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Hi any luck / or instructions on how to get it working with an X99 motherboard - I have the x99 Ultra gaming board from Gigabyte, and I actually got a 5k ultrafine monitor working with full 60 hz and 32 bit color, but the usb/thunderbolt parts do not work, it is as if the alpine ridge card can somehow feed the dual display ports streams anyway but only by using resx and a lot of unplugging/plugging / adjustments for every boot. If I leave the ultrafine monitor plugged the system won't boot entirely into MacOS, I then have to disconnect it then boot/login with an ordinary hd/displayport monitor, then connect the 5k monitor and then tinker with resx to get it working. I'm guessing the key to getting it working properly is the get the thunderbolt/usb c parts working also.
 
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Has anyone managed to get the USB-C ports on the LG 5K display to work with the GC-Alpine Ridge card installed? Mine appears to see the USB devices in IORegistryExplorer, but just spews the following to the console repeatedly:

Code:
default    23:52:18.759589 +1000    kernel    000443.841731 AppleUSB20XHCIPort@01300000: AppleUSBXHCIPort::powerOn: deadline passed (PORTSC 0x00000000)
default    23:52:18.759589 +1000    kernel    000443.841731 AppleUSB30XHCIPort@01500000: AppleUSBXHCIPort::powerOn: deadline passed (PORTSC 0x00000000)
default    23:52:18.759608 +1000    kernel    000443.841756 AppleUSB20XHCIPort@01100000: AppleUSBXHCIPort::powerOn: deadline passed (PORTSC 0x00000000)
default    23:52:18.759613 +1000    kernel    000443.841755 AppleUSB20XHCIPort@01200000: AppleUSBXHCIPort::powerOn: deadline passed (PORTSC 0x00000000)
default    23:52:18.759630 +1000    kernel    000443.841765 AppleUSB30XHCIPort@01800000: AppleUSBXHCIPort::powerOn: deadline passed (PORTSC 0x00000000)
default    23:52:18.759634 +1000    kernel    000443.841766 AppleUSB30XHCIPort@01700000: AppleUSBXHCIPort::powerOn: deadline passed (PORTSC 0x00000000)
default    23:52:18.759651 +1000    kernel    000443.841771 AppleUSB20XHCIPort@01400000: AppleUSBXHCIPort::powerOn: deadline passed (PORTSC 0x00000000)
default    23:52:18.759652 +1000    kernel    000443.841770 AppleUSB30XHCIPort@01600000: AppleUSBXHCIPort::powerOn: deadline passed (PORTSC 0x00000000)
default    23:52:19.082361 +1000    kernel    000444.164527 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082371 +1000    kernel    000444.164539 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082375 +1000    kernel    000444.164543 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082379 +1000    kernel    000444.164548 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082384 +1000    kernel    000444.164552 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082389 +1000    kernel    000444.164557 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082393 +1000    kernel    000444.164561 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082396 +1000    kernel    000444.164564 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCI::hardwareException: Error saving state
default    23:52:19.082401 +1000    kernel    000444.164569 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBHostController::setPowerStateGated: going to state 1 returned 0xe00002e9
default    23:52:19.082512 +1000    kernel    000444.164677 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (regRead32)
default    23:52:19.082517 +1000    kernel    000444.164685 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (regRead32)
default    23:52:19.082521 +1000    kernel    000444.164688 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCI::hardwareException: kUSBStatusControllerNotReady did not clear
default    23:52:19.082525 +1000    kernel    000444.164692 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBHostController::setPowerStateGated: going to state 2 failed with 0xe00002e9
default    23:52:19.082662 +1000    kernel    000444.164829 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082669 +1000    kernel    000444.164836 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082675 +1000    kernel    000444.164842 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
default    23:52:19.082679 +1000    kernel    000444.164848 AppleUSBXHCIFL1100@01000000: AppleUSBXHCIPCI::hardwareException: controller unplugged (readReg64)
 
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Hi Tony, does your 5K ultrafine work with keyboard brightness control? On my X99 mackintosh I can only get the display it self working but not the usb c ports, and not the speakers, webcam and brightness control either.
 
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No, brightness control doesn't work, nor do any of the ports.

I can see the additional USB ports in IORegistryExplorer (although they're attached to a different node than my internal USB ports).
 
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Anyone in the US wants to buy this card can get it at Fry's. It is on back order but will ship May 22, 2017. It's only 59.99 with free shipping. Here is the link if anyone is interested.

http://www.frys.com/product/9175378?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

I ordered a card on ebay from a seller in Germany and took about a month for it to arrive and payed 3 times as much. It works great and I can now use my Apple Thunderbolt display. I wish i would have waited for it. I placed an order for another card through fry's for another build. I am using the GA-Z170MX gaming 5 board.
 
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@tonyarnold I'm using the card with a Thunderbolt Display, and I've seen very inconsistent behaviour with not only the usb ports, but also daisy chaining harddrives and etc.

I would like to know if anyone makes progress on this too!
 
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No, brightness control doesn't work, nor do any of the ports.

I can see the additional USB ports in IORegistryExplorer (although they're attached to a different node than my internal USB ports).
but do you have 5K resolution working correctly?
 
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Yes, 5k resolution has been working perfectly from the start. I've written a small app to handle changing the brightness using DDCCi, so that problem is solved too.
 
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Yes, 5k resolution has been working perfectly from the start. I've written a small app to handle changing the brightness using DDCCi, so that problem is solved too.
WOW!!!! that's really cool ... give me more details about it because it's been really almost 2 years that I didn't have the chance to have 5K working...

so you put both the two DP ports of your GPU card inside the IN ports of Alpine Ridge GC card and then ... you go out with a single USB-C connector to the monitor? what I read on the specs is that a single USB-C line gives a max output of 4K signal, not 5K...
 
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