Resolved PC graphics card with TB output?

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  1. Herdfan, Aug 19, 2011
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    Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    Is there any chance that someone will make a graphics card with a TB output port? I would love to be able to use my 2011 iMac in TDM with my old desktop.

    I know there are cards with mini-display ports, so I hope that adding TB compatibility to them will happen in the future.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It'll probably happen sometime, but not for a while.
     
  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Intel announced that ThunderBolt will reach other PC manufactures later in this year.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    My understanding is that since TB is an extension of the PCIe bus, you'll need chipset-level support for it and that it can't be added simply with a PCIe card.

    Not sure if correct, but I recall reading that somewhere.
     
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Ah, misread the OP.

    Intel also has stated that there won't be PCIe cards with TB.

    Again, though, other PC manufacturers will have ThunderBolt as early as this year.
     
  6. Herdfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That answered my question. Unfortunately. :(

    Thanks!
     

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