Mac computers: OpenCL and OpenGL support in OS X Mavericks and Yosemite

Learn about the OpenGL and OpenCL versions that are supported by your computer in OS X Mavericks and OS X Yosemite.

Applications use OpenCL and OpenGL to take full advantage of the modern graphics processor (GPU) in your Mac. Some applications may have specific version requirements. The tables below detail the OpenCL and OpenGL versions that are supported by Macs running OS X Mavericks or OS X Yosemite. Note: The hardware capabilities of each GPU determine the version of OpenCL or OpenGL that is supported. Some GPUs do not support OpenCL and are noted with an "N/A."

iMac

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007) ATI Radeon HD 2400 3.3 N/A

iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007)

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

3.3

N/A

iMac (24-inch, Mid 2007) ATI Radeon HD 2400 3.3 N/A

iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007)

iMac (24-inch, Mid 2007)

iMac (20-inch, Early 2008)

ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro

3.3

N/A

iMac (24-inch, Early 2008)

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS

3.3

1.0

iMac (24-inch, Early 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 120

3.3

1.0

iMac (24-inch, Early 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 130

3.3

1.0

iMac (20-inch, Early 2009)

iMac (24-inch, Early 2009)

iMac (20-inch, Late 2009)

iMac (21-inch, Late 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

3.3

1.0

iMac (21-inch, Late 2009)

iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)

iMac (21-inch, Mid 2010)

ATI Radeon HD 4670

3.3

1.0

iMac (Early 2009)

iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)

ATI Radeon HD 4850

3.3

1.0

iMac (21-inch, Mid 2010)

iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)

ATI Radeon HD 5670

4.1

1.2

iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)

ATI Radeon HD 5750

4.1

1.2

iMac (21-inch, Mid 2011)

iMac (21-inch, Late 2011)

ATI Radeon HD 6750M

4.1

1.2

iMac (21-inch, Mid 2011)

iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)

ATI Radeon HD 6770M

4.1

1.2

iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)

ATI Radeon HD 6970M

4.1

1.2

iMac (21-inch, Late 2012)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M

4.1

1.2

iMac (21-inch, Late 2012)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

4.1

1.2

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660MX

4.1

1.2

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX

4.1

1.2

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 680M

4.1

1.2

iMac (21-inch, Early 2013)

Intel HD Graphics 4000

4.1

1.2

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013) NVIDIA Geforce GT 750M 4.1 1.2
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013) Intel Iris Pro 4.1 1.2
iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) NVIDIA Geforce GT 755M 4.1 1.2
iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 775M 4.1 1.2
iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M 4.1 1.2

iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014)

Intel HD 5000 Graphics 4.1 1.2

 iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)

AMD M290 4.1 1.2

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)

AMD M295 4.1 1.2

 

Mac mini

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

Mac mini (Early 2009)

Mac mini (Early 2010)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

3.3

1.0

Mac mini (Mid 2011) AMD Radeon HD 6630 4.1 1.2
Mac mini (Mid 2011) Intel HD 3000 3.3 N/A
Mac mini (Mid 2012) Intel HD 4000 4.1 1.2

Mac Mini (Late 2014)

Intel HD 5000 Graphics

4.1 1.2
Mac Mini (Late 2014)

Intel Iris Graphics

4.1 1.2

 

Mac Pro

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

Mac Pro (Early 2008)

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

3.3

1.0

Mac Pro (Early 2008)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600

3.3

1.0

Mac Pro (Early 2008)

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

3.3

N/A

Mac Pro (Early 2009) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 285 3.3 1.0
Mac Pro (Early 2009) NVIDIA Geforce Quadro FX 4800 3.3 1.0

Mac Pro (Early 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 120

3.3

1.0

Mac Pro (Early 2009)

ATI Radeon HD 4870

3.3

1.0

Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

Mac Pro (Mid 2012)

ATI Radeon HD 5770

4.1

1.2

ATI Radeon HD 5870

4.1

1.2

Mac Pro (Late 2013)

AMD FirePro D300

4.1

1.2

Mac Pro (Late 2013)

AMD FirePro D500

4.1

1.2

Mac Pro (Late 2013)

AMD FirePro D700

4.1

1.2

 

MacBook Pro

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2007)

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2007)

NVIDIA Geforce 8600 3.3 1.0
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) NVIDIA Geforce 8600 3.3 1.0
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008) NVIDIA Geforce 8600 3.3 1.0

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M

3.3

1.0

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)

 

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

3.3

1.0

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)

NVIDIA Geforce GT 320M 3.3 1.0

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)

NVIDIA Geforce GT 330M 3.3 1.0

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

ATI Radeon HD 6490M

4.1

1.2

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)

ATI Radeon HD 6750M

4.1

1.2

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)

Intel HD Graphics 3000

3.3

N/A

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011)

ATI Radeon HD 6770M

4.1

1.2

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

Intel HD Graphics 4000

4.1

1.2

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

4.1

1.2

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)

Intel Iris Graphics

4.1

1.2

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

Intel Iris Pro Graphics

4.1

1.2

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M

4.1

1.2

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Intel Iris Graphics 4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Intel Iris Pro Graphics 4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) NVIDIA Geforce GT 750M 4.1 1.2

 

MacBook Air

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

MacBook Air (Mid 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

3.3

1.0

MacBook Air (Late 2010)

NVIDIA GeForce 320M

3.3

1.0

MacBook Air (Mid 2011)

Intel HD Graphics 3000

3.3

N/A

MacBook Air (Mid 2012)

 

Intel HD Graphics 4000

4.1

1.2

MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)

Intel HD Graphics 5000

4.1

1.2

 

MacBook

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

MacBook (Early 2009)

MacBook (Early 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

3.3

1.0

MacBook (Mid 2010)

NVIDIA GeForce 320M

3.3

1.0

 

 

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