Ongoing GTX 1080 issue in Cycles

Hi All,

I’ve been having an ongoing issue with portions of my screen blacking out when I enter Rendered mode. I thought this may be rectified with a fresh install of 2.79, but I’m having the same issue.

As mentioned, my graphics card is a GTX 1080, I’m running Blender 2.79 on a Win 10 PC with 32 GB of RAM.

Here’s a simple scene in Solid Mode, everything is visible:

And here’s what it looks like when I change to Rendered Mode, all windows except the 3d view window disappears: (it almost looks like a memory issue, but I find that hard to believe since I’m running a GTX 1080 on a PC with 32 GB of RAM and it’s only a default cube with 8 verts.

I tried looking in the sticky GPU document at the top of this forum, but it looks like it had been redacted temporarily.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide as I’m very frustrated and stumped by this issue.



that’s just how rendering mode looks, nothings wrong. Hope that helps.

no, all that black every where is definitely not normal.

are your gpu drivers up to date?