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Werewolf 486
06-25-2014, 04:09 AM
I have a friend who just bought one of these and I have questions about the Thunderbolt port. First does it function like a regular Thunderbolt port? Second is there a cable that goes from mini thunderbolt on one end to regular Thunderbolt on the other end?

I'll explain why I ask this after I get my answers for those who haven't figured it out yet.

Thanks in advance!

Magnetone
06-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Hi,

i guess you mixed up a few things. AFAIK There is no such thing as a Mini-Thunderbolt Port. What you are probably referring to is that Thunderbolt uses the same connector as Mini DisplayPort. The laptops Thunderbolt-Adapter shows up as a pci-to-pci bridge (in our case i guess its the pcie 4x in the device manager) and combines Pcie and displayport.

So no need for any extra cables or adapters.
Hope that helps

Max

Werewolf 486
06-26-2014, 06:01 AM
Ok, well the confusion I had was from watching the videos on the G750 and hearing them talk about the port as being both Mini HDMI and Thunderbolt. So I thought that this was a new design that I had missed. Thanks for clearing that up!

I'm looking into my buddy using a Thunderbolt cable to a Sonnet Echo Express and then using a ViDock 4++ plugged into that with a EVGA GTX 770 Super clocked installed into that so he can run 3 large monitors on his desk and use his G750 without trying to run 3 large monitors from the GTX860m. All in all it's as much as building a good gamin desktop rig, but he can't break from having a laptop.

Magnetone
06-26-2014, 11:46 AM
well i am not up to date on intel licensing or certification regarding viddock thunderbolt support, but for now i guess you have to live with your current solution of using the sonnet thunderbolt adapter and pluggin the viddock into it.

AAndrei
06-26-2014, 05:03 PM
You don't need a vidock, all you need is the sonnet echo express.

Cheaper than sonnet is a thunderbolt card produced by thundertek.

Magnetone
06-27-2014, 12:02 AM
Hi,

are you sure the thundertek is capable of hosting full length/dual-width video cards and is has enough watts to power them?

Greets

Max