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Thunderbolt3 PCI-e card for HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 Server  

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altugkaradag
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Hi,

I have a Mantiz Venus e-gpu box and HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 Server unit. As you know some GPU cards doesn't fit in a server or doesnt change quickly so want to connect Mantiz Venus via Thunderbolt3.

Do you know or use any PCI-e based Thunderbolt3 card for servers?

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itsage
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Gigabyte Titan-Ridge add-in card would be your best bet.

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altugkaradag
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Posted by: itsage

Gigabyte Titan-Ridge add-in card would be your best bet.

Thank you for your suggestion. When I examined the device, I saw that it was connected to the THB-C port on the motherboard. Is there a requirement to make this connection? Or is it enough to connect only through PCI-e?


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joevt
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It depends on the motherboard firmware I guess.

Here's an example using the add-in card in a computer that was made before Thunderbolt existed:
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/testing-tb3-aic-with-mp-5-1.2143042/

Here's examples using the add-in card on AMD systems which were never meant to use Thunderbolt (by Intel):
https://egpu.io/forums/builds/thunderbolt-3-on-amd-x399-threadripper-rtx-208032gbps-tb3-razer-core-x-win10-1803-itsage/
https://egpu.io/forums/builds/thunderbolt-3-amd-ryzen-5-2400g-gtx-108032gbps-tb3-aorus-gaming-box-win10-1803-itsage/

There are future AMD boards that will allow fully functional Thunderbolt.

The add-in card may work in other systems such as the HP server. But it won't be fully functional (similar to above examples).

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