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Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH - Thunderbolt/Display Port bypassing Graphics card?

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Hey Everyone,

I've got a Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH with a GTX670 graphics card, and I'm a little confused about how thunderbolt displays work in context of having the graphics card installed.

If I'm using the MOBO Thunderbolt ports to drive my monitor, am I discarding the advantages of the fancy GPU on the PCI card, or is everything routed through the PCI bus, into the 670, back out to the PCI bus and the out to Thunderbolt ports on the MOBO?

Basically, I'm looking at a situation that the best way to make my workflow happy is to use an Apple Display Port LED monitor, but I really don't like the idea of not being able to take advantage of the 670 (if that is indeed the case).

thanks!


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Hey Everyone,

I've got a Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH with a GTX670 graphics card, and I'm a little confused about how thunderbolt displays work in context of having the graphics card installed.

If I'm using the MOBO Thunderbolt ports to drive my monitor, am I discarding the advantages of the fancy GPU on the PCI card, or is everything routed through the PCI bus, into the 670, back out to the PCI bus and the out to Thunderbolt ports on the MOBO?
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If you use the Thunderbolt for your monitor, then it's using the onboard Intel HD4000 graphic card and your GTX670 is useless.
 
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use the display port on the 670 although hd4000 is fine up to two monitors as long as your not really into gaming
 
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Welcome to Nvidia, why should you expect display port on a GPU? I would prefer to use DP for everything, but Geforce cards rarely support multiple display ports. If you want native DP you have to fight with getting a Radeon to work.
 
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Hey Everyone,

I've got a Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH with a GTX670 graphics card, and I'm a little confused about how thunderbolt displays work in context of having the graphics card installed.

If I'm using the MOBO Thunderbolt ports to drive my monitor, am I discarding the advantages of the fancy GPU on the PCI card, or is everything routed through the PCI bus, into the 670, back out to the PCI bus and the out to Thunderbolt ports on the MOBO?

Basically, I'm looking at a situation that the best way to make my workflow happy is to use an Apple Display Port LED monitor, but I really don't like the idea of not being able to take advantage of the 670 (if that is indeed the case).

thanks!


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That about BIOS version? Settings? I can't start Apple Thunderbolt Display after installation Mac OS 10.8.2, only in GraphicsEnabler = No
 
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[VideoStation] Core i7-3770K - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5-TH - HD4000 & GTX 650 & RADEON 7970 - Apple Thunderbolt Display - Mountain Lion 10.8.3

Are you still using Mountain? Why not Sierra?
And what about GPU? Did you get it to work with Apple Thunderbolt Display?
 
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Welcome to Nvidia, why should you expect display port on a GPU? I would prefer to use DP for everything, but Geforce cards rarely support multiple display ports. If you want native DP you have to fight with getting a Radeon to work.


Huh, a standard EVGA GTX 1060 has three DisplayPort 1.4 ports
 
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