- Jan 5, 2020
- Gigabyte Z390 Gaming M
- RX 590
It is best to characterize the performance of Thunderbolt on your NUC with Thunderbolt 3 devices. Test:
On the Designare Z390 with flashed NVM 33, all of the above work well with Thunderbolt 3 devices.
- Connectivity on cold boot
- Connectivity on warm boot
- Connectivity on hot plug
- Connectivity on wake-from-sleep
I have the Apple Thunderbolt display that works fully with Facetime camera, speaker, USB hub using the Z390M Gaming motherboard and Titan Ridge AIC flashed with the GC-TITAN-RIDGE-NVM23-Elias64Fr.bin firmware. I am using the Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter. Initially, I had issues with the USB bus not working and the display not turning on reliably. I tried a different EFI also for the Z390M Gaming MB and everything started working reliably. The odd thing is I have since switched back and forth between the one giving me problems and the one I am using now and both worked fine. I think my issue may have been a firmware setting that I sorted out during all my trial and error. Anyway, the point of my post is there is hope to get a working Apple TBD.
The only issues I have are I need to have a second monitor plugged in when cold booting as the system doesn't recognize the Apple TBD as a monitor presumably because the drivers have not loaded ( now using a ghost plug HDMI plug instead of a monitor) and sometimes on restart the monitor won't turn back on and I have to just unplug the cable from the Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter and plug it back in again.