Possible to connect Apple 27' TBD to PC using displayport?

PortableLover

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hi guys gettinga nice deal on a 27 inch TBD, and wanted to know if i could connect to my pc? I can alwayas add in a pcie card for thunderbolt but was wondering if a thunderbolt to displayport cable would work?
 

dyn

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No, it only "speaks" Thunderbolt (hence the name) and thus requires the computer to do so too.

There also are no Thunderbolt-DisplayPort cables, that's just false advertisement. Those cables are just DisplayPort cables with a mini-DisplayPort connector on one end and a normal DisplayPort connector on the other end.
 
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PortableLover

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No, it only "speaks" Thunderbolt (hence the name) and thus requires the computer to do so too.

There also are no Thunderbolt-DisplayPort cables, that's just false advertisement. Those cables are just DisplayPort cables with a mini-DisplayPort connector on one end and a normal DisplayPort connector on the other end.

Ah its active connection.

Ill leave buying the display then because i have to add in the cost of a thunderbolt pcie card!

If mods can close this would be great!


Thanks to both pf you.
 

dyn

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No it is not an active connection at all. The Thunderbolt port on the Mac outputs native DisplayPort as well (it is part of the Thunderbolt protocol). The cable itself is also native DisplayPort so there is absolutely no adaption at all.