By PURPLELEC | 17 August 2023 | 0 Comments
ASUS launches second-generation Thunderbolt 3 expansion card
After the intel 10th generation processor was launched, the 400-series chipset motherboards were in full bloom. ASUS launched the second-generation Thunderbolt 3 expansion card for the 400-series motherboards, which supports two 40Gbps ultra-high-speed Thunderbolt 3 interfaces, and has powerful power transmission performance, supporting 100W + 27W PD fast charging.
The full name of the second-generation Thunderbolt 3 expansion card of ASUS is ThunderboltEX 3-TR EXPANSION CARD, which has a built-in Intel Thunderbolt 3 JHL7540 controller. Generally speaking, there are two implementation methods for the motherboard to support the Thunderbolt 3 interface. One way is to integrate the Thunderbolt 3 interface on the motherboard I/O backplane. The advantage is that it is easy to install and use. The disadvantage is that the power supply is limited to 5V3A; the other is through The expansion card realizes the function of Thunderbolt 3. The advantage is that the external power supply can obtain 100W ultra-high power PD fast charging. The disadvantage is that the price is relatively expensive. The ASUS ThunderboltEX 3-TR Thunderbolt 3 expansion card belongs to the latter type. It has strong power transmission performance and supports 100W PD fast charging.
Let's take a look at the chassis baffle of the ASUS Thunderbolt 3 expansion card. There are four interfaces in total, including two Thunderbolt 3 interfaces and two Mini DP video input interfaces. The first Thunderbolt 3 interface supports 40Gbps data transmission rate and 20V5A 100W PD fast charging function, and the second Thunderbolt 3 interface supports 40Gbps data transmission rate and 9V3A 27W PD fast charging function. They all support the video format of 8K Ultra HD.
In addition to a Thunderbolt 3 expansion card, there are four connecting cables in the accessories package, which are a USB2.0 pin flat cable, two DP to Mini DP video data cables, and a 14-1 pin Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 3 pin cable.
The ASUS Thunderbolt 3 expansion card is suitable for ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII, STIRX Z490, GAMING Z490, PRIME Z490, TUF GAMING H470 and other motherboards with TB-HEADER slots. For specific models, you can check the detailed support list on the ASUS official website.
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