TBolt Expansion

Discussion in 'iMac' started by szhark, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. szhark macrumors newbie

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    With the expansion of the new MacPro moving *out* of the box.. specifically the perceived inability to change the internal graphics cards.. It seems the graphics capability (as well as everything else) is getting transferred to the thunderbolt interface(?)..

    If that's the case, would today's Imac's actually be much more 'upgradeable' in the years to come, then most people give credit? Or am I missing something..

    thanks..
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    The Mac Pro does have an HDMI port for one display. The iMac is pretty expandable with external boxes as it is. We will see a few more options, but remember the iMac has 1(21.5") or 2(27") Thunderbolt ports and the Mac Pro will have 6.
     
  3. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    And 6 Thunderbolt ports, each of which can be used to connect a display.

    You can connect a Thunderbolt display, or an ordinary display - there are simple converters and cable which utilize the Thunderbolt port as a mini DisplayPort, and convert from mDP to DVI-D, VGA, HDMI, and/or DisplayPort.

    It is doubtful that any external graphics card in a PCIe expansion chassis will equal the performance of the built-in graphics controllers of the new Mac Pro.
     

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