Asus G750JZ-XS72 Thunderbolt Functionality

Dan in MD

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I currently have a work-at-home setup with a MacBook Pro Retina 2012 and two Apple Thunderbolt Displays. I want to leverage the monitor investment and acquire a gaming system. My strategy is to acquire the Asus G750JZ-XS72 and in different places I have read confirmations that:

(A) It works with the Apple Thunderbolt Display
(B) It supports daisy chain of two such displays
(C) It supports clamshell operation (shut lid) and will wake up based on mouse/kbd.
(D) and I've read that the gigabit Ethernet port in the Thunderbolt Display is also recognized and works.

I don't know if the display webcam or audio is usable. I don't know if there are any latency issues regarding the graphics. In other words, does this laptop's Nvidia 880M drive external displays connected by a Thunderbolt well--with the performance that would be provided from say HDMI?

Thanks
 

Eggz

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Yes. Thunderbolt combines two main things: (1) certain aspects of PCI-e, and (2) display port. Because it has display port as one of it's technologies embedded, it will perform as does a display port for video. Compared to HDMI, display port does a better job and delivers high throughput, and because of that, so will thunderbolt.

[Edit] - Thunderbolt also supports the HDMI protocol, so you'll basically be covered when it comes to a high quality, low latency display adapter. Don't worry.

Check out thing great resource on Thunderbolt
 

Eggz

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Yes. Thunderbolt combines two main things: (1) certain aspects of PCI-e, and (2) display port. Because it has display port as one of it's technologies embedded, it will perform as does a display port for video. Compared to HDMI, display port does a better job and delivers high throughput, and because of that, so will thunderbolt.

[Edit] - Thunderbolt also supports the HDMI protocol, so you'll basically be covered when it comes to a high quality, low latency display adapter. Don't worry.

Check out thing great resource on Thunderbolt
 

Dan in MD

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I would like to hear from someone who has actually connected two Thunderbolt displays to an ASUS laptop. I have read snippets on the web that indicate an inability to support more than one.
 

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