thunderbolts work with 2012 mac pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by romo78, May 15, 2018.

  1. romo78 macrumors newbie


    May 15, 2018
    hi there, just got a thunderbolt display didn't know there is no thunderbolt port on this computer.
    how can i make it work if i just have a mini display port? or i just waist my money
    thank you
  2. bsbeamer macrumors 68000

    Sep 19, 2012
    Return it. Will not work with MacPro 5,1 or older.
  3. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    Yes. Don't expect something that you bought today to work with the Apple computer that you bought yesterday.

    And don't expect that something that you bought yesterday will work with the Apple computer that you bought today.

    Constant research and diligence is needed to avoid being caught by Apple's phenomenal skills at planned obsolescence.

    Or at least be aware that you may need to buy hundreds of dollars of dongles to use them together.
  4. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    Sorry romo, you didn’t buy a monitor compatible with your system. Thunderbolt ports weren’t available on the cMP. You need to return the display and get one that’s compatible with your video card (i.e. HDMI or mDP).
  5. Synchro3 macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2014
    Try to find an Apple Cinema Display 27".

    They have the same display as the Thunderbolt version, but a DisplayPort connector instead.

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