touti1988
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Re: R7 Thunderbolt 3 port

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I'm checking R7 bios updates to see if dell have added support for 9th gen Intel cpu yet, and these come across my attention:

Alienware Aurora R7 System BIOS

This package provides the System BIOS update and is supported on Alienware Aurora R7 for Windows Operating System.
Fixes & Enhancements
Fixes:
Not Applicable.

Enhancements:
- Enhanced Thunderbolt PCIE add-on card support.
- Enhanced Auto Power On support.
Version
Version 1.0.8, 1.0.8
Category
BIOS
Release date
14 Mar 2018
Last Updated
14 Mar 2018
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Tesla1856
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Re: R7 Thunderbolt 3 port

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@touti1988 wrote:


Enhancements:
- Enhanced Thunderbolt PCIE add-on card support.

 

Yes, it seems Dell often confuses Thunderbolt-3 and USB-v3.1 because they share a the USB-C port type.

However, if you can find the Thunderbolt interface-header on the motherboard, and the special Thunderbolt-card that goes into the machine, please let us know. I'm sure there are many Aurora-R7 owners that would love to know and buy one.


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NTTD
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Re: R7 Thunderbolt 3 port

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@touti1988 wrote:


Enhancements:
- Enhanced Thunderbolt PCIE add-on card support.

 

@Tesla1856  wrote:

Yes, it seems Dell often confuses Thunderbolt-3 and USB-v3.1 because they share a the USB-C port type.

 

Has anyone confirmed this? Is Dell confusing USB-C and TB3, or is there a header?

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