Mac

Apple M1 series Chip Equipped Mac Computer and Monitor Compatibility

  • Updated January 11, 2022

EIZO conducted a compatibility test with Apple M1 Max chip.

1. Display Limitations

Mac computers with an Apple M1 series Chip have the following display limitations.
 

Mac Mac computers with Apple M1 series chip
OS macOS Big Sur (11.6.1)
macOS Monterey (12.1)
Affected Monitors All monitors, including other company's monitors


 

(1) Number of Monitors Supported

Apple M1 chip The Mac only supports one external monitor via Thunderbolt 3 port. Connecting a second monitor to a different Thunderbolt 3 port will only display on one monitor.
Apple M1 Pro chip The Mac supports a maximum of two external monitors, regardless of connection type.
Apple M1 Max chip The Mac supports a maximum of four external monitors, regardless of connection type.

 

For Apple M1 chip

Apple M1 chip

 

For Apple M1 Pro chip

Apple M1 Pro chip

 

For Apple M1 Max chip
Apple M1 Max chip
 

(2) Color Format

When using HDMI on a Mac computer, the signal from the Mac computer may change to YUV Limited Range and banding may occur.

This may occur even when using USB Type-C or DisplayPort conversion cables on Mac computers with an Apple M1 series chip and macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 or earlier.
 

Mac Computer with M1 Chip Mac Computer with Intel Chip
Mac Computer with M1 Chip Mac Computer with Intel Chip
Gradation Display

 

This issue can be circumvented by changing the Signal Format settings on some ColorEdge monitors as described below.

HDMI

Set the value without “YUV” description
Change the value from “Video” to “PC”

 

 

(3) Color Profile

When using Mac computers with an Apple M1 series chip and macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 or earlier, the color profile automatically created by macOS may be inconsistent with the connected monitor gamma characteristics.

This issue is not relevant to profiles created by ColorNavigator 7 which is the color management software for ColorEdge and supported on Mac computers equipped with an Apple M1 series chip.

 

 

(4) Portrait Display

When using Mac computers with an Apple M1 series chip and macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 or earlier, the screen resolution is lowered when 90 or 270 degrees of Rotation are selected in the macOS Display menu.

Enabling Scaled Resolution in the Display menu does not list the correct resolution on the Display menu. The correct resolution option is listed when selecting “Scaled” while pressing the “Option” key on the keyboard.

 

2. Compatibility with EIZO Monitors

Mac MacBook Pro (M1Max, 14") MacBook Pro (M1Pro, 16") MacBook Pro (M1, 2020) Mac mini (M1, 2020) *3
OS Monoterey (12.1) Monterey (12.0.1) Big Sur (11.6.1) Big Sur (11.3.1)
ColorEdge CG279X Input USB Type-C Yes *1 Yes *1 Yes *1 Yes
Cable CC200SS
(USB Type-C to USB Type-C)
CS2740 Input USB Type-C Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cable CC200SS
(USB Type-C to USB Type-C)
CS2731 Input USB Type-C Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cable CC200SS
(USB Type-C to USB Type-C)
CG319X Input DisplayPort Yes Yes Not evaluated Yes
Cable CP200
(USB Type-C to DisplayPort)
Input HDMI *5 Yes Yes Not evaluated Not evaluated
Cable HH200PR
(HDMI to HDMI)
CG2420 Input DisplayPort Yes Yes Not evaluated Not evaluated
Cable CP200
(USB Type-C to DisplayPort)
Input HDMI *5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cable Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (for MacBook (M1, 2020))

HH200HS
(HDMI to HDMI)

FlexScan EV3895 Input USB Type-C Yes Yes Yes Conditions apply *2
Cable CC200SS-5A
(USB Type-C to USB Type-C)
EV2795 Input USB Type-C Yes Yes Yes Conditions apply *2
Cable CC200SS-5A
(USB Type-C to USB Type-C)
EV2785 Input USB Type-C Yes Yes Yes Conditions apply *2 *4
Cable CC200SS
(USB Type-C to USB Type-C)
EV2485
EV2480
Input USB Type-C Yes Yes Yes Conditions apply *2
Cable CC200SS-5A
(USB Type-C to USB Type-C)
EV2360 Input HDMI *5 Not evaluated Not evaluated Not evaluated Conditions apply *2
Cable HH200PR
(HDMI to HDMI)

*1 Power supply is limited up to 15W because of the monitor specification.
*2 (2) Color Format and (3) Color Profile issues still remains.
*3 Mac mini does not support USB Type-C Power Delivery from the monitor.
*4 Monitor may not awake from Display Sleep by operating the keyboard once connected to the USB hub of the monitor.

*5 When connecting Mac via HDMI cable, the monitor may show incorrect color and uneven tone. Please refer to the link for details.
 

3. Compatibility of EIZO Software

ColorNavigator 7 color management software for ColorEdge monitors are now supported by Mac computers equipped with the Apple M1 chip. Download here.