Displayport on 2013 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by johnhackworth, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. johnhackworth macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have a 2009 Mac Pro with two 23" aluminium displays. I'd like to (initially) replace them with a single Apple 27" display. I'd then probably add a further 27" display at some point after that. Since no extant Mac Pros support Thunderbolt I'll have to buy the Displayport version of the display.

    So, my question is - is it remotely feasible for Apple to ship a 2013 version of the Mac Pro without Displayport support?

    Best Regards,

    Julian.
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    They will most likely ship the 2013 with Thunderbolt which is backwards compatible with Displayport (since it carries Displayport along with the Thunderbolt data)....

    Edit: However, to your question about "is it remotely".... Anything is remotely possible. Likely? probably not since Apple moved its entire PC lineup (with the exception of the Mac Pro) to Thunderbolt. I can't imagine them dropping Displayport without upgrading the Mac Pro to Thunderbolt in the next revision.
     
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601

    Umbongo

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    DisplayPort is the standard for computer monitors going forward so yes it will be on future Mac graphics cards.
     

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