2012 iMac Target Display with Thunderbolt PC

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DLary, May 6, 2013.

  1. DLary macrumors member

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    Has anyone been successful with connecting a thunderbolt equipped PC to the iMac and using it as a monitor? I am building a new PC and would like to use an iMac as the monitor. Virtu MP (www.lucidlogix.com) looks like a possible way to send high performance graphics through the thunderbolt port on the PC motherboard.
     
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    as long as the PC has Thunderbolt there shouldnt be an issue.
    I know you can attach a Thunderbolt Display to a Thunderbolt PC ... and I'd assume such is true with the iMac.

    I'd definitely like to know the results
     
  3. jji7skyline macrumors 6502

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    I'm interested in the exact requirements for an iMac to accept a input signal through the displayport/thunderbolt port.
     
  4. DLary thread starter macrumors member

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    The question is whether or not Apple implemented the full Thunderbolt standard. I understand that Thunderbolt should be backwards compatible with display port, but that won't work on a new iMac. The target display mode is a great idea, I just wish it would work with common video cards. I plan on getting a new motherboard as soon as Haswell is released. I guess I will find out soon.
     
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