Home › Forums › Macs › Desktops › Mac Pro › Can The 2012 Mac Pro 5,1 Cheese Grater Be Upgraded To Run AVX Plugins? › Reply To: Can The 2012 Mac Pro 5,1 Cheese Grater Be Upgraded To Run AVX Plugins? Charles Clover-EmmersonParticipant7th August 2020 at 1:40 pm#417250Hi Composer8, Unfortunately not. The Intel Xeon processors that the 5,1 Mac Pros use do not support the AVX instruction set. It is a shame but for this functionality you would need to move to a more modern system.