Mac compatibility list

BizonBOX 3 compatibility list:

  • MacBook Pro with TouchBar, 13-inch, Late 2016–2017
  • MacBook Pro with TouchBar, 15-inch, Late 2016–2017
  • MacBook Pro without TouchBar, 13-inch, Late 2016–2017
  • MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–2015
  • MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–2015

  • 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 2011–2017

  • Mac Pro (Late-2013) "trashcan"

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


Multiple BizonBOXes support:
You can connect up to 2 (two) BizonBOXes, each to a dedicated port.

 

 

Connecting:

2016–2017 Macs (with USB–C ports) do not require any adapters.

2011–2015 Macs require Apple USB–C Adapter.

 

BizonBOX 3 Notes:

MacBook Pro/Air

  • 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: Full support.


  • 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 the 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.

 Other MacBooks have no issues.

 

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 or render engine. There is no speed increase with the BizonBOX in Premiere CC 2017
    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 or render engine. There is no speed increase with the BizonBOX in Premiere CC 2017
    Windows: Graphics card detected issues (error 12).

 Other iMacs have no issues.

 

 

Mac mini

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

 Other Mac mini has no issues.

 

 

Mac Pro

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

 

 

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BizonBOX 2 and BizonBOX 2S compatibility list:

  • MacBook Pro with TouchBar, 13-inch, Late 2016–2017
  • MacBook Pro with TouchBar, 15-inch, Late 2016–2017
  • MacBook Pro without TouchBar, 13-inch, Late 2016–2017

  • MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–2015
  • MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–2015

  • 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 2011–2017

  • Mac Pro (Late-2013) "trashcan"

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


Multiple BizonBOXes support:
You can connect up to 2 (two) BizonBOXes, each to a dedicated port.

 

BizonBOX 2/2S Notes:

MacBook Pro/Air

  • MacBook Pro Late 2016–2017 13" without Touch Bar (via Apple Adapter)
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Full support.
  • MacBook Pro Late 2016–2017 13" with Touch Bar (via Apple Adapter)
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Full support.
  • MacBook Pro Late 2016–2017 15" with Touch Bar (via Apple Adapter)
    OS X: Full support.
    Windows: Full support.
  • 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 the 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.

 Other MacBooks have no issues.

 

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 or render engine. There is no speed increase with the BizonBOX in Premiere CC 2017
    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 or render engine. There is no speed increase with the BizonBOX in Premiere CC 2017
    Windows: Graphics card detected issues (error 12).

 Other iMacs have no issues.

 

 

Mac mini

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

 Other Mac mini has no issues.

 

 

Mac Pro

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