Using a thunderbolt display with a PC?

Hi,
I was wondering what I would need to connect the new thunderbolt displays to my computer.
I have a Gigabyte GTX 770 Graphics card with HDMI, dual link DVI, and display port. I have tried the Kanex C247DL with no
success and was wondering what adapter I need to make this setup work.
Thanks!

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    Yes, it is possible to use Apple Thunderbolt Display with PC. You will need an ASUS ThunderboltEX II adapter with compatible ASUS motherboards, such as Z97-DELUXE (NFC & WLC).
    It works with both integrated and discrete graphics.

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  • I have the same graphics card, and a late 2009 imac with Minidisplay port entry.

    Using a Minidisplay cable which connects PC -> iMac works fine. You can use CMD+F2 to switch input on the Mac.

    Using a Thunderbolt cable however does not work. It needs to be a Minidisplay to Minidisplay Cable.

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  • The answer is almost certainly no. You would have to have a graphics card that supported Thunderbolt, and as far as I can find out, none exist. Even then, there would be a driver issue (which would presumably be provided by the manufacturer of the card). Mini-display port connectors are physically compatible, but don't work with Thunderbolt.

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