thunderbolt cable recommendations

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Anarchy99, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2003
    Im looking to buy a male to male thunderbolt 1/2 cable, for my soon to be arriving eGPU for my rMBP.
    is the apple cable the best choice? I was looking for cheaper alternatives if possible that said I don't want something janky just to save a few dollars.
    most of the listings i see now are either for thunderbolt 3 cables or they are mislabled mini DisplayPort cables.
    I'm also wondering if length matters hypothetically if I went to the Apple route should I get the 0.5 m cable order 2m cable, could it make a performance difference?

  2. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    You won't find really cheap thunderbolt cables because the cables use chips in each end of the cable that make tb cables expensive. I've found Apple cables and OWC cables to be equally good, in various lengths up to 2m.

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