ASRock Thunderbolt 3 AIC
*15G062017000AK*
Specifications
P/N: 15G062017000AK V1.0
ASRock Thunderbolt 3 AIC
Package Contents
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Platform
• Dimensions: 3.3-in x 4.1-in
Chipset
• Intel® JHL6540 Thunderbolt™ 3 Controller
External
Connectors
1 x Quick Installation Guide
1 x Support CD
1 x TBT Header Cable
1 x DisplayPort Cable
1 x Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Cable
Card Layout
6
• 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C Ports (with up to
40Gbps bandwidth)
* Supports daisy-chaining of up to six
Thunderbolt™ devices
• 1 x DisplayPort IN Port
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort IN Port
• 1 x TBT Header
Interface
• PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface
Graphics
• Supports ThunderboltTM 3 interface with max.
resolution of 5K (5120 x 2880) @ 60Hz for one
display over a single cable connection
• Supports ThunderboltTM 3 interface with max.
resolution of 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz for
dual displays over a single cable connection
• Supports up to two streams (eight lanes) of
DisplayPort video bandwidth ; supports daisy-
1
2
3
chaining of multiple DisplayPort monitors
4
5
No. Description
1
ThunderboltTM 3 Type-C Port
2
ThunderboltTM 3 Type-C Port
3
DisplayPort IN Port
4
Mini DisplayPort IN Port
5
PCI Express 3.0 Interface
6
TBT Header
Data Rate
• Supports 40Gbps bi-directional bandwidth
per channel with Thunderbolt™ 3 port
OS
• Microsoft® Windows® 10 32-bit / 10 64-bit / 8
32-bit / 8 64-bit
1. Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 is backwards compatible with all Thunderbolt™
cables and devices.
2. The illustrations in this guide are for reference only. The motherboard
layout may vary with models.
1 Installing the Thunderbolt 3 AIC
Note
The design of this add-in card is based on Intel’s reference design.
However, the BIOS and hardware design of your motherboard may affect
the function of ThunderboltTM 3 Port on this card. It is recommended to
use the motherboard models listed below for Thunderbolt 3 AIC.
Recommended ASRock Motherboard Models:
Motherboard Models
Supported
PCIE slot
PCIE 3.0
mode
Max.
bandwidth
Z270 Professional Gaming i7
PCIE3
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
Z270 Taichi
PCIE3
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
Z270 Gaming K6
PCIE6
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
Z270 Extreme4
PCIE6
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
Z270 Pro4
PCIE4
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
H270 Pro4
PCIE4
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
B250 Pro4
PCIE4
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
Z270 Killer SLI
PCIE4
x4 from CPU
40Gbps
Z270 Gaming K4
PCIE4
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
H270 Performance
PCIE4
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
B250 Gaming K4
PCIE4
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
Z270M Extreme4
PCIE4
x4 from PCH
40Gbps
*For the updated information, please visit www.asrock.com.
1. Power off the PC and unplug the power cord. Detach all other cables
from the PC.
2. Remove the PC cover.
3. Align and insert the card into a PCI Express 3.0 slot on the motherboard.
Press firmly until the card is securely seated in place.
*To determine the slot in which to install the Thunderbolt 3 AIC, refer to
the user manual that comes with your motherboard.
4. Connect one end of the TBT Header Cable to the TBT Header (A) on
the Thunderbolt 3 AIC. Then connect the other end of the cable to the
Thunderbolt AIC Connector (TBT1) (B) on the motherboard.
Mini DisplayPort to
DisplayPort Adapter Cable
TBT Header Cable
A
B
A
or
B
B
5. Connect one end of the DisplayPort Cable to the DisplayPort IN Port (A)
on the Thunderbolt 3 AIC. Then connect the other end of the cable to the
DisplayPort Port (B) on the motherboard's rear I/O panel or on the graphics
card.
A
DisplayPort Cable
7. Replace the PC cover.
8. Reconnect the power cord and any other cables that were disconnected.
Then power on the PC.
2 Connecting the Thunderbolt™ Cable
Connect the ThunderboltTM cable from your Thunderbolt-enabled device to the
ThunderboltTM 3 Port on the Thunderbolt 3 AIC.
* The ThunderboltTM cable is not included in the package.
A
B
Thunderbolt™ cable
or
B
A
3 Enabling the Thunderbolt™ Function
After hardware installation is completed, enter the BIOS Setup and enable the
Intel® Thunderbolt™ function in BIOS setup.
6. Connect one end of the Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Cable to
the Mini DisplayPort Port (A) on the Thunderbolt 3 AIC. Then connect the
other end of the cable to the DisplayPortPort (B) on the motherboard's rear
I/O panel or on the graphics card.
4 Installing the Thunderbolt Software in Windows
Place the Support CD into your CD-ROM drive and follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the installation.
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