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Tested computers

The following Apple computers have been tested for use with Matrox MXO:

  Model Processor Display card Comments
NEWMac Pro 12-coreTwo 2.66 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon "Westmere"ATI Radeon 5770 HD (1 GB)Requires Matrox MXO version 2.1.8 or later. Click here to download.
NEWMac Pro 8-coreTwo 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem"NVIDIA GT GeForce 120 (512 MB) 
NEWMac Pro 8-coreTwo 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem"NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 (1.5 GB) 
NEWMacBook Pro
17-inch
2.66 GHz Intel Core i7NVIDIA GeForce GT 33M (512 MB)

A Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is required.

If you experience dropped frames during playback, your display card may be set to preserve battery life at the expense of performance. To change this setting, go to System Preferences > Energy Saver, and then select Higher performance (Leopard), or disable Automatic graphics switching (Snow Leopard).

 MacBook Pro
17-inch
2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (256 MB) / 9400M GT (512 MB)

A Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is required.

If you experience dropped frames during playback, your display card may be set to preserve battery life at the expense of performance. To change this setting, go to System Preferences > Energy Saver, and then select Higher performance (Leopard), or disable Automatic graphics switching (Snow Leopard).

 MacBook Pro
15-inch
2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo NVIDIA GeForce 9400M+ (256 MB)

A Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is required.

If you experience dropped frames during playback, your display card may be set to preserve battery life at the expense of performance. To change this setting, go to System Preferences > Energy Saver, and then select Higher performance (Leopard), or disable Automatic graphics switching (Snow Leopard).

 Mac Pro 8-coreTwo 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel XeonATI Radeon HD 2600 XT (256 MB)Matrox MXO version 2.1.2, Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5.2, and Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 are required.
 Mac Pro 8-coreTwo 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel XeonNVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (512 MB)Matrox MXO version 2.1.1, Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5.2, and Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 are required.
 MacBook Pro
15-inch
2.4 or 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 DuoNVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (256 MB)Matrox MXO version 2.1.1, Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5.2, and Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 are required.
 MacBook Pro
17-inch
2.4 or 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 DuoNVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (256 MB)Matrox MXO version 2.1.1, Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5.2, and Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 are required.
 iMac 17-inch1.83 GHz Intel
Core Duo
ATI Radeon X1600 (128 MB)*
 iMac 20-inch2 GHz Intel
Core Duo
ATI Radeon X1600 (128 MB)*
 MacBook Pro
15-inch
2 GHz Intel
Core Duo
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 (128 MB)*
 MacBook Pro
17-inch
2.16 GHz Intel Core DuoATI Mobility Radeon X1600 (256 MB)*
 PowerBook G4
17-inch
1.67 GHz
PowerPC G4
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
(128 MB)
NOT recommended for HD editing.
 Power Mac G5 (PCIe)Dual 2.3 GHz PowerPC G5
(1 dual-core CPU)
NVIDIA GeForce 6600
(256 MB)
 
 Power Mac G5 (AGP)Dual 2.5 GHz PowerPC G5
(2 single-core CPUs)
ATI Radeon 9600
(256 MB)
 
 Power Mac G5 (PCIe)Quad 2.5 GHz PowerPC G5
(2 dual-core CPUs)
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
(512 MB)
 

*For support of Adobe After Effects with Matrox MXO in both Mastering and Presentation modes on Intel-based Mac computers, you must install Matrox MXO version 1.2. or later. Earlier versions of the Matrox MXO software support Adobe After Effects only in Presentation mode on Intel-based Mac computers.



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