I had the 16.3.x.x drivers. it's still not working... What is supposed to happen? I run the setup from Gigabyte's webpage, then it seems it's only installing the FlashTBT app that I have to manually find and start myself and from that I get the generation_mismatch error message...Got an GigabyteAlpineRidge TB card rev.1 here, too. I was only able to upgrade firmware to NVM21 when installing Thunderbolt Drivers version 16.3.x.x - had latest drivers 17.1.x.x first installed..
DOH! I think you were right all along! I was so sure it was 1.0 as that's what it said on the shop's webpage. I saw no indication on the card itself but on the box it actually says rev.2.0... So that's the firmware flash mystery resolved...It sounds like you have the Alpine Ridge rev 2.0 card, which has no firmware update at this stage.
Did you update the BIOS to the latest?Guys I got the Gigabyte Alpine Ridge V2 Thunderbolt addon card. But it does not work on my MSI Tomahawk X299 AC motherboard. I specifically checked and there was a TB header on the motherboard and the connector wire plugged into it perfectly. But it doesn’t get detected in even in BIOS. BTW there is no setting related to Thunderbolt in BIOS.
Has anyone got this GC-Alpine Ridge to work in MSI motherhood?
MSI doesn't make there own card (they have a product page for the "MSI Thunderbolt M3" but I don't think they made any) and I don't think they'll support other manufacturer's add-in cards but that doesn't mean they can't work.Just got an email from MSI support and the idiots don't support Thunderbolt AIC cards on their motherboards even though they advertise it on their site. There is no option in BIOS to enable thunderbolt support so that's that.
Either that user is mistaken or he used ASRock Thunderbolt AIC which does work on X299 Tomahawk AC board without BIOS settings.
I'm about to build my 1st Hackintosh and I'm also using 3 UAD devices with TB3. I currently have an Asus x99 A II with an alpine ridge rev 1 card. Will I have an easier time with an X99 A II deluxe since it has built-in TB3? Would I likely have to start up in BIOS and turn on the UAD devices with that setup as well? Same with an ASUS Ex3 card?Most Thunderbolt stuff on Hackintoshes doesn't support hot swapping at all, and as per my original post the only way to get it to work is to power it up on the BIOS screen.
I have 3 UAD devices on the one TB3 bus and they work perfectly - just gotta turn them on at the right time.