Can you please test and confirm if NVIDIA 940MX is supported by After Effects?
Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Device: GeForce 940MX/PCIe/SSE2
Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 391.25
Total Memory: 3.96 GB
Shader Model: 4.0 or later
Driver Version: 9.1
Devices: 1 (GeForce 940MX) (unsupported)
Current Usable Memory: 3.33 GB (at application launch)
Maximum Usable Memory: 4.00 GB
It is showing that it is unsupported but my processor is starts running once I open After Effects. Could you please test and confirm if this is supported by After Effects?
Thank you for filing this request.
What type of support are you requesting?
After Effects supports Nvidia, AMD, and Intel graphics chipsets for Mercury GPU acceleration. (Enabled in Project Settings > Video Rendering and Effects.) We have not specifically tested or certified the GeForce 940MX chipset, but it should meet requirements. If you can not set the project to use Mercury GPU Acceleration (CUDA), install the latest drivers from the Nvidia web site. (This is assuming that you are using Windows. CUDA is not supported by After Effects on macOS, but Metal and OpenCL should be available.)
The Ray-traced 3D renderer (Composition Settings > 3D Renderer) has been deprecated as of After Effects 16.0 and will be removed in a future release. We no longer certify cards for compatibility with this feature, and recommend that you use the CINEMA 4D renderer instead.
Vikas Kumar commented
When I select switch from CPU to GPU in Edit -> Preferences -> Previews -> GPU information, it gets selected but shows me a message something like "Unsupported, untested GPU enabled for CUDA". Does this mean it won't work at all OR it may still work but I will need to check if it's working (if yes, then how)?
I get almost same message (even if the GPU is enabled) when I change the 3D option from Classic 3D to CINEMA 4D for a 3D composition / layer.