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

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  1. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. jukkhop macrumors newbie

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    Sorry but from what I remember, the monitor only works on Mac or on a Thunderbolt equipped PC.
     
  3. dyn macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  4. PortableLover thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. dyn macrumors 68030

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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.
     

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