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Apple 27 Thunderbolt Display compatibility on non-thunderbolt Hackintosh build?

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Hello,

Will the thunderbolt display from Apple work on my current hackintosh build?

Asus Z170i Pro Gaming
Gigabyte RX460 4GB (HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4, DVI-D)
8GB RAM 2400
128 GB SSD

A co-worker is trying to sell his display with a very reasonable price and I would definitely take it if it works with my current rig. It's a mini-itx so I can't have Thunderbolt add-in card.
 
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An Apple Thunderbolt Display will only work with a thunderbolt input
 

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Hello,

Will the thunderbolt display from Apple work on my current hackintosh build?

Asus Z170i Pro Gaming
Gigabyte RX460 4GB (HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4, DVI-D)
8GB RAM 2400
128 GB SSD

A co-worker is trying to sell his display with a very reasonable price and I would definitely take it if it works with my current rig. It's a mini-itx so I can't have Thunderbolt add-in card.
If that machine does not have a Thunderbolt port (Note that having USB-C does not mean you have Thunderbolt 3.) then forget about using the Thundebolt display.
 
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