Thunderbolt external video processor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by koulmj, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. koulmj macrumors 6502

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    Channel information out of the thunderbolt into an external graphics processor then out to a monitor...someone take this idea and run with it! We could have macbook airs' with extenral nvidia 670's :)
     
  2. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    people are working on it.. ViDock for instance.. problem is Intel.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    there have been several threads in this forum about it. try a search.

    so far, nothing cheap ...like $ 300 for the dock plus the videocard.

    other threads suggest thunderbolt doesn't have enough bandwidth
     
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  7. koulmj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found this late yesterday, http://www.computershopper.com/comp...nal-thunderbolt-graphics-video-card-clearance
     
  8. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    the problem is not intel, Bplus never made a finished product, you had to do your own troubleshooting, it was a pain to get it to work even when it was on express card.

    that setup of expresscard to tb is the most troublesome one

    OP, there are several cases available, none of them are actually cheap, there are more being produced and they work alright if you dont have a mac that has a dgpu in it
     
  9. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    well, vidock is just waiting for intel to let them build the thunderbolt eGPU, but something is holding them back.. people seem really pissed at intel.
     
  10. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    there was a large complain that there wasnt enough support staff for thunderbolt from intel, intel raised their numbers, then the complain shifted from how to get the certification that was too difficult, i.e. to launch a product without a glaring.

    simply put cry babies that dont know how to run a business

    tb is plug and play, can you give that? no. you are out
     

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