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Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Graphics card compatibility

Learn about graphics card compatibility with Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4.

The graphics card requirements for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4 are:

  • OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later
  • 256MB of VRAM  (1GB recommended for 4K)

Complete system requirements for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 are available at:

 

The following AMD, ATI, and NVIDIA graphics cards are available in Apple computers and support OpenCL in OS X Mavericks.

  • NVIDIA
    • GeForce 320M
    • GeForce GT 330M
    • GeForce GT 640M
    • GeForce GT 650M
    • GeForce GTX 660M
    • GeForce GTX 675M
    • GeForce GTX 680MX
    • GeForce GT 750M
    • GeForce GT 755M
    • GeForce GTX 775M
    • GeForce GTX 780M
    • GeForce 9400M
    • GeForce 9600M GT
    • GeForce 8600M GT 128MB (Note: OpenCL compatible, but does not meet system requirements for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4.)
    • GeForce 8600M GT 256MB
    • GeForce 8600M GT 512MB
    • GeForce GT 120
    • GeForce GT 130
    • GeForce 8800 GT
    • GeForce 8800 GS
    • Quadro FX 5600
  • ATI
    • Radeon HD 4670
    • Radeon HD 4850
    • Radeon HD 4870
    • Radeon HD 5670
    • Radeon HD 5750
    • Radeon HD 5770
    • Radeon HD 5870
  • AMD
    • FirePro D300
    • FirePro D500
    • FirePro D700
    • Radeon HD 6750M
    • Radeon HD 6630M
    • Radeon HD 6490M
    • Radeon HD 6750M
    • Radeon HD 6770M
    • Radeon HD 6970M


The following aftermarket graphics cards support OpenCL in OS X Mavericks.

  • NVIDIA
    • GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition
    • GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition
    • Quadro 4000 for Mac
    • Quadro FX 4800 for Mac
    • Quadro K5000 for Mac
  • AMD
    • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

 

The following graphics card is OpenCL compatible but does not meet the system requirements for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4.

Graphics Card Shipped In
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (128MB) MacBook Pro (Mid 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz)
MacBook Pro (Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz)

Note: The 256MB and 512MB versions of the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT do meet the system requirements for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4.

 

The following graphics cards are not OpenCL compatible and do not meet the OpenCL compatible graphics card system requirement for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4.

Graphics Card Shipped In
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 MacBook Pro (Late 2006)
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT iMac (Mid 2007)
iMac (Early 2008)
ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO iMac (Mid 2007)
iMac (Early 2008)
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Mac Pro (Early 2008)
ATI Radeon X1600 iMac (Early 2006)
ATI Radeon X1900 XT Mac Pro
Intel GMA 950

Mac mini (Mid 2007)
MacBook
Mac mini (Early 2006)
Mac mini (Late 2006)
MacBook (Mid 2007)
MacBook (Late 2006)
iMac (Late 2006)

Intel GMA X3100 MacBook (Early 2008 and Late 2008)
MacBook Air
MacBook (Late 2007)
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

Mac Pro
iMac (Late 2006) - 24-inch

NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT iMac (Late 2006) - 24-inch
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 Mac Pro (Build-to-Order Option)
ATI Radeon X1300

Xserve (Late 2006)
Xserve (Early 2008)

ATI Radeon HD 3870 (Only available from third-party resellers)

 

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