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    Anyone tried thunderbolt displays with new gigabyte motherboards?

    Hey,

    Just wondering if anyones tried using one of the newer gigabyte motherboards with their thunderbolt displays.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/395009-gigabyte-ga-z77x-up5-th-socket-1155-vga-dvi-hdmi-dual-thunderbolt-7-1-channel-ga-z77x-up5-th
    http://www.ebuyer.com/395005-gigabyte-ga-z77x-up4-th-socket-1155-vga-dvi-hdmi-dual-thunderbolt-7-1-channel-ga-z77x-up4-th

    Both boards come with builtin thunderbolt ports. And it seems to suggest it'll work on their website:

    http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4280#ov

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    Been wanting to get my pc able to use mac's display target so I can get rid of old screens, and stick with the macs

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    Steve

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    I am looking at buying a new custom build PC. Thats handy to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rozzer View Post
    I am looking at buying a new custom build PC. Thats handy to know

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    Don't quote me on it Was hoping someone else may have tried it out to know for sure

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    Hands up here I don't know what thunderbolt is, a little out of date on my hardware, can someone care to explain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    Hands up here I don't know what thunderbolt is, a little out of date on my hardware, can someone care to explain?
    It's Mac's (Yes ok not Macs but they're only ones using it currently) 10GBps connections on the newer machines Basically replacement for everything (HDMI/VGA/USB etc etc) but you can do cool things like link their 27" monitors etc daisy chained etc etc too

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    Have you seen this article on AnandTech?

    Apple's Thunderbolt Display works but not without a bunch of caveats. First you'll need access to a Mac to extract the drivers for the integrated components in the display (Firewire 800, GigE, etc.). Audio will work but only if you don't have a discrete GPU plugged into the motherboard. Firewire 800 and GigE both work. The integrated USB hub on the other hand basically doesn't work under Windows. Apple doesn't officially support the Thunderbolt Display under Windows and Intel won't certify it without Apple's support so anyone wanting to use a Thunderbolt display will just have to wait for someone else to release a similar product.

    Remember the weird audio frame dropping issue I encountered under OS X with the Pegasus and Thunderbolt Display? I also encounter a similar but less severe version of that under Windows. While writing to the Pegasus and playing music through the Thunderbolt Display's speakers I get dropped audio frames, but unlike under OS X the music continues to play and is mostly recognizable—it just sounds like there's a little bit of static in the background. It's interesting that the problem exists under both OSes, but with slightly different behavior.

    [...]

    Apple's Thunderbolt Display is a great example of what you can do with Thunderbolt, but without official Windows support we're left waiting again. (Source)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Have you seen this article on AnandTech?
    No I hadn't Could live with Thunderbolt displays without USB hubs! Mmm. Temptings.....

    (Guessing newer boards, may have better driver issues now too )

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    Oooo like the look of that.

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