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Well, it's done...disappointing, indeed. :( However, it is nice to see new CPUs...and lower prices on the 12-core. Makes the machine (a little) more worth it. :)

I don't think it will affect Thunderbolt functionality as a data transfer (if they use the new controller), but, like I said above, I think this probably means it will be quite hard (or impossible) to get video output via discrete graphics.

However, I think the next step should be to get our hands on one of these new machines (MBA or MBP), verify that they are using the same Thunderbolt controller as these mobos, and I think from there getting data transfer working should be easy, and getting integrated graphics to work with it will be possible too. :)

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Hello,

Do you guess it's possible to use an imac 27 thunderbolt as a external display with a MSI Z77A-GD80 ?
I tried with the apple thunderbolt cable, but I can succeed yet !
Thanks for your help !

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Your TBP (thunderbolt port) has to be recognized under OS X in order to get the monitor working.

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The MB MSI is running under Windows 7, not OS X.

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Oh if it's under windows then you'll need new ACD drivers for Windows from Apple to get it working.

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Asterix - I have the MSI Z77A-GD80 and apple 27" cinema display working perfectly.
Set your internal graphics card to be initiated first in bios (IGD) and also set virtu to iMode

Sorted!!

Have Lucid using thunderbolt for display and also using my GTX 560 Ti for 3d over thunderbolt :)

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P.S. - no drivers are needed from Apple.

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Thx Gilj, but seems not working on an Imac27...
How did you set Thunderbolt settings in BIOS ?

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No improvement... Imac screen don't switch... :(

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Hi, sorry only one doubt, if I have a main board whit thunderbolt interface like Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT nd I connect to them an Apple thunderbolt display it works? (also if I install Mac osX Lion).
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Any news??

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You can use Thunderbolt on a PC motherboard with a Thunderbolt Display but not an Imac it would seem.
I don't think your Thunderbolt controller is likely to work when you install OSX Lion, but it works in Windows.

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I really want thunderbolt but the problem is that its just not cost effective yet... I cant see myself jumping for thunderbolt for at least another year or two





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