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Richard Cardonna
New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 24, 2013 at 2:48:24 pm

great for a htosh isn't it?

http://event.asus.com/2012/mb/P8Z77_Series_Motherboards/Thunderbolt_landing...

Richard


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Gary Huff
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 24, 2013 at 3:21:07 pm

This board has been out for a while and, from all reports, is equally as good for Hackintoshing.


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Craig Seeman
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 24, 2013 at 3:42:38 pm

And also listed as Intel Certified.
http://www.gigabyte.us/microsite/306/images/thunderbolt.html



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Craig Seeman
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 24, 2013 at 3:43:41 pm

The thing to look at is how GPU is handled.

That may be a clue as to how Apple handles it as well in the upcoming MacPro.



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Chris Kenny
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 24, 2013 at 4:10:35 pm

[Craig Seeman] "The thing to look at is how GPU is handled.

That may be a clue as to how Apple handles it as well in the upcoming MacPro."


it's not really as informative as one might think. This is a Socket 1155 motherboard, meaning there's going to be a video single from an integrated GPU to put on that Thunderbolt connection. A new Mac Pro (anything worthy of that label, anyway) will be Socket 2011. Socket 2011 processors don't have integrated GPUs, which makes the whole thing a lot more complicated. We have yet to see any Socket 2011 system/motherboard with Thunderbolt.

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Craig Seeman
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:21:37 pm

[Chris Kenny] "We have yet to see any Socket 2011 system/motherboard with Thunderbolt."

I agree. The question is how one thinks Apple is going to solve this.
Anything we think of is obviously going to be wild speculation.

This is also why I think the new MacPro is going to be a very interesting technical break through in solving this and I think people under value the importance of that.

There are no Xeon multiproc based motherboards with Thunderbolt as of yet.
Apple's will be the first if that's what they do.



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Lance Bachelder
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 25, 2013 at 7:34:30 am

My PC is built around the Gigabyte Z77 with Thunderbolt - tried a couple of times to "hack" it but no luck - I'm sure it's me, but I've been building workstations for 20 years and it's harder than it looks to get a stable hackintosh working.

Lance Bachelder
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Downtown Long Beach, California
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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:00:34 pm

Lance -

Have you run into this article?

http://lifehacker.com/5841604/the-always-up+to+date-guide-to-building-a-hac...

It's a pretty in-depth tome on Hackintoshing...

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Jamie Pence
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:15:34 pm

[Lance Bachelder] "My PC is built around the Gigabyte Z77 with Thunderbolt - tried a couple of times to "hack" it but no luck - I'm sure it's me, but I've been building workstations for 20 years and it's harder than it looks to get a stable hackintosh working."

Lance,

I found the Z77 to be really easy to hack...

You might want to try this website as a resource:

http://hacksbyalfa.com



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Lance Bachelder
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 25, 2013 at 7:30:54 pm

Thanks I'll take a look at both of the sites. I was relying on tonymac and found it all a bit confusing.

Lance Bachelder
Writer, Editor, Director
Downtown Long Beach, California
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1680680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


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Jamie Pence
Re: New windows thunderbolt mobo
on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:01:25 pm

I built a Hackintosh based around the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5, it also has thunderbolt... It works exceeding well. Driving three monitors with the GTX 680 2gb. The Thunderbolt works flawlessly with my Blackmagic Intensity Extreme as well as the Promise Pegasus.

The best part, dual booting Windows 8 / Macintosh off super fast SSD's

The motherboard can be found on New Egg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128559&Tpk=GIGABYT...

A great website resource for this motherboard:

http://hacksbyalfa.com

This thing is FAST and way cheaper and more expandable than any current Macintosh.



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