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Apple thunderbolt screen with HD5770 card in mac pro 2008

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martins2463 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 2, 2012 9:32 AM

Just added an Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB Graphics Card to my mac pro 2008, it has a dvi and two mini display ports, with these support a thunderbolt screen?

mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Kujako Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    As I understand it, the "Thunderbolt Display" is just that. A display panel that connects via the thunderbolt port, which your Mac Pro lacks. So the answer would be no.

  • Kujako Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    I dont see how you would connect a mini-displayport to the thunderbolt cable... from the system requirements on Apples page "Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac".

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,105 points)

    At this writing the Thunderbolt display REQUIRES a Mac that shipped with a Thunderbolt port. No adapters of any kind will work.


    There is a "twin" of that display in the Apple Store that uses a Mini DisplayPort:


    Apple LED Cinema Display (27" flat...

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    You can connect to a mini display port display, but not a thunderbolt port display.

    You can connect a mini display port display to a thunderbolt port computer using a converter, but not the way we would all like.


    To connect to a thunderbolt display, you will require a thunderbolt port on a Mac.

    Most PCs that have thunderbolt can't talk to an Apple thunderbolt display.


    You can get the old mini diisplay port display fromt the apple shop for the same price as the thunderbolt display, but this will not be future proof as everything seems to be going to thunderbolt.




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