Thunderbolt3 joins usb type-c

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by avkdm, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
  2. reddemonic macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2012
    does it mean thunderbolt 1,2 will become obsolete? i
  3. jwdawso macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2002
  4. Stacc macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2005
    I have heard people using external graphics cards on thunderbolt 1/2. From what I know it tends to be a bit hacked together. On the hardware side, you have to find a thunderbolt enclosure with its own power supply and those can be expensive. On the software side, OS X seems to take quite a bit of work, since driver support can be spotty. Windows seems to be easier to get to work.

    Performance on thunderbolt 2 is pretty good. You tend to get 90-95% of the performance of the card in a classic desktop. The reduced performance is because of bandwidth restrictions, and thunderbolt 3 obviously improves that.
  5. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    External graphics, if implemented correctly, could be absolutely huge.

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