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This review is from: ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card
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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