yet another thunderbolt question

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2018/06/10 18:02:46 (permalink)

yet another thunderbolt question

http://www.microcenter.com/product/466938/Thunderbolt_Expansion_Cardm_for_Asus_Z170_and_X99_Motherboards
 
Will this card work with my asrock z97?  or will it give me the slower version of thunderbolt.  (whatever that is LOL)

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    Jim Roseberry
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    Re: yet another thunderbolt question 2018/06/10 20:48:37 (permalink)
    Absolutely won't work.
     
    The motherboard has to specifically support a Thunderbolt-3 add-in-card.
    Motherboard has to have a Thunderbolt-3 header... and full support in the BIOS.

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    Re: yet another thunderbolt question 2018/06/10 21:58:13 (permalink)
    Thanks Jim.  The sales guy at micro center said it would.  He said it went in the video slot?   I didn't think it would be that easy.  perhaps he meant that it would give me TB 2 ?
        Why does the asrock z97 claim to be TB ready ?

    ASRock Z97 Pro 4 Motherboard
    Chipset : Intel Z97
    Intel i7 4790k
    32 gb Ballistix (crucial) 1600 DDR3 ram

    Corsair 330R case Corsair Rm750 ultra quiet power supply
    Win 10 64 bit

    Motu 1248 AVB
    Mackie Onyx Blackbird 16 x16 FW
    Sonar Platinum

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    Jim Roseberry
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    Re: yet another thunderbolt question 2018/06/11 14:31:51 (permalink)
    HighAndDry
    Thanks Jim.  The sales guy at micro center said it would.  He said it went in the video slot?   I didn't think it would be that easy.  perhaps he meant that it would give me TB 2 ?
        Why does the asrock z97 claim to be TB ready ?



    The Z97 Pro4 *is* Thunderbolt-2 ready.
    It supports their (ASROCK) Thunderbolt-2 add-in-card.
    Microsoft chose not to support "PCIe via Thunderbolt" with Thunderbolt-2 controllers (only Thunderbolt-3).
    Not sure why... but (unfortunately) that left a lot of folks in the lurch.
     
     

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