ThunderboltEX II

    ThunderboltEX II

    Upgrade to super-fast Thunderbolt™ 2 speed today!

    Thunderbolt™ 2 support - Blistering-fast Data Transfers and Daisy Chain Expansion
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      Upgrade to super-fast Thunderbolt™ 2 speed today!

      ASUS ThunderboltEX II card with one Thunderbolt™ 2 port offers the flexibility to upgrade your own build to Thunderbolt™ 2 technology whenever you want. Fit ThunderboltEX II today and you'll enjoy bi-directional transfer speeds up to 20Gbit/s — that’s four times (4X) faster than USB 3.0! ThunderboltEX II delivers all the bandwidth you need. Experience video in incredible detail on the latest 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) displays while using bandwidth-hungry storage devices at the same time. You can daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt™ devices through Thunderbolt cables. The Thunderbolt™ 2 port also supports DisplayPort 1.2, meaning you can attach up to three 1080p displays.

      ASUS is at the forefront of Thunderbolt™ development — and ASUS ThunderboltEX II is the very first Intel®-certified Thunderbolt™ 2 add-on card. Upgrade today to enjoy blistering-fast data transfers with your compatible ASUS motherboard.

      Upgrade your motherboard in just three simple steps!

      1. Easy upgrade: Slide ASUS ThunderboltEX II into PCI-Express 2.0 x4 slot
      2. Compatible with ASUS motherboards: Connect the card to the onboard Thunderbolt header with the supplied system-link cable
      3. DisplayPort 1.2 support: Attach the supplied DisplayPort cable to the card and the onboard DisplayPort connector

      Switch on your computer, connect your Thunderbolt devices and enjoy the incredible speed!

      Compatible Models

      Compatible Models*


      Z87-PRO(V EDITION)
      Z87-PLUS(VivoMouse EDITION)

      *ThunderboltEX II series add-on cards are compatible with selected motherboards only.