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ASUS ThunderboltEX 3 working with GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5

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Hello

I have the z170x gaming 7. I tried to connect my apollo to my high sierra hackintosh , don't think it read very well then again, I'm still in the beginning phases of my hackintosh as I'm still working out the elementary kinks (nvidia drivers, wifi/bluetooth, IOs etc.) Do you happen to know the settings you/your friend used for thunderbolt in the BIOs or did it natively? if not, could you perhaps walk me through the tweaks you had to make? I bought apple's TB2 to 3 adapter but I understand it's next to useless so I'll be returning it. Did he use any adapters I should maybe look at?

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Apple's TB2 to 3 works for me. Get the apollo to show up in Windows first, then boot into macOS.
 
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Will this card work on my motherboard? I have Thunderbolt 3 header. Se my signature for specs.
 
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Will this card work on my motherboard? I have Thunderbolt 3 header. Se my signature for specs.
Probably, but why would you want that card instead of the Gigabyte GC-ALPINE RIDGE which has two DisplayPort inputs instead of just one, has two Thunderbolt 3 ports instead of just one, and has a HDMI 1.4 port (kind of useless) instead of just none?

Both cards support 36W Power Delivery, but I don't think that's what you'll be using it for.
 
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Probably, but why would you want that card instead of the Gigabyte GC-ALPINE RIDGE which has two DisplayPort inputs instead of just one, has two Thunderbolt 3 ports instead of just one, and has a HDMI 1.4 port (kind of useless) instead of just none?

Both cards support 36W Power Delivery, but I don't think that's what you'll be using it for.

I know but Alpine card is not in stock here in Norway. 30 days until its in stock, but the ASUS card is available. hehe that's why. I want Thunderbolt asap!
 
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Yet after test@benchmarks Asus Thunderbolt EX3 on Gigabyte motherboard z170X ultra
. Yes pins in small connector are opposite than in large connector.

Large connector pins, first pin is from left side

1.black
2. green
3.brown
4. orange
5 yellow

Small connector pins, first pin is from right side

1.black
2. green
3.brown
4. orange
5 yellow

If You connect pins like on picture that Asus Thunderbolt EX3 works very well.
So we must do/buy proper plug or (not recommended) connect each pins and
be very careful not to abut pins.
I'll try those http://pcpartsandcables.com//index.php?cPath=34 inverting the connection
 
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Hi, I just bought an Asus Thunderboltex 3, for my z270x k7 gamming board ...
I noticed that the cable connectors thb-c are smaller than the other pins, what to do now ??
 
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Read the posts above yours
I just saw, thanks.
Anyway, I'm behind the gigabyte alpinus pci express.
and when the site you mentioned comes back, I'll take a look again
one more time, thank you
 
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Hey guys, I contacted with Asus regarding to Asus ThunderboltEX 3 header cable 9 pin to 5 pin connection because I can't find the cable. They told me they don't have it in stock and they can't find it. I can't use the card atm. Is there any store that sells this cable ? I hope you can help me out.
 
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I know but Alpine card is not in stock here in Norway. 30 days until its in stock, but the ASUS card is available. hehe that's why. I want Thunderbolt asap!

Hi @jaco . I saw this post of yours and just wanted to ask if the Asus TBex 3 worked for you? I saw that later you changed to GC Alpine Ridge. Was there a problem with Gaming 7 or did you change just because of more ports? I have that same board and want to buy this Asus TB3 card for my Apollo Twin interface. But before I buy that and the Apple adapter from TB3 to TB2 I really need someone with Gaming 7 Z370 to tell me if it works fine on High Sierra. Thank you if you respond!
 
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Hi @jaco . I saw this post of yours and just wanted to ask if the Asus TBex 3 worked for you? I saw that later you changed to GC Alpine Ridge. Was there a problem with Gaming 7 or did you change just because of more ports? I have that same board and want to buy this Asus TB3 card for my Apollo Twin interface. But before I buy that and the Apple adapter from TB3 to TB2 I really need someone with Gaming 7 Z370 to tell me if it works fine on High Sierra. Thank you if you respond!
Hey! Asus TB works fine! Changed because i needed more inputs.
 
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