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 making 4K and 3D titles, 1GB of VRAM is recommended.

For more information, read the complete system requirements for Final Cut Pro XMotion 5, and Compressor 4

Supported built-in graphics cards

The following graphics cards come with Mac computers and support OpenCL in OS X Yosemite.

ATI AMD Intel Nvidia
Radeon HD 4670 FirePro D300 Intel Iris Pro GeForce 320M
Radeon HD 4850 FirePro D300 Intel Iris GeForce GT 330M
Radeon HD 4870 FirePro D500 Intel HD Graphics 6100 GeForce GT 640M
Radeon HD 5670 FirePro D700 Intel HD Graphics 6000 GeForce GT 650M
Radeon HD 5750 Radeon HD 6750M Intel HD Graphics 5300 GeForce GTX 660M
Radeon HD 5770 Radeon HD 6630M Intel HD Graphics 5000 GeForce GTX 675M
Radeon HD 5870 Radeon HD 6490M Intel HD Graphics 4000 GeForce GTX 680MX
  Radeon HD 6750M Intel HD Graphics 3000 GeForce GT 750M
  Radeon HD 6770M   GeForce GT 755M
  Radeon HD 6970M   GeForce GTX 775M
  Radeon R9 M370X   GeForce GTX 780M
      GeForce 9400M
      GeForce 9600M GT
      GeForce 8600M GT 128MB*
      GeForce 8600M GT 256MB
      GeForce 8600M GT 512MB
      GeForce GT 120
      GeForce GT 130
      GeForce 8800 GT
      GeForce 8800 GS
      Quadro FX 5600

*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)


Intel GMA 950

Intel GMA X3100

NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500

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