I'm finding conflicting information about this topic on the web, so I thought I'd raise the question here.
I'm wanting to use an Apple Thunderbolt Display with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX9XX series card in a MacPro and/or eGPU box. I figure I could use this StartTech adapter to connect the Apple Thunderbolt Display to the Display Port of the card:
However, I've found many websites that claim this doesn't work, and one lone comment on the link above under Q/A that said it does.
To be clear, I understand that I wouldn’t be able to send a Thunderbolt signal to the Apple Thunderbolt Display using any of the outputs from the NVIDIA display adapter.
I figured I could simply adapt the larger format DisplayPort to the Mini-DisplayPort and get it to connect that way. That is assuming that the regular DisplayPort and Mini-DisplayPort are essentially the same connection/protocol with just a different interface size.
Is what I'm trying to do possible and if so, will this adapter work, or do I need to buy something different?