- Nov 11, 2018
- Gigabyte Designare Z390
- RX 5700 XT
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- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Alas, Thunderbolt cards can be very motherboard-specific. This SuperMicro card might only work with SuperMicro motherboards. It uses a SGPIO cable that may be incompatible with the F_THBC header on Gigabyte motherboards.anxious to try a TB2 card in my AORUS Pro. I purchased that MB since I don't have any TB devices and at the time had no immediate plans to acquire any. however, a little experimentation is always fun for this retired engineer.
a superficial search returns the SuperMicro AOC-TBT-DSL5320 as using the Falcon Ridge controller, but I have no idea if this card is proprietary to a Supermicro MB or will work with any "TB-ready" mobo. https://www.supermicro.com/manuals/other/AOC-TBT-DSL5320.pdf
will await your reaction before buying one. I believe the AORUS Pro has the correct MB connections for an add-in TB card.
I think a good way to experiment with Falcon Ridge is to find a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD7-TH, which has built-in Falcon Ridge.