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Questions tagged [thunderbolt]

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

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Connecting a monitor to laptop via USB-C (Thunderbolt)

I have these digital connectors for connecting external monitors: HDMI (version: 2.0) USB-C (version: Thunderbolt 3) While the HDMI I would better like to leave untouched for connecting my TV. Thus, ...
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Cheapest 4K 27in+ thunderbolt monitor with PD

I’m finding it very difficult to find a USB-C monitor which is compatible with Mac and supports daisy chaining and power delivery. The problem is that many listing on Amazon etc don’t make it clear if ...
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Switching 2 monitors plus a TV (and mouse and keyboard) to a PC and a MacBook Pro

I'm looking for a solution that can help me switch between using my MacBook Pro for work and my Windows 10 PC for play, using two desktop monitors and a TV. Ideally this would include a KVM to switch ...
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Custom in-desk panel

I would like to get rid of cable clutter and enhance my desk. However, I'm struggling to find the components for making it work. What I would like to do is including ports in the table, mainly ...
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Thunderbolt 3 dock with USB 2.0 (*not* USB 3) controller

I have a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 ports, to which I want to connect an Allen & Heath digital mixing desk via USB to be able to capture multi-channel audio. This desk uses isochronous mode ...
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A Simple USB-C Thunderbolt Splitter Capable of Charging and Outputting Video?

I'm wondering if there exists any kind of splitter USB-C splitter that allows for charging and Thunderbolt display through a single port. I know they have this for splitters the take a USB-C ...
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add Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to MSI X99S SLI Plus

After having my questions closed as off-topic on superuser.com, I'm trying my luck here: I currently have an MSI X99S SLI Plus motherboard (5-6 years old) which I'd like to keep, but I'd like to add ...
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Monitor with USB Hub for two computers [duplicate]

I started working from home, and would like to have a convenient way to connect my work laptop to my desktop setup. That is a mouse, keyboard and one monitor. Preferably I would just need to plugin a ...
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Dock recommendation for Macbook Thunderbolt2 and Dell Thunderbolt 3 laptops

I'm looking for a dock that will allow my gf and I to connect 2 HDMI monitors and 2 USB mouse/keyboard devices to both a Macbook Air (2015) with thunderbolt 2 and a modern dell laptop with thunderbolt ...
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USB-C hub with USB-C ports

I'm looking for a USB type C / Thunderbolt hub that offers several (minimum 2, but ideally more) USB-C ports, with at least one capable of charging. I've seen some of the suggestions on this similar ...
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HDMI/DP PC to USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Monitor

This is 2019. Is there any adapter that can display the video signal of a HDMI/DP device like a tv-box, PC or Notebook to a thunderbolt 3 Display? The other way around doesn't count. Edit: Delock ...
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Best method to connect Thunderbolt 2 external RAID drive to a new custom built PC

Soon I will upgrade from a Mac-based system to a custom built PC for video post-production (I haven't yet decided on the components which is why I'm asking about this). One issue is that I currently ...
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Windows/Linux Laptop with thunderbolt 2, under $700 USD

Will be using this mainly for livestreaming. 1080p30 is the max resolution & fps I will be streaming. Will never do a 60 fps stream. Livestreaming mainly through OBS, and once in a while with ...
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thunderbolt 3 to pci express adapter

I've a Thinkpad X1 3rd generation tablet, which has thunderbolt 3 slots. I am thinking about getting an external GPU enclosure since the thunderbolt 3 protocol itself supports interfacing with PCIe. ...
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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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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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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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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. ...
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