*15G062017000AK* Specifications P/N: 15G062017000AK V1.0 ASRock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Package Contents • • • • • 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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