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As the title suggests, I was wondering if a thunderbolt cable could be used for an AMD graphics card, or any card for that matter, that has a mini DisplayPort?
Might be a silly question but I have no clue. rolleyes.giftongue.gif

FYI: I googled it and nothing came up. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ragtag7 View Post

As the title suggests, I was wondering if a thunderbolt cable could be used for an AMD graphics card, or any card for that matter, that has a mini DisplayPort?
Might be a silly question but I have no clue. rolleyes.giftongue.gif
FYI: I googled it and nothing came up. biggrin.gif

lol http://lmgtfy.com/?q=thunderbolt+and+mini+displayport

but srssly

http://store.apple.com/us/question/answers/product/MC913ZM/A?pqid=QDJKFYU44KPF4H4429AAKDUFCUY4C47CTKTTJHFAK27FT97KP
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Thank you!
So I can definitely use an HD 7970 that has a mini and connect it to an Mac monitor with mini.
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Thank you!
So I can definitely use an HD 7970 that has a mini and connect it to an Mac monitor with mini.

Understand that Thunderbolt is an interconnect that also can carry a DP signal.

The DP connection on a 7970 and the DP port on a mac monitor are the same.

So, yes you can, but Thunderbolt has nothing to do with it, they just added something to the existing DP connection on their machines.

Further, with the new mac monitors, the cable is built into the system, it comes as a mini-DP connection, USB, and Magsafe (for a laptop). If you bought a mac monitor new (which would be silly unless you like wasting dollars) then you would need no additional cables.
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