Mac computers that use OpenCL and OpenGL graphics

Applications in macOS can use OpenCL and OpenGL to take full advantage of the modern graphics processor (GPU) in your Mac. Learn about the OpenGL and OpenCL versions that your Mac supports.

The tables below list the OpenCL and OpenGL versions that Mac computers support.

Each GPU's hardware capabilities determine the version of OpenCL or OpenGL that's supported. Some GPUs don't support OpenCL and are noted with an "N/A." Some applications might have specific version requirements.

iMac

Model

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007) ATI Radeon HD 2400
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
3.3 N/A
iMac (24-inch, Mid 2007) ATI Radeon HD 2400
ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
3.3 N/A
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 (Early 2009) ATI Radeon HD 4850 3.3 1.0
iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 3.3 1.0

iMac (24-inch, Early 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
3.3 1.0
iMac (20-inch, Late 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

3.3

1.0

iMac (21-inch, Late 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
ATI Radeon HD 4670

3.3

1.0

iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) ATI Radeon HD 4670
ATI Radeon HD 4850
3.3 1.0
iMac (21-inch, Mid 2010)

ATI Radeon HD 4670
ATI Radeon HD 5670

3.3

1.0

iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)

ATI Radeon HD 5670
ATI Radeon HD 5750

4.1

1.2

iMac (21-inch, Mid 2011)

ATI Radeon HD 6750M
ATI Radeon HD 6770M

4.1

1.2

iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)

ATI Radeon HD 6770M
ATI Radeon HD 6970M

4.1

1.2

iMac (21-inch, Late 2011) ATI Radeon HD 6750M 4.1 1.2
iMac (21-inch, Late 2012) NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
4.1 1.2

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
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
Intel Iris Pro
4.1 1.2
iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) NVIDIA Geforce GT 755M
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 775M
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
AMD M295
AMD Radeon R9 M290
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
4.1 1.2
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Mid 2015) AMD Radeon R9 M290 4.1 1.2
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015) Intel HD Graphics 6000
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
4.1 1.2
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015) Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 4.1 1.2
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) AMD Radeon R9 M380
AMD Radeon R9 M390
AMD Radeon R9 M395
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
4.1 1.2
iMac (21.5-inch, 2017) Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 4.1 1.2
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017) Radeon Pro 555
Radeon Pro 560
4.1 1.2
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) Radeon Pro 570
Radeon Pro 575
Radeon Pro 580
4.1 1.2

Mac mini

Model

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

Mac mini (Early 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

3.3

1.0

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

Model

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

Mac Pro (Early 2008) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
3.3 1.0
Mac Pro (Early 2009) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 285
NVIDIA Geforce Quadro FX 4800
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
ATI Radeon HD 4870
3.3 1.0
Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

ATI Radeon HD 5770
ATI Radeon HD 5870

4.1

1.2

Mac Pro (Mid 2012) ATI Radeon HD 5770
ATI Radeon HD 5870
4.1 1.2
Mac Pro (Late 2013) AMD FirePro D300
AMD FirePro D500
AMD FirePro D700
4.1 1.2

MacBook Pro

Model

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2007)
NVIDIA Geforce 8600 3.3 1.0
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)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M

3.3

1.0

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M
3.3 1.0
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)
NVIDIA Geforce GT 330M 3.3 1.0
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010) NVIDIA Geforce GT 330M 3.3 1.0
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) Intel HD Graphics 3000 3.3 N/A

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

ATI Radeon HD 6490M
ATI Radeon HD 6750M

4.1

1.2

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011) ATI Radeon HD 6750M 4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) Intel HD Graphics 3000 3.3 N/A
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) ATI Radeon HD 6750M
ATI Radeon HD 6770M
4.1 1.2
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) NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 4.1 1.2
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
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
NVIDIA Geforce GT 750M
4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Intel Iris Graphics 6100 4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) AMD Radeon R9 M370X 4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) Intel Iris Graphics 540 4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) Intel Iris Graphics 550 4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) Intel Iris Graphics 530
Radeon Pro 455 2GB VRAM
Radeon Pro 460 4GB VRAM
4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
Intel Iris Graphics 540 4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
Intel Iris Graphics 550 4.1 1.2
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) Intel Iris Graphics 530
Radeon Pro 455 2GB VRAM
Radeon Pro 460 4GB VRAM
4.1 1.2

MacBook

Model

GPU

OpenGL

OpenCL 

MacBook (Early 2009)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

3.3

1.0

MacBook (Mid 2010)

NVIDIA GeForce 320M

3.3

1.0
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) Intel HD Graphics 5300 4.1 1.2
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) Intel HD Graphics 515 4.1 1.2
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) Intel HD Graphics 515 4.1 1.2

MacBook Air

Model

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)

Intel HD Graphics 5000

4.1

1.2

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) Intel HD Graphics 5000 4.1 1.2
MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
Intel HD Graphics 6000 4.1 1.2
MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) Intel HD Graphics 6000 4.1 1.2
MacBook Air (13-inch, 2016) Intel HD Graphics 6000 4.1 1.2

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