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Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17.1 supports new M1 Macs

Blackmagic Design adds support for Apple silicon in latest Resolve 17.1

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Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17.1 public beta is out, now with support for the latest M1-powered MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and Macbook Air. 

The unique design of the M1 chip with unified memory architecture enables the latest version of Resolve to leverage the power of CPU and GPU processing more effectively, avoiding the need for PCI Express transfers.

Significantly, the combination of M1, Metal processing and DaVinci Resolve 17.1 offers up to 5x better performance when compared to previous generation.

Furthermore, the latest version is also compatible with Mac OS Big Sur, and is initially is only available for Mac. 

See what’s new in DaVinci Resolve 17 in our detailed post here

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DaVinci Resolve 17.1 Public Beta – New Features

  • Support for Apple Silicon on Mac
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Minimum system requirements for macOS

  • macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
  • 16 GB of system memory. 32 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM.
  • GPU which supports Metal or OpenCL 1.2.

Read all about the new Apple Silicon Macs here!

You can now download the latest version of Resolve from the Blackmagic Design support pages here.

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