System Configuration

KONA MAC System Configuration

KONA for Mac Supported System Configurations

The AJA engineering, QA and technical support teams have determined the optimum slot placement for the AJA KONA cards in the Apple MacPro. In order to assure proper functionality, the card should be seated in the slot specified by AJA.


Expansion Slot Placement for: Mac Pro 2019

 

List of AJA supported PCIe cards:
KONA 5, KONA 4, KONA IP, KONA HDMI, KONA 1 and KONA LHi

List of AJA supported Thunderbolt devices:
Io 4K Plus, Io 4K

NOTES:

  • Any slot will work with an 8-lane card, but with slots 5,6,7 preferred.
  • If using an Apple After Burner card that must be placed in slot 5 (since it is a 16-lane card).
  • AJA KONA LHi is physically accommodated by the new Mac Pro in slots 3, 4 and 5. However when running with an Afterburner card in slot 5, you will need to utilize slots 3 or 4. In the event that those slots are utilized for a third party graphics card in combination with an Afterburner card, this will preclude the use of KONA LHi.

Special Note for ordering KONA 5 for use with Mac Pro 2019:

There are two choices:

  • PN KONA-5-R0 uses ATX power, and so can be used in other relevant Mac or PC host systems. However, a 3rd party ATX cable kit for the Mac Pro 2019 will be required: Link Here.
  • PN: KONA-5-R0-S01 will use PCIe slot power in Mac Pro 2019, but this KONA model should not be used in any other Mac or PC host system.

*4-lane PCIe slots can support the following AJA cards: KONA 1

**8-lane or 16-lane Computer PCIe slots can support the following AJA cards: KONA 5, KONA 4, KONA IP, KONA HDMI

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Expansion Slot Placement for: Mac Pro 2008-2013 (includes Nehalem and Westmere versions)

 

For optimal performance of the KONA 4 and KONA LHe Plus, AJA recommends slot 2. See Option 1 for slot placement. The KONA LHi operates properly in slots 2 and 3.

Option 1
Slot 4 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) Empty/Storage
Slot 3 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) Empty/Storage
Slot 2 PCI-e 16x KONA 4, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus
Slot 1 PCI-e 16x GPU

Option 2
Slot 4 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) Empty/Storage
Slot 3 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) KONA 4, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus
Slot 2 PCI-e 16x Empty/Storage
Slot 1 PCI-e 16x GPU

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Expansion Slot Placement for: XServe Intel (2008)

 

AJA only supports the PCIe version of KONA cards in slot 2 of the 2008 Intel XServe.

Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe / PCI-X Empty / Storage
Slot 2 PCI-e 16x KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus

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