Question Asus Thunderbolt Ex 3 card for Asus Maximus VIII Hero Z170?

Aug 7, 2020
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I've read that the Asus ThunderboltEx3 has a 9 pin connector whereas the Asus Maximus VIII Hero Z170 has only a 5 pin header. The manufacturer's website says that thr TBEx3 card should work with the aforementioned mobo, but can this really be the case considering the pin differences?

Has anybody here had that specific setup?

I also read that even if you install the card, there are still problems due to the updated UEFI on that mobo, so I'd love to hear some current and past users on this issue, especially those who've used it for UAD apollo TB3 products.
 

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