This is an Active Adaptor - meaning a built-in chip inside the Adatpor. If your graphic card does not support DP++, then you cannot use a Passive Adaptor.
It will Support Apple MacBook (after 2010 Version with Audio) MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro; Microsoft Surface Pro/Pro 2/Pro 3 (NOT Surface for Windows RT); Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X230/X240s, L430/L440/L530/L540, W530/W540, Helix; Dell XPS 13/14/15/17, Latitude E7240/E7440, Precision M3800; Alienware 14/17/18; Acer Aspire R7/S7/V5/V7; Intel NUC; Asus Zenbook; HP Envy 14/17; Google Chromebook Pixel etc.
Only converts signal from Mini DP to DVI side.
What is Eyefinity?
Solves Eyefinity Issue with Mini Active Display Port Adapter
In a nutshell, this cable is required for anyone who buys a ATI card supporting Eyefinity Technology and wants to run the extra (3rd) monitor that has only HDMI/DVI inputs