Connecting Thunderbolt display to MacPro 2012

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    Maxwideman New Member

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    Can I connect a Thunderbolt display to a MacPro 2012 desktop computer?
    If so, what cables do I need?
    For information, the Mac Pro has a DVI Display port and two mini Display ports. It also has 3 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Firewire 800 ports, and 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. It also has optical digital audio in and out ports as well analog audio line in and out ports.
    The Display resolution is 2560x1440 and has a Gigabit Ethernet port, a Thunderbolt port, 3 USB 2.0 ports, and a FireWire 800 port.
    Your advice would be much appreciated, thank you.
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Thank you!

    It depends...what is the brand/model of the Thunderbolt display? It sounds like the Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) from your description.

    You won't be able to connect an actual Thunderbolt display to older Macs that do not have a Thunderbolt port. However, you can connect Mini DisplayPort displays to Thunderbolt ports.

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