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fastrobby Level 1 Level 1

Hi,

I'm considering building a new box with  ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT motherboard that includes a generic Intel graphics sub system which supports a max resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz. I would love to connect a 27 inch Apple Thunderbolt display to it. Any one have any experience with this setup ? I'm not sure how to setup the two speakers. Will they be automatically supported through some type of Thunderbolt daisy chain interface ???

Many Thanks

fastrobby


Apple 27" Thunderbolt display, Windows 7
  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6

    I think someone else mentioned this pc/TB board in another thread.  This is all guesswork/speculation on my part but I would think that in order be be legally sold as "thunderbolt" it would have to adhere to the standards for thunderbolt.  Same sort of thing to be able to call HDMI by the name HDMI.  And there are many other examples.

     

    Since I know nothing of the standard I don't know whether it would let one implement a subset, for example, not carry usb, which is required for the speakers and camera in the TB 27" display.

  • bdsix Level 1 Level 1

    I use the second Thunderbolt port on my 27" ACD TB with a MSI Z77A-GD80. The display works with Intel's HD graphics and supports sound, USB, firewire and I was able to get the network port running. I find Lucid's Virtu GPU visualiztion is hit and miss with a dedicated 3D GPU depending on what application/game is running. 

  • M00NPIG Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same board but I cant get the sound working display works great can you help me please.

  • bdsix Level 1 Level 1

    Just make sure that you've set your default output sound to USB speakers.

  • M00NPIG Level 1 Level 1

    I installed the bootcamp drivers but it does not show the speakers in pref to select them.

  • bdsix Level 1 Level 1

    The bootcamp drivers are not required for display audio as it's standard USB sound simply connected to your PC via PCIe (aka Thunderbolt.) Maybe your display audio is disabled under device manager?

  • M00NPIG Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks again for all your help I have issues still what is it call in your device manager? just to make sure I have the right thing.

     

    All devices are enabled, I have.

     

    High Definition Audio Device

    NVIDIA High Definition Audio

    NVIDIA High Definition Audio

    NVIDIA High Definition Audio

    NVIDIA High Definition Audio

    Realtek High Definition Audio

  • bdsix Level 1 Level 1

    The display should be listed as "Display Audio." Do you have any other devices hooked-up to the display that are USB? (e.g. mouse)

  • M00NPIG Level 1 Level 1

    No that does not come up. USB ports dont work on the back either.

  • bdsix Level 1 Level 1

    That's not good. Are you using the TB display as your primary display? My understanding is that it doesn't play well with others when it's not intiated during boot. Also confirm/check that you've installed all of the Intel chipset drivers that ship with the board.

  • M00NPIG Level 1 Level 1

    Yes my primary display only. I'm reinstall drivers now.

     

    The usb ports do work with my macbook air so I know they work.

  • M00NPIG Level 1 Level 1

    Maybe something in the bios?

  • bdsix Level 1 Level 1

    I didn't adjust any of the TB settings in the BIOS. Maybe check to see if you have IGD as the "Initiate Graphic Adapter?"

  • Derick Valadao Level 1 Level 1

    After a bunch of testing with a build I got running yesterday (Asus Pro/Thunderbolt, i5 3750k, GTX 560) I can say: yes, but not without it's quirks.

     

    1. Be sure to set up without the thunderbolt display. Make sure everything works fine with the system and that ALL drivers and chipsets are up to date (including the intel HD accelerated driver). You can find everything on the asus product web page.

     

    2. Update the bios to the latest version.

     

    3. THEN plug in the thunderbolt display.

     

    4. Go into bios and change the following settings:

    - Under graphics, set the iGPU to be the default

    - Turn on iGPU multi-monitor support (for running Lucid Virtu MVP)

    - Under thunderbolt, disable thunderbolt device wake from sleep (currently causes many issues waking from sleep... go figure)

     

    You should be good to go. If you're gaming with the TB display, make sure you add the program you want to run to the Lucid Virtu applications list. Even then, not all games will run. If you get a black screen on a game launch with a bunch of red artefacts, scratch that one off the list until the tech becomes more stable via software updates and bios updates.

     

    Currently enjoying the TB display set up on my new windows box, though it was rough to get set up. Playing Diablo 3 on full native res with maxed out settings is a joy. Again, not without its quirks, but that's life on the bleeding edge

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