Graphics card with thunderbolt ports

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Rick86, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Rick86 macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know of a graphics card with thunderbolt ports instead of displayport?
     
  2. bsbeamer macrumors 6502

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    They do not exist, and probably "never" will.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Why would you need those?

    To learn more about Thunderbolt (TB) and its compatibility with Mini DisplayPort (MDP):
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  4. Rick86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seemed the next logical step. Not running the cabling down the back of the desk would be great. Guess i'll have to wait.
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    A lot of people have been speculating about how the next MP is going to implement Thunderbolt. I have to say, all of the solutions suggested so far sound awkward and "un-Apple-like" in one way or another. I will be very curious to see what Apple ends up doing.
     
  6. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    I think it will likely come but I think it may need the cooperation of motherboard and/or chipset manufacturers. It's also a question in my mind as to whether we'll see the video piped into the MB and out a full-spec TB connector or whether the GFX cards will supply the full-spec TB out the back of the card.

    In either case I guess this won't happen for a long while (18months to 2 years before the press-release stages, ??) and when it does it may be the 20GB version of TB as i don't see the 10GB version being a large enough draw.

    Of course things are happening pretty fast these days so maybe something will come a long and overshadow the entire TB thinggy... ? :rolleyes:
     

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