernels for the first time, this could take a bit” and then it crashes. It doesnt try to even display, it just closes Blender.
I have an AMD Radeon 6950. Everything is up to date for me too. Thats the only thing that doesnt work. Is there any way to use AMD chips with Cycles yet? I know theyve been working on it for a while, but i hoped the dev would be quicker