Motherboard on Macbook Air.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by yearofthe, Apr 21, 2013.

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    yearofthe

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    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of motherboard the Macbook Air Mid-2012. I want to purchase a Black Magic device, but it will only be compatible with an x58 chipset on your motherboard with on board USB 3.0

    Will my Macbook Air be compatible?

    -Thanks.
     
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    007bond

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    I'm assuming that you mean x86. The MacBook Air meets both of those requirements. So long as the device is advertised to be Mac compatible, you should be good to go.
     
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    macrumors 68030

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    x58 is an actual chipset, x86 is an instruction set. Anyway, no, the MBA does not use an x58 chipset.
     
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    007bond

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    Ah. Now I understand. Well, there you go :)
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    The 2012 MBA uses an Intel HM77 chipset.

    If the device needs a USB 3.0 connection, the 2012 MBA has those.
     

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