Thunderbolt 2 Cable?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by akrantz, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. akrantz macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Hey guys,

    Does TBR have its own cable or is every Thunderbolt cable the same?

    Thanks :)
  2. Reno Richter macrumors member

    May 31, 2012
    TB and TB2 cables are the same. I asked tech support a couple of days ago since they have TB cables on sale :D
  3. akrantz thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Thank you sir.
  4. haravikk macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2005
    This; Thunderbolt 1 basically has two channels, one for general data and one for Displayport, all Thunderbolt 2 does in terms of the cable is turn these both into a single data stream, assuming the various devices are compatible of course, thus doubling the possible speed for all devices involved.

    It means things are now a little more complex if you want to hook a display since it's directly sharing bandwidth with other devices, but for things other than the display it's a big bonus. Plus, with six ports on the new Mac Pro, it's not like you're struggling to find places to connect everything; you just need to bear in mind that devices hooked up with a display somewhere in the chain will be sharing closer to Thunderbolt 1's bandwidth, so you don't want anything too demanding in there.

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