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Quality of OSX Drivers

ABoxe
Beginner
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Can someone please comment on the quality of the OSX drivers for Intel CPU and iGPUs ? I am interested in the upcoming Skylake

CPUs with Iris Pro 580 GPU.

So, generally, how does performance on OSX compare to windows, for example?  And, what version of OpenCL is supported on OSX?

Thanks very much,

Aaron

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Robert_I_Intel
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Hi Aaron,

In general, you should direct questions about OSX drivers to Apple support site. Apple currently supports OpenCL 1.2 and as far as I know does not plan to support OpenCL 2.0 any time soon, since they shifted their support to Metal. Anecdotally, their OpenCL 1.2 drivers are in maintenance mode and some people complained that they don't fix them too often. The backends for Apple OpenCL drivers are provided by Intel, but we don't support them: Apple does. Not sure what their Skylake OpenCL plans are: you should ask Apple folks.

ABoxe
Beginner
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Thanks. That is a shame, especially since OpenCL was initially developed by Apple.

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