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Diamond MultiMedia HD 7970 to run the new Apple Thunderbolt 27" A1407

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September 9, 2012 12:43:31 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 
Already purchased Apple monitor 27" thunderbolt A1407 and Diamond multimedia radeon HD 7970 3gd5

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:  watching movies and as a work station.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1200W 80plus Gold

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: 
Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT
Intel I7-3770k, 3.50 GHz, 8MB Cashe, LGA1155, 77W
Corsair XMS3 1600mhz CMX32GX3M4A1600C11
Corsair Force Series Sata 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK
2- WD CAVIAR 2TB Sata WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN.
Corsair H80 liquid cooler
CoolerMaster Cosmos II Ultra Tower RC-1200-KKN1
CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1200W 80plus Gold
7   Enermax TBSilence UCTB12N as replacement fans
Corsair XMS3 1600mhz CMX32GX3M4A1600C11
Diamond multimedia radeon HD 7970
1 LG Super Multi Blue 3D Internal Blue-Ray Disc Rewriter BH14
2+1 FireWire 800/ 400 Pcie Combo Host Card 
Apple monitor 27" thunderbolt A1407

OVERCLOCKING:  Maybe 
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe 

MONITOR Resolution:
16:9 aspect ratio and an astonishing 2560-by-1440 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just want this sexy apple monitor to work with my newly purchased Radeon video card. Hopefully this can happen??? (fingers crossed)

I have just built a new system and I have the Asus P8Z77- V Pro/ Thunderbolt MOBO. I have purchased the HD 7970 video card and the new Apple 27" display to run on it. I cannot get anything out of the Monitor. Do I need to purchase something else to make this work or is there a setting that I missed?
Please be so kind as to advise on this matter.
September 11, 2012 3:33:51 AM

Okay so I got no reply ....
Hmmmmm ......
I hate to let Technology get the best of me so I kept at it while Updating all drivers and attempting to get the mini ports
on my HD 7970 to work.
I have discovered that with the card installed on my board I cannot get my Apple 27" Thunderbolt display to work at all.
I then plugged in a Monitor VIA HDMI on the HD 7970 and it worked.
I then attempted to hook up the Apple monitor to the mini thunderbolt port on the MOBO.
No video. I then powered everything down and removed the video card and plugged my apple
monitor into the Board and IT WORKS !!!!!!
I tested all points on the screen :
volume = yes
fire wire 800 = yes
usb * 3 = yes
I can't test the thunderbolt pert due to I don't have another thunderbolt product to test it with at this moment.
I can say that Asus has surprised me with this board though. ( Asus P8Z77-V Pro/ Thunderbolt does support the new
Apple Thunderbolt A1407 monitor.
!