Compatible Graphics Cards for GPU enabled packages
Posted by , Last modified by on 19 February 2013 02:48 PM

More Glue Tools products are becoming GPU enabled, as each version is released. Most of the these packages will allow you to choose between CPU rendering, or GPU rendering. In most cases, GPU rendering is very desirable as it is significantly faster than CPU rendering.

Not all Macintosh models can use GPU rendering however. In some cases, you will need to upgrade your version of MacOSX. But in other cases, you may have to use a more powerful card or system. Below is a list of known cards that work, and don't work.

Support Graphics Cards:

  • NVidia Quadro 4000 (MacOSX 10.7.5 and later)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 (MacOSX 10.7 and later)
  • ATI Radeon HD 48xx (MacOSX 10.7 and later)
  • NVidia GTX 285 (MacOSX 10.6.8)
  • NVidia GeForce 9400M (MacOSX 10.7 and later)
  • All iMac systems with Thunderbolt
  • All MacBook Pro models with Thunderbolt

Unsupported (incompatible) Graphics Cards:

  • Intel Integrated HD Graphics 4000
  • Intel Integrated HD Graphics 3000 


If you have a graphics card that is not on this list, please let us know if you are able to work (or not) with our software.

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Sabrina Fletcher
05 March 2015 07:32 PM
I have a Mac Pro (Late 2013) 3.7 quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with 64 GB of RAM and Dual AMD FirePro D700 graphics cards with 6 GB's of VRAM on each. I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5.
I'm having issues opening up .cine files. My Quicktime keeps crashing.
Robert Monaghan
05 March 2015 08:51 PM
Hi Sabrina,

Please email the crash log to
That will help determine what the problem actually is.
(Have you enabled the GPU in the Phantom Cine Toolkit Preference Pane?)

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