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motoic
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I've heard that this is completely going to change things, is that true?

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motoic
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I know that a few exist but I mean from it becoming actually common and not just on one card.

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It doesn't have hardly an impact, why should it have one?

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motoic
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Posted by: OliverB

It doesn't have hardly an impact, why should it have one?

I don't think this is correct. I heard rumors that it supports almost 8k, among other things. Also: power delivery. 

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You're wanting USB-C port for a GPU *output* to an 8K display *input* right?

Pardon the silly question, but 90% of the time when someone says "USB" and "eGPU" in the same post it means ... the other thing. The impossible thing. 🙂

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motoic
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Posted by: Eightarmedpet

I'm still waiting for a card with TB3... 2 years now.

Any particular reason why?

You're wanting USB-C port for a GPU *output* to an 8K display *input* right?

Pardon the silly question, but 90% of the time when someone says "USB" and "eGPU" in the same post it means ... the other thing. The impossible thing.

 

I'm actually wondering how it will change affect / change eGPU boxes and what the benefits will be.

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Posted by: timothyov
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It doesn't have hardly an impact, why should it have one?

I don't think this is correct. I heard rumors that it supports almost 8k, among other things. Also: power delivery. 

8K comes from DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC). That's not new with USB-C.

Power Delivery is part of the USB spec. The power will come from the PCIe slot or PCIe power connectors. The USB port and USB device will negotiate how much power to use so your computer won't blow up.

The graphics card has a USB 3.1 gen 2 controller. It's just another PCIe device like the audio controller that is also on the graphics card. The USB controller taking 10 Gbps from a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (126 Gbps) is not a problem. It might have an impact in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure (22 Gbps) but only if you're writing a lot of data to a USB-C device.

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Posted by: joevt
Posted by: timothyov
Posted by: OliverB

It doesn't have hardly an impact, why should it have one?

I don't think this is correct. I heard rumors that it supports almost 8k, among other things. Also: power delivery. 

8K comes from DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC). That's not new with USB-C.

Power Delivery is part of the USB spec. The power will come from the PCIe slot or PCIe power connectors. The USB port and USB device will negotiate how much power to use so your computer won't blow up.

The graphics card has a USB 3.1 gen 2 controller. It's just another PCIe device like the audio controller that is also on the graphics card. The USB controller taking 10 Gbps from a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (126 Gbps) is not a problem. It might have an impact in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure (22 Gbps) but only if you're writing a lot of data to a USB-C device.

Then what's the point of cards that provide USB-C? Why are so many people saying that it's going to be revolutionary and why did the user above say he's been waiting for it for years?

Just trying to get some answers here.

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