Will the New Kepler Nvidia or the new 7000 series Radeon have a thunderbolt connection on them? Or does the thunderbolt connection on future motherboards transfer your discrete GPU video card's output through it?
I was also looking for info if a new 30" Apple display with thunderbolt connection would be forthcoming? They just came out with a 27" Apple thunderbolt display. Thanks for any replies.
I do not think any currently planned desktop video cards will have a thunderbolt connection, it's unneccesary at todays resolutions. Apple's display is only using it to connect multiple devices, basically it's a fancy cable for docking your laptop.
I've heard that nVidia and AMD have expressed interest in making Thunderbolt-connected external GPUs for laptops and notebooks, but that was back in August and I haven't heard any news since. I think it'll probably take a few more machines than the MacBook Pro/Air to adopt Thunderbolt before they actually start production on such products. That would be pretty awesome, though, as the IGP in the MacBook Pro 13" is a little lacking... I've wanted to connect an external TB GPU for months now. Let's just wait and see
Also, I've heard that several companies, including Sonnet and Village Instruments, have announced Thunderbolt PCI-e docking stations. But something tells me they're going to cost a lot more than some people would be willing to pay...