Mac compatibility list

 – BizonBOX 2 and BizonBOX 2S:

  • MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–2016
  • MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–2016
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011–2015
  • MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011–2015
  • MacBook Air 11-inch, Mid 2011–2015
  • MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011–2015
  • Mac mini Mid 2011–2015
  • iMac Mid 2011–2015
  • Mac Pro (Late-2013) "trashcan"

Some of the models have restrictions (see notes below).


Dual BizonBOXes tested:

  • MacBook Pro 13-inch Late–2013
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

 

Three (3) BizonBOXes tested:

  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

 

Important Notes:

Mac mini

  • Mac mini Mid–2011(AMD Radeon HD 6630M configurations only)
    OS X: Does not boot.
    Windows: Unstable.

 

MacBook Pro/Air

  • MacBook Pro Late 2016 13" without Touch Bar (via Apple Adapter)
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Full support.
  • MacBook Pro Late 2016 13" with Touch Bar (via Apple Adapter)
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Full support.
  • MacBook Pro Late 2016 15" with Touch Bar (via Apple Adapter)
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Not compatible.
  • MacBook Air Early–2015
    OS X, Windows: known compatibility issue with the BizonBOX, the BizonBOX should be connected at the specific time during boot process as a workaround.
  • MacBook Pro Early–2011 (Radeon 6490M or 6750M configurations only):
    OS X, Windows: known compatibility issue with the BizonBOX, the BizonBOX should be connected at the specific time during boot process as a workaround.
  • MacBook Pro Late–2011 (Radeon 6750m or 6770m configurations only):
    OS X, Windows: known compatibility issue with the BizonBOX, the BizonBOX should be connected at the specific time during boot process as a workaround.
  • MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina Mid–2012, Early-2013 (NVIDIA 650M configurations only):
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Detected issues (error 12 / 43). Can be fixed using patch.
  • MacBook Pro Retina Late–2013 (NVIDIA GT 750m configurations only)
    OS X, Windows: Minor speed increase with BizonBOX with NVIDIA GTX 960. To get acceleration choose GTX970 bundle or higher GPU.
  • MacBook Pro Retina Mid–2014 (NVIDIA GT 750m configurations only)
    OS X, Windows: There is minor speed increase with BizonBOX and NVIDIA GTX 960. To get acceleration choose GTX970 bundle or higher GPU.
  • MacBook Pro Retina 13" Early–2015 (Intel Iris 6100 configurations only):
    OS X, Windows: known compatibility issue with the BizonBOX, the BizonBOX should be connected at the specific time during boot process as a workaround.

 

iMac

  • iMac 27” Late 2013 (NVIDIA GTX 775M and NVIDIA GTX 780M configurations only)
    There is no speed increase with BizonBOX and graphics cards up to GTX 980 Ti  in Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve. Significant performance increase for Octane Render and games.
  • iMac 5K Late–2014, Mid–2015
    OS X: No external display output. Able to work as a CUDA accelerator (Adobe Premiere: up to 6X performance boost).
    Windows: Full support with external monitor, up to 5X performance acceleration in games, tested with NVIDIA GTX 970
  • iMac 5K Late–2015 (AMD Radeon R9 configurations only)
    OS X: No external display output. Able to work as a CUDA accelerator (Adobe Premiere: up to 6X performance boost).
    Windows: Graphics card detected issues (error 12).

 

Mac Pro

  • Mac Pro Late–2013
    OS X: Full support
    Windows: Graphics card detection issues (error 12)

 

 

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– BizonBOX 3:

MacBook Pro Late 2016

Important Notes:

MacBook Pro

  • MacBook Pro Late 2016 13" without Touch Bar
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Full support.
  • MacBook Pro Late 2016 13" with Touch Bar
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Full support.
  • MacBook Pro Late 2016 15" with Touch Bar
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Not compatible.

 

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