Is my GPU or iGPU compatible?

StarTools supports virtually all modern GPUs and iGPUs on all modern Operating Systems.

StarTools is compatible with any GPU drivers that support OpenCL 1.1 or later. Almost all GPU released after ~2012 have such drivers are available.

StarTools GPU acceleration has been successfully tested on Windows, macOS and Linux with;

  • Nvida GT/GTS/GTX 400, 500, 600, 700, 900 and 1000 series
  • Nvidia RTX 2000 series
  • AMD HD 6700 series, HD 7800 series, HD 7900 series, R9 series, RX 400/500 series, RX Vega series, RX 5000 series
  • Intel HD 4000, HD 5000, UHD 620, UHD 630

Please note that if you card's chipset is not listed, StarTools may still work. If it does not (or does not do so reliably), please contact us.


One ZIP archive contains Windows, macOS and Linux versions of StarTools. Do not download StarTools from anywhere else but We do not allow distribution of StarTools by any other party, on-line or off-line.

Please consult the FAQ section about configuring your system properly.

macOS notes

Users may have to "unquarantine" StarTools, before the OS allows it to run. Alternatively StarTools can be launched via control + clicking (right clicking) on the application, Show Package Contents, navigating to Contents/MacOS and clicking on the application.

The following command unquarantines StarTools;

xattr -dr

See the screenshots for more information, or download this detailed guide.

Download stable

StarTools 1.8.527 Maintenance Release 2 for Windows, macOS (Universal Binary with native M1 support), and Linux

Latest version released 2022-02-24 (YYYY/MM/DD), size 6.8MB

Unofficial English manual

Unofficial English StarTools 1.8 Manual (164MB), last updated 2022-01-05, improved with extra tips, tricks and information from various sources.

Many thanks to J. Scharmann for putting together this excellent work, as well as its German translation.

Unofficial German manual / Inoffizielle Deutsche Anleitung

Inoffizielle StarTools 1.8 Anleitung in Deutsch (164MB), letztes Update 2022-01-05.

Vielen Dank an J. Scharmann für die ausgezeichnete Übersetzung.

Unoffical Spanish manual / Manual en Espanol

Manual de StarToolsBasado en la versión 1.8 al español (19MB). Ultima actualizacion 2022-03-09.

Muchas gracias a C. R. Guixé por la excelente traducción.

English manual

StarTools uses AIFE.AI for content management and digital footprint. This means that the website content doubles as a printable manual and vice-versa. This content is also available as a smartphone/tablet app, virtual flipbook, virtual reality (VR) experience and more. This content will always be up-to-date with the latest information.

Technical FAQ

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