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Asus ThunderboltEX II User Manual

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ThunderboltEX II
User Guide



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  • Page 1 ThunderboltEX II User Guide 15060-35300200...
  • Page 2 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”). ASUS provides this manual “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    PC and Thunderbolt™ devices. Features Your ASUS ThunderboltEX II card features a Thunderbolt™ 2 port that supports Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and a DisplayPort that supports DisplayPort 1.2 specifications. The Thunderbolt™ 2 port provides 20 Gb/s bi-directional bandwidth and incorporates DisplayPort 1.2 support enabling transfer and display of 4K video files simultaneously.
  • Page 4 1 x Support CD**** * Provides link from the motherboard’s DisplayPort or mini DisplayPort to Accessories the DisplayPort 1.2 IN port on the ThunderboltEX II card. Use the bundled DisplayPort or mini DIsplayPort cable depending on the available DisplayPort connector on your motherboard.
  • Page 5 PCIE 2.0 interface LED indicator TB_Header Installing the ThunderboltEX II driver We highly recommend that you install the Thunderbolt™ 2 driver first before installing the ThunderboltEX II card. To install the driver, place the Support DVD into the optical drive then follow on-screen...
  • Page 6 Installing the ThunderboltEX II card • Before installing the ThunderboltEX II card in your motherboard, ensure that you have an available PCIE 2.0 x16 slot connected to the platform controller hub (PCH). For more information on the correct PCIE 2.0 slot to use, refer to the section ThunderboltEX II card recommended configuration of this user guide.
  • Page 7 TB_Header TB_Header cable When the red LED on the ThunderboltEX II card is on, it indicates that a cable is disconnected. Refer to the section ThunderboltEX II card layout of this user guide for the location of the LED indicator.
  • Page 8 Thunderbolt™ cable that came with your Thunderbolt-enabled device when connecting to the Thunderbolt™ 2 port on your ThunderboltEX II card. • The Thunderbolt™ 2 port of the ThunderboltEX II card is backward compatible with the previous Thunderbolt™ technology. •...
  • Page 9 Set the mode of your motherboard’s PCIe 2.0 x16_3 from x1 to x4 to maximize the performance of your ThunderboltEX II card. Refer to the BIOS setup chapter of your motherboard’s user guide for more information.
  • Page 10: Connecting To External Devices

    Connecting to external devices Before connecting any Thunderbolt-enabled devices in a daisy-chain configuration, ensure that it is equipped with one Thunderbolt™ IN port and one Thunderbolt™ OUT port. You can refer to the following illustrations for the recommended daisy-chain connections: Six (6) Thunderbolt™...
  • Page 11: Federal Communications Commission Statement

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 12: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling.
  • Page 13: Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site Technical Support Telephone +1-812-284-0883 Support fax +1-812-282-2787 Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959931 Web site Online contact Technical Support Telephone +49-2102-5789555 Support Fax...