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Questions tagged [thunderbolt]

For questions about hardware incorporating Intel/Apple's Thunderbolt I/O connection technology.

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Thunderbolt 3 to USB 3.0 [on hold]

I recently bought a Startech Laptop Dock that is powered with a Thunderbolt 3 connector. I have two monitors connected to it via HDMI. I found out that my laptop does not come with a Thunderbolt port ...
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Macbook eGPU to be used only for external monitors

I have a Macbook Pro (13 inch, two Thunderbolt 3 ports) connected to two external monitors. I'm looking to purchase a GPU to sit in an eGPU enclosure (the AKiTiO node) purely to be able to support ...
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KVM Switch for a Gaming PC and a new Macbook?

I have a Gaming PC and a newer Macbook. I want to connect these two to a monitor (displayport, 2k 144hz), keyboard/mouse (2 USB 2.0), and headset (speaker/mic). So, I am looking for a KVM (or ...
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Can I connect two computers using a Thunderbolt 3 cable using ethernet?

I am trying to avoid the very expensive 10GBe approaches which would likely require me to get an expensive 10G switch to connect an iMac to my storage server. I wonder if I could use an iMac (not Pro)...
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Do any USB-C hubs include 4-10 USB-C ports with same capabilities as original port?

It's simple to find a multi-port USB 3.0 hub, where one USB-3 port becomes 4-10 equivalent ports, like this one. Does this kind of product exist with 100% USB-C ports? That is, when connected to a ...
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Laptop to Desktop PCI-E passthrough Thunderbolt 3

I currently have a laptop and a desktop PC, one for work, one for games, and I wish to use the same peripherals for both using TB3 somehow. The ideal solution would be to have a Thunderbolt 3 ...
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Fanless, LTE and thunderbolt convertible / 2-in-1 / tablet laptop suggestion?

I would highly appreciate your suggestions regarding the device I have been searching for last couple of months. Please accept my apologies for the long question, I found no other way to ask my doubts ...
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Usb type c or thunderbolt 3 to 10Gig SFP+ for Linux

I want to connect my laptop to a 10 Gb LAN configured for high speed connection. My laptop has a USB-C port and is running Linux. Is there any USB-C/thunderbolt 3 cable for 10 Gb SFP+ for Linux?
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Does this exist: HDD/SSD with Thunderbolt 3 AND Ethernet?

I am looking for a hard disk/SSD/NAS with both these interfaces: Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet, 1 GbE or 10 GbE So far I only found TB+USB and Eth+USB. Does the combination I am looking for exist?
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External NVidia GPGPU on an AMD based laptop? [closed]

Can a laptop with a AMD or Intel CPU, an AMD GPU and a Thunderbolt port connect to an external GPGPU box with a NVidia card? The code to run on the external GPU could be either OpenCL or CUDA based....
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A reasonably-priced Thunderbolt PCIe enclosure

I am looking to play some games on my MacBook Pro and would like to add an external GPU to it. Searching around I found that a Thunderbolt to PCIe enclosure works fine for that purpose, however all ...
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A Thunderbolt 3 adapter for M.2 SSD

I use the live edition of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for work, and every day I pack up my 128Gb USB 3.0 thumb drive in the morning and drive to work, where I insert that drive back into my work computer. The ...
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Laptop recommendation for 2 monitors at home, drawing, programming and occasionally gaming

Lately I have been running in problem with my recent laptop and i have decided to buy a new one. I have been looking for a laptop to answer the following things: Powerful CPU (Kaby Lake i7 with Dual ...
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Where to Obtain an Expansive Thunderbolt 3 Port Expander Suitable for Mobile Use With a MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar and Touch ID?

     Where might I find or commission a pre-made or custom-order a rather fully featured port-expansion hub or dock-like accessory designed to nest neatly underneath a 15-inch ...
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Looking for a cheap skylake laptop with full-speed thunderbolt 3 and good cooling

I plan to use one of the new Thunderbolt 3 external GPU enclosures to connect a GTX 1070 to a laptop. Obviously the video card of the laptop itself is unimportant, so I'm hoping to save some $$ by ...
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Thunderbolt options for ASUS Z10PE-16/4L

I'd like to add Thunderbolt I/O to an ASUS Z10PE-D16/4L motherboard. Hopefully through a PCIe card. It seems ASUS ThunderboltEX II isn't compatible, and HP Thunderbolt-2 PCIe 1-Port I/O Card F3F43AT ...
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Adapter to connect Intel Compute Stick to Mac to see the output

I have Intel Compute Stick which has HDMI male connector as output which I would like to connect to Macbook Pro which has HDMI port (female), USB and ThunderBolt Mini DisplayPort. My goal is to see ...
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Intel i7 4720HQ vs 6700HQ - worth it for Thunderbolt on gaming laptop?

Considering hardware for a gaming laptop. Not building my own, but found a great deal on a machine from last season still sporting a 4720HQ processor. Comparing benchmarks between the Haswell 4720HQ ...
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External Music Production Library: NAS vs. External SSD vs. External HDD Thunderbolt?

The last couple of months I have been preparing for a return to hobby music production after a long hiatus. I have realised that my computer will not have enough storage space for my coming sample ...
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Adding Thunderbolt Ports to Intel z170 Chipset Mobo, w/ i5 6600k Skylake CPU

Is it possible to add thunderbolt ports to the following build, via a PCIe card or similar? MOBO MSI z170 Krait Gaming Chipset (LGA1151) CPU Intel i5 6600k Quad-core 3.5GHz (Skylake) I doubt you ...
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Harddisk with Thunderbolt V2 - Backup with Time Machine (OS X)

I am looking for an external harddisk for backup my MacBook Pro (with Time Machine) and I saw there are already "packed" configurations (combos) like theses: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Transcend ...
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PCIe to Thunderbolt on Linux

So I've been Googling forever and can't seem to find any info on this. I would like to know if there is a PCIe-to-Thunderbolt card that works with Linux (if there are drivers for it). Has anyone ...
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Docking station with new Interfaces?

I think we all noticed the recent Intel Skylake release at IFA and Gamescom 2015. Skylake brought a new generation of processor supporting a new generation of I/O interfaces, mainly Thunderbolt 3. ...