2012 iMac Target Display with Thunderbolt PC

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

  1. DLary macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2005
    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


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    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


    Aug 10, 2011
    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

    Oct 21, 2005
    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.
  5. vooblu macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012

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