Checkout which Mac models will get Apple’s Metal

Metal is Apple’s system for enormously improving the way your computers handle graphics. It is rumored that Macs will support Metal in context with OS X El Capitan. Let’s have a look at some of the possible Macs that will come out with Metal through the efforts of developers intensely digging through the El Capitan beta.

Based on the driver software developer, it seems that Mac OS X el-capitans Support is there for graphics cards from Nvidia, Intel, and AMD. Some unofficial requirements based on netkas.org research are related to the following:

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 400 series and newer.
  • Intel HD4000 and newer (Ivy Bridge or newer).
  • AMD HD7000 and newer.

Mac users can checkout which graphics card is in their Mac. To do so, they need to click the Apple menu and choose About This Mac. Here, you can simply look for the Graphics entry under the Overview tab. Apple Help Number

macbookpro metal

15-inch Retina MacBook Pro comes with Intel’s Iris Graphics 6100 or Intel Iris Pro Graphics and AMD’s Radeon R9 M370X. On the other hand, the MacBook Air comes with the Intel HD Graphics 6000. The MacBook comes with the Intel HD Graphics 5300. Most probably, all of these models will support Metal. Moreover, if your Mac isn’t Metal-compatible, you can still run OS X El Capitan as Apple confirmed the upgrade of all Macs to El Capitan if they support OS X Yosemite. Following are some Macs which will get OS X El Capitan-compatible. These include:

  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • iMac (Mid-2007 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

If you want to know whether your existing Mac model will be compatible with Metal, then you can go for Mac Technical Support to make sure if your computer is a perfect fit for handling computer graphics.

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