Thunderbolt3 joins usb type-c

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

  1. redheeler macrumors 603

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  2. reddemonic macrumors member

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

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  4. Stacc macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    External graphics, if implemented correctly, could be absolutely huge.
     

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