Is it possible to have thunderbolt cards for Mac Pros?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by FrankHahn, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Although I have not seen any, is it possible in the future to have thunderbolt cards for current and old Mac Pros? If this is feasible, we can then upgrade current and old Mac Pros to make use of the benefits brought about by the thunderbolt technology.
     
  2. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

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    Apple won't do it so long as the Mac Pro ships with a discrete PCI-Express graphics card.

    There's nothing from stopping Sonnet, Magma, Caldigit- or anyone like that from creating an expansion card with a few TB ports on it. However it wouldn't support the display aspect of Thunderbolt at all and it would probably cost $500.

    -SC
     
  3. wafl iron macrumors regular

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    the best we can hope for is nvidia/amd to make gpus with tb ports instead of mdp/dvi (that dont require pcie3...)
     

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