MacBook Pro 2010 & CUDA

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fotoroberto, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. fotoroberto macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2012
    Hi there,
    I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with Nvidia GT 330M (256MB VRAM) on the latest Mavericks OS X.
    Will I benefit from CUDA on that machine?
    I use mostly Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor.

    Thanks in advance...
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    According to this thread, Nvidia does not yet provide CUDA support on older GPUs under Mavericks.

    That said, AFAIK FCPX has never supported CUDA (only OpenCL). Adobe products support it, but they also support OpenCL as of CS6.
  3. fotoroberto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2012
    Aha, so there is no reason for me to have a CUDA driver installed on this machine...?!
    I don't really use Premier Pro and AfterEffects to benefit from Mercury engine CUDA support, I don't even have enough VRAM to support it (512 MB is minimum I believe).

    Good to know that Adobe now supports OpenCL...

    Thanks :)
  4. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    I have a white macbook with a 9400m and I felt a bit disappointed when knew that Mavericks wouldn't support CUDA on older GPUs. I'd be better staying on Snow Leopard or upgrading to Mountain Lion. Now I have a rMBP, so it's not a problem at all anymore.

    If you're a GPU programmer, I'd suggest not upgrading further than 10.8.

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