1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 5:45 AM by rkaufmann87
Bkido Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,


I'm currently thinking about getting the new iMac 27" when its finally available in December. Currently I'm only using a PC and I'd like to keep the PC for gaming and Windows specific Software. In this case I'd like to use the iMac as PC-Display. Unfortunately the new iMac will only have Thunderbolt connectors.

My first question is if i'll be possible to use these Thunderbolt-Ports as Video inputs and secondly if it'll be possible to connect a Thunderbolt-equipped PC to the iMac and use it as Display in Taget Display Mode (e.g. with Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt Mainboard).


As long as it's not possible to connect a PC to an iMac and use it as Display I'll not be able to switch to Apple.


Thanks in advance for your help!

  • 1. Re: Use iMac(2012) as Display on Thunderbolt PC
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    Why not install MS Windows on the new iMac and run your video games on the iMac, you can run your games natively in MS WIndows by using Boot Camp for the best user experience.


    iMac's have had Thunderbolt connections since 2011 so this isn't anything new. However to answer  your question about a Thunderbolt equipped PC, you need to contact the developer and see if their boards support Target Display Mode on Macs. That is the name of the feature you are inquiring about. You can find out more about TGM by reading Apple's Target Display Mode 2011 Macs article.


    Also please click the More Like This link directly to  your right for similar posts as yours.