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

Learn which built-in and aftermarket graphics cards work with Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4.

Graphics card requirements

Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 require a graphics card that supports Metal, an Apple technology that lets the system and apps efficiently tap into the capabilities of today’s graphics processors (GPUs). If you're editing 4K video, using 3D titles, or editing 360º video, 1GB of VRAM is recommended.

Supported aftermarket graphics cards

The following aftermarket graphics cards support Metal in macOS Mojave and later:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition 
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac
  • AMD Radeon VII
  • MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 128-bit 4GB GDRR5
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition
  • AMD Radeon RX 560
  • AMD Radeon RX 570
  • AMD Radeon RX 580
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
  • AMD Radeon Frontier Edition

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