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 an OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later and 256MB of VRAM. If you're editing 4K video, using 3D titles, or editing 360º video, 1GB of VRAM is recommended.

Supported built-in graphics cards

The following graphics cards come with Mac computers and support OpenCL in macOS Sierra and macOS High Sierra.

ATI AMD Intel Nvidia
Radeon HD 4670 FirePro D300
Intel Iris Pro GeForce 320M
Radeon HD 4850 FirePro D500
Intel Iris GeForce GT 330M
Radeon HD 4870 FirePro D700 Intel HD Graphics 6100 GeForce GT 640M
Radeon HD 5670 Radeon HD 6750M Intel HD Graphics 6000 GeForce GT 650M
Radeon HD 5750 Radeon HD 6630M Intel HD Graphics 5300 GeForce GTX 660M
Radeon HD 5770 Radeon HD 6490M Intel HD Graphics 5000 GeForce GTX 675M
Radeon HD 5870 Radeon HD 6750M Intel HD Graphics 4000 GeForce GTX 680MX
  Radeon HD 6770M Intel HD Graphics 3000 GeForce GT 750M
  Radeon HD 6970M Iris Pro Graphics 6200 GeForce GT 755M
  Radeon R9 M290 Intel HD Graphics 515 GeForce GTX 775M
  Radeon R9 M290X Intel Iris Graphics 540 GeForce GTX 780M
  Radeon R9 M370X
Intel Iris Graphics 550 GeForce 9400M
  Radeon R9 M380 Intel HD Graphics 615 GeForce 9600M GT
  Radeon R9 M390 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 GeForce 8600M GT 128MB*
  Radeon R9 M395 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 GeForce 8600M GT 256MB
  Radeon R9 M395X   GeForce 8600M GT 512MB
  Radeon R9 M295X   GeForce GT 120
  Radeon Pro 450   GeForce GT 130
  Radeon Pro 455   GeForce 8800 GT
  Radeon Pro 460   GeForce 8800 GS
  Radeon Pro 555   Quadro FX 5600
  Radeon Pro 560    
  Radeon Pro 570    
  Radeon Pro 575    
  Radeon Pro 580    
  Radeon R9 M295X    

* See "About the GeForce 8600M" section below for additional information.

Supported aftermarket graphics cards

The following aftermarket graphics cards support OpenCL in OS X Yosemite:

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

About the GeForce 8600M

Only the 256MB and 512MB versions of the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT meet the system requirements for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4. The following Mac computers include an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M (128MB) graphics card: 

Graphics cards that don't work with Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4

The following Mac computers contain graphics cards that aren't compatible with OpenCL and don't meet OpenCL compatible graphics card system requirements for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4.  

ATI Mobility Radeon X1600

ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT

ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

ATI Radeon X1600

ATI Radeon X1900 XT

ATI Radeon X1300

ATI Radeon HD 3870

  • (Only available from third-party resellers)


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