HDMI Headless Video Accelerator

HDMI Headless Video Adapter

HDMI Headless Video Accelerator
HDMI Headless Video Accelerator Take back the full power of your Headless Mac's GPU.
HDMI Headless Video Accelerator
– Use the full power of your Mac's graphics processor without needing a display
– Remotely access your Mac with native display support
– Change screen resolution remotely
– Ultra-compact, low-profile design
  • Mac
3 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty
HDMI Headless Video Accelerator

HDMI Headless Video Accelerator

Take back the full power of your Headless Mac's GPU.
  • Use the full power of your Mac's graphics processor without needing a display
  • Remotely access your Mac with native display support
  • Change screen resolution remotely
  • Ultra-compact, low-profile design
Never settle for a choppy interface.
Macs pack phenomenal power into a compact form factor, but when they're operated without a display attached, the GPU isn't activated – meaning it's not pulling its weight. So when you access your Mac remotely, the CPU does all the work rendering the user interface. As a result, the interface lags; OS X animation, cursor movement, menu navigation, and typing all suffer, making remote operations a pain.

Plug in. Restore Performance. It's That Easy.
Now there's an easy way to make your remote experience perfect again. Plugging the NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator into the HDMI port of your Mac activates its GPU, even without a display, emulating resolution displays up to 1080p, so your remote interface works exactly how you'd expect. Get back to working smoothly on your headless Mac with a NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator.

Change Screen Resolution Remotely
In addition to the huge performance improvements an activated graphics system provides, you can also conveniently change the screen resolution to suit your needs. For a remote Mac running OS X El Capitan or later, where graphics acceleration is not needed, the NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator continues to provide the ability to change the screen resolution with ease.

  • HDMI Headless adapter
Learn how to find your Mac's model IDThe Headless Video Accelerator is compatible with...
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display Mid 2015)
(May, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,4; MacBookPro11,5
2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2015)
(March, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro12,1
2.9GHz i5, 2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(October, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,3
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(October, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,2
2.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
(October, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(October, 2013)
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2014)
(October, 2014)
Model ID: Macmini7,1
1.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 & Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012 Server)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,3
2.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2010 Server)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.66GHz
Weight
  • 0.2 oz (5.67 g)
Warranty
Maximum Resolution
  • 1080p
  • Mac mini Late 2014 (Macmini7,1) also supports 3840 x 2160
Dimensions
  • When not plugged in
    • Height: 0.25 in (0.65 cm)
    • Width: 0.68 in (1.74 cm)
    • Length: 0.98 in (2.50 cm)
  • When plugged in
    • Height: 0.25 in (0.65 cm)
    • Width: 0.68 in (1.74 cm)
    • Length: 0.58 in (1.5 cm)
Software
  • OS X 10.6.8 to OS X 10.10
    For graphics acceleration and changing the screen resolution of a remotely connected Mac.
  • OS X 10.11 and later
    For changing the screen resolution of a remotely connected Mac.
Driver
  • Driver not required
Interface
  • (1) HDMI