[Motherboard] ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card - Introduction
ThunderboltEX 3-TR card supports up to 40 Gbps of aggregate interface bandwidth. ThunderboltEX 3-TR card can support up to six devices and one 8K Ultra HD in a daisy-chain, and provides up to 100 watts of power for quick-charging the devices.
ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card Input /Output Ports
Thunderbolt™ 3 USB Type-C® port. (Supports up to 20V/5A, 100W quick charge)
Thunderbolt™ 3 USB Type-C® port. (Supports up to 9V/3A, 27W quick charge)
Mini DisplayPort IN ports.
6-pin PCIe power connector.
USB 2.0 header.
14-1 pin Thunderbolt header.
PCIE 3.0 X4 interface.
ThunderboltEX 3-TR Package content
1. ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card.
2. Mini DisplayPort cable.
3. USB 2.0 cable.
4. 14-1 pin Thunderbolt cable.
How to install ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card ?
1. Insert the Support DVD to install ThunderboltEX 3-TR driver.
2. Follow the instruction to install the driver. Restart your computer after the installation completes.
3. Shut down the computer. Insert the ThunderboltEX 3-TR card into a PCIe 3.0 slot.
4. Connect the 14-1 pin Thunderbolt header cable to the ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card and to the TB-HEADER on the motherboard.
5. Connect the USB 2.0 cable to the ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card and to the USB header on the motherboard.
6. If you use the add-on graphic card, connect Mini DisplayPort cable to the add-on graphic card and MINI DP IN_1 on ThunderboltEX 3-TR card.
If you use on-board graphic card, connect Mini DisplayPort cable to the motherboard and MINI DP IN_1 on ThunderboltEX 3-TR card.
7. Connect power supply to the ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card.
8. Turn on the computer, press DEL or F2 to enter BIOS Setup during the Power-On Self-Test (POST).
9. Click Advanced Mode(F7).
10. Enabled the Thunderbolt Support function.
11. Click Save & Exit(F10), and then click OK to complete the setting.
Q1: Which model of motherboard support ThunderboltEX 3-TR card?
A1: ASUS Intel 400 series, AMD B550 series and later models with 14-1 pin Thunderbolt header
*Refer to the following link for an up-to-date list of compatible models:
|ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card Compatible Model List|
|Z490 Chipset||H470 and B460 Chipset|
|ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME||TUF GAMING H470-PRO (WI-FI)|
|ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA||TUF GAMING H470-PRO|
|ROG MAXIMUS XII APEX||PRIME H470-PLUS|
|ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)||ROG STRIX B460-F GAMING|
|ROG STIRX Z490-E GAMING|
|ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING|
|ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING|
|ROG STRIX Z490-H GAMING|
|TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI)|
|TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS|
|Z590 Chipset||H570 and B560 Chipset|
|ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI||TUF GAMING H570-PRO WIFI|
|ROG STRIX Z590-F GAMING WIFI||TUF GAMING H570-PRO|
|ROG STRIX Z590-A GAMING WIFI||PRIME H570-PLUS|
|TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI||PRIME H570M-PLUS|
|TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS||ROG STRIX B560-E GAMING WIFI|
|PRIME Z590-A||ROG STRIX B560-F GAMING WIFI|
|PRIME Z590-P WIFI||ROG STRIX B560-A GAMING WIFI|
|PRIME Z590-P||ROG STRIX B560-G GAMING WIFI|
|PRIME Z590-V||TUF GAMING B560-PLUS WIFI|
|PRIME Z590M-PLUS||TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI|
|TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS|
|AMD B550 Chipset|
|ROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING WIFI||TUF GAMING B550-PRO|
|ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING||TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (WI-FI)|
|ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI)||TUF GAMING B550-PLUS WIFI II|
|ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING||TUF GAMING B550-PLUS|
|ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING||TUF GAMING B550-PLUS II|
|Pro B550M-C/CSM||PRIME B550-PLUS|
Q2: Why is there no display after connecting my monitor to the ThunderboltEX 3-TR card?
A2: Please follow the steps below to check:
Step 1: Please check all the cables are well-connected and plugged.
Step 2: Please check the Thunderbolt function is Enabled in BIOS.
Step 3: Please update your ThunderboltEX 3-TR card driver to the latest version.
Step 4: If you connect Mini DisplayPort cable to the motherboard, make sure the processor has integrated graphics. If you connect Mini DisplayPort cable to the add-on graphic card, make sure you have installed the graphics driver.
Step 5: Contact ASUS Service Center if the problem is not resolved.
Q3: How to connect Thunderbolt devices in the daisy chain?
A3: Please follow the diagram below to connect the Thunderbolt devices. Make sure your Thunderbolt device has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and use Thunderbolt 3 cable. (Not the regular Type-C cable)
Q4: How to install Graphic Card driver?
A4: Please follow the steps below to install:
Step 1: Enter your model name and press Driver & Utility from ASUS Download Center. (Take ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING for example)
Step 2: Click Driver & Utility and choose your OS system. Click Download to download the driver.
Step 3: Click to Extract the downloaded files.
Step 4: Click to install the driver.
Step 5: Click Yes.
Step 6: Click OK.
Step 7: Click AGREE AND CONTINUE to install.
Step 8: Choose Express and click NEXT to install.
Step 9: Click CLOSE and restart your computer.
Step 10: Contact ASUS Service Center if you cannot resolve the problem with the steps above.