Reviews

Bizon Box II for Mac with GTX 1080 Ti

James
22 June 2017
Comment:
I do like it. I was looking at upgrading my graphics card for doing machine learning.

I am was debating between building a Hackintosh and/or upgrading my Laptop, in the end, I went with the 3rd option, get the Bison Box with the Graphic Card that I can use, and later upgrade the box if I get a MacBook Pro or rip it apart and use the GPU for a future Hackintosh build, in the end, I am pleased with my decision.

The Bison Box was easy to install, offers me the increased processing power that I need right now and has the flexibility and versatility for future upgrades.

Bizon Box 2s

John James
20 June 2017
Comment:
I have a Mac Pro6.1 and am using dual bizon box 2s. My main application for use on this is Cinema 4D with Octane Render. I also rely heavily on the adobe suite of products.

It definitely helps with Octane, but there are huge bugs and compatibility issues. I don't know if it's a driver thing, or an OS issue, or if it's the box itself. But I get screen blackouts a lot and have to either restart the computer in the normal way or do a hard restart. It especially goes crazy when I use adobe media encoder. I've had to get into the habit of unplugging the boxes and monitors and removing them if I'm not using Cinema 4D and then plugging them back in when I do. So there's been a lot of that. Super annoying and time consuming. When it works it great.

Also the directions for installing two boxes weren't clear so it took some time. But customer support was quick so that's a plus.

BizonBox3

Colin Blaber
15 June 2017
Comment:
BizonBox3 paired with the 1080ti yields significant gaming improvements on the MacBook. While the Raedon Pro 560 dedicated gpu is suitable for most tasks, it's not ideal for anything demanding such as current gen games.
One con is probably the price - there's far cheaper eGPU's on the market and you can buy a standalone gpu yourself for cheaper. But what you're paying for is one time experience, plug and play.

BizonBox 2S

Mohamed Amin
09 June 2017
Comment:
I'm using an iMac 2012 model with DaVinci Resolve. It displayed an alert that stated "GPU full" as soon as I started the program.

Tried to import one video and all I saw was static and glitches, even when rendered.

Now, it's displaying four streams of 2.5K footage simultaneously with the BizonBox. I'm truly impressed and thankful for this missing piece of the puzzle.

Bizon PC

Mohamed,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the BizonBOX and DaVinci Resolve!

09 June 2017

Bizon Box 2

Bryce Ashey
06 June 2017
Comment:
So Bizon Box is very, very close to a five for me. I've been running it for several weeks on my MacBook Pro and it's been pretty flawless.

I can run WoW at ultra settings with almost no issue. Every now and then I get a slight tearing but it's maybe once every couple plays. The only reason I couldn't mark it a five is that it's a bit picky on startup - to get it to work every time I have to disconnect the monitor first, restart, then reconnect. Not critical by any means but a little bit annoying over time. Graphically though it's pretty much flawless.

MacBook Pro Mid-2014 running Sierra 10.12.5
Bizon Box 2
Asus Nvidia GTX 1080 TI

Bizon PC

Bryce,

Thank you for the detailed review!
Please contact our technical support team about any BizonBOX issues, we will help to fix them.

06 June 2017

bizon gtx 1080 ti

jung yoon hwang
06 June 2017
Comment:
amazing experience with my mac.
our octane rendering in our workflow is tremendously fast now.

beautiful product.

Bizon PC

Dear Jung,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the BizonBOX and Octane Render!

06 June 2017

Bizon Box 3

Dave Ross
31 May 2017
Comment:
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016),
Nvidia 1080Ti

Occulus use with Windows 10 bootcamp

Bizon PC

Dear Dave,

Thank you for the 5-star rating of our product and service!

31 May 2017

BizonBox 3

Robert Matthews
11 May 2017
Comment:
Really pleased with the performance boost I'm getting with the BisonBox 3 to my 2016 MacBook Pro 15" 2.9Ghz i7 with Radio Pro 460.

I'm using it with a Titan X card and I'm finally able to edit, color correct (etc, etc) full 4.6k 12-bit RAW, and 4.6k ProRes 444XQ, at full resolution and frame rate in Davinci Resolve and Premiere Pro.

I haven't run any benchmarks yet, but it's doing exactly what I hoped it would do - it's turned my MacBook Pro into a full on post-production machine for regular use on studio movies, commercials, network TV, etc. Very pleased!

The reason I've only given it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it's not as user friendly as I would have liked. This is mostly because the instruction manual is a bit hokey. For example, the manual detailed how for a 6+8-pin card, you must use the 6+8-pin cable in the box. However, there is not a 8-pin cable in the box, just 2x 6-pin cables, plus 2x 2-cables. This meant I had to email Bizon and ask them what to do. However, their reply still wasn't specific enough, so I had to email them again - I just didn't want to risk damaging my $1400 graphics card. Another example is that the manual doesn't tell you what to do when you want to stop using the BizonBox 3 and take the laptop away with you - I took a guess, shut it down and unplugged it. It worked, but would have been nice to know this for sure. I also find it odd that there is a second port on the back of the box, but with specific warnings in the manual that this should not be used. So, why is the port there?

Aside from those few minor issues, I'm very pleased and would highly recommend it for professional filmmakers in need of more power.

Bizon PC

Robert,

Thank you for your detailed feedback and your suggestions on improving the BizonBOX manual!

11 May 2017

Bizonbox2S

Hessel
10 May 2017
Comment:
Imac 21.5 inch late 2013 bizonboz with 1070 from pallit
Gaming the performance is way better but if you boot windows on imac you can squeash way more out of your egpu the only thing is it's way overprised

Bizon PC

Hessel,

Thank you for your feedback!
Windows indeed has better support for games than macOS.

10 May 2017

BizonBox 3

Daniel Livas
09 May 2017
Comment:
I own a Macbook Pro 2016 without Touch Bar. BizonBox 3 lets me use the Nvidia GTX 970 that I need to render games and video work at the speeds that I need. The installation process is very easy on macOS, provided you use the software installation instructions included in the BizonBox 3 manual. However, getting the BizonBox 3 to work with Windows can be a huge pain at this point. Eventually I got it to work but had to disable some built-in input devices in the Windows Device Manager. Lack of support for HDMI and Displayport audio with macOS. Hopefully new driver software will make things easier in the future.

Bizon PC

Daniel,

Thank you for your feedback!
Our goal is to make the BizonBOX installation as easy as possible and we always strive to improve our software and installation instructions.

09 May 2017

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