I have MacBook Pro with maximum specifications and mostly I use for video rendering stuff. The performance is great but I found that I could make video rendering a lot faster by enabling CUDA.

I explore some sites and found that CUDA works with NVidia Graphics and there are many similar questions but there is a slight difference in model (like Graphic card).

So, can anyone please confirm:

  • if my MACBook supports CUDA?
  • if not, what is the best alternative?

MacBook Info:

  • Model: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
  • Graphic:
    1. Intel HD Graphics 530 (1536MB)
    2. AMD Radeon Pro 460 (4096MB)

PS: Many people recommends to check GPU support on this link: https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus As it's on NVidia website so I am not sure if they are listing all supported OR just NVidia all supported gpus.


CUDA is a NVIDIA technology and only exists on NVIDIA graphics cards. Your MacBook Pro has an AMD graphics card and therefore doesn't support CUDA.

  • thanks and is there any alternative available?
    – Alena
    Aug 29 '17 at 8:50
  • @Alena The AMD equivalent of CUDA is OpenCL, plus there's Apple's Metal. This is what makes FCPX far more optimised than Adobe Premiere on Macs.
    – grg
    Aug 29 '17 at 8:51

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