Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to martins2463)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to Kujako)
In a review just read, Just be warned that Thunderbolt daisychaining only allows for Thunderbolt devices. That is, you can plug the display into a Mini DisplayPort on a pre-Thunderbolt Mac, no problem, but then you wouldn’t be able to daisychain any DVI, VGA or DisplayPort devices or adapters from it.
So does that mean it will display, but not daisy chain? Displaying will do for the moment,
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 10:23 AM (in response to martins2463)
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".
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to martins2463)
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:Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter L
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to martins2463)
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.