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ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card

  • Thunderbolt 2 Technology
  • Simply Plug and Upgrade!
  • Easy Installation
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Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
ThunderboltEX II

Spec

Specifications
Chipset: Intel DSL5320 Thunderbolt 2 Controller

External Connectors
-1 x Thunderbolt 2 port runs up to 20Gbps
-1 x DisplayPort IN port
-1 x 9 pin TB header

Dimensions: 3.35" x 3.94"

Interface:
-PCI Express 2.0 x4 interface
-Compatible with PCI Express x8, and x16 slots

VGA:
-Supports Thunderbolt 2 Interface with max. resolution of 4096 x 2160@24Hz / 3840 x 2160@60Hz
-DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant; supports DisplayPort 1.2 monitor daisy-chain up to 3 displays

Data Rate: 1 x Thunderbolt 2 port, maximum at 20Gbps bidirectional

Operating System:
-Windows 8.1 32/64-bit
-Windows 8.1 64-bit
-Windows 8 64-bit
-Windows 8 32/64-bit
-Windows 7 32/64-bit
-Windows 7 (Ultimate SP1) 32/64-bit

Accessories
-1 x DisplayPort cable
-1 x mini DisplayPort Cable
-1 x ASUS TB header cable(linked from an ASUS motherboard's TB header to ThunderboltEX II card's TB header)

Compatible Model
-MAXIMUS VI EXTREME
-SABERTOOTH Z87
-Z87-PRO
-Z87-PRO(V EDITION)
-Z87-PLUS
-Z87-PLUS(VivoMouse EDITION)
-Z87-A
-Z87-A(NFC EXPRESS EDITION)

Features

Features
Thunderbolt 2 Technology - 2X Faster than original Thunderbolt and 4X faster than USB3.0. Daisy-chain up to 9 devices per port with improved transferring speed up to 20 Gb/s.

Simply Plug and Upgrade! - Compatible with all the Thunderbolt devices

Easy Installation - Exclusively Compatible with ASUS 8 series MBs

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Russell B.
  • 5/5/2014 9:02:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCard works, but you are very limited

Pros: The card works as advertised
Blazing fast speed
You can daisy chain components
Can enable use of Apple Thunderbolt Display

Cons: To use the video, you must connect a big displayport wire from your video card to the Thunderbolt card. This isn't a huge deal, it can just be unsightly if you are going for a single-wire setup from the pc.

It absolutely will not work unless you have one of the following motherboards:

MAXIMUS VI EXTREME
SABERTOOTH Z87
Z87-PRO
Z87-PRO(V EDITION)
Z87-PLUS
Z87-PLUS(VivoMouse EDITION)
Z87-A
Z87-A(NFC EXPRESS EDITION)

Other Thoughts: I originally purchased the card (and subsequently a compatible motherboard) to be able to connect my Apple Thunderbolt Display to my PC. While the display works fine, I've found that unless you are running PC peripherals, there will be no driver support, so all the added functionality from the display (eg. USB, Brightness, etc) does not work.

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