I'll be building a new computer in Q2 next year, I'm thinking about buying Quantum as well.
If its latency figures are as good as advertised it'll be a leap forward from my USB interface.
That said, TB on a PC is still a black art, anyone (ehem, Slick audio, I've seen that video, jeez) using it on a PC?
Is there a mention of a suggested MB/RAM/Graphics card combo for it anywhere?
What is your Motherboard and it is got TB capability?
I'm using a Gigabyte GA-Z170 Gaming Mobo. It has a Thunderbolt 3 port on board, so I had to buy an Thunderbolt 2 adapter. I tried these ones:
Apple 2663283 Thunderbolt-Adapter => no
STARTECH TBT3TBTADAP Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter => yes
AKiTiO T3T, Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt (2) => yes
In my case the Apple adapter didn't work. I bought the AKiTiO T3T because of the lower price.
Graficcard EVGA 04G-P4-3967-KR NVIDIA GTX960 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ 4 GB
All works fine.
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Yes it is documented in the Knowledge nase and I would have told you, the Apple one did not work for me.
I used Startech and it works great.
Got one (Quantum) yesterday and...WOW!!
It's working great with my Asus x99 and Thunderboltex 3.
Less than 2 ms rt 96 Khz
I'm glad I joined this Family
PS I really did nothing special in the bios:enableb TB and set the pcie port.
jpettit wroteAnd bought a TB 3 to TB2 converter. Correct?
Yep...I'm so happy I forgot to mention
I got this one
Assuming the interface works well with add on pice cards (IF they are TB 3) and Assuming "we" don't want to scare potential customers,, would be better to change the sentence "It will not work with add on cards" with "It will work with TB3 add on cards"??!!
gaetzsch wroteI'm using a Gigabyte GA-Z170 Gaming Mobo. It has a Thunderbolt 3 port on board, so I had to buy an Thunderbolt 2 adapter. I tried these ones:
Do you notice any different in performance when you use STARTECH TBT3TBTADAP or AKiTiO T3T? Do you get the same latency?
Thank you so much in advance.
BrufordRules wrotegaetzsch wroteI'm using a Gigabyte GA-Z170 Gaming Mobo. It has a Thunderbolt 3 port on board, so I had to buy an Thunderbolt 2 adapter. I tried these ones:
I only tested both units without really comparing it. But I'm very satisfied with the latency of my AKiTiO T3T. I use my Quantum to record my guitars with Peavey Revalver 4 amp plugin on input insert while recording and all works fine.
Just installed the Quantum 2 on my Windows machine as well. Works great. Fantastic sound and latency.
I have an Asus motherboard (X299) and they have a thunderbolt card for it (thunderboltex 3). It does have a USBc connector, so I also bought an Apple USB-c to thunderbolt cable.
The confusing thing with Thunderbolt is that a lot of different formats use the same connector. Most USBc connectors that support Thunderbolt, only support Thunderbolt 3, which won't work with the Quantum, even with a convertor cable.
So I finally got my native Thunderbolt port working on my Asus Z170-PREMIUM running Presonus Quantum. It was a struggle and yesterday I almost gave up. I tried every setting in bios possible, but actually I did not have to change a single thing from the default settings (bios 3801). The thing I was missing was the motherboard firmware update which is not the same as bios update.
(People that buy the Asus Thunderboltex 3 adapter has to change the settings in bios. I can also connect my motherboard to Asus Thunderboltex 3, but don't see the point since you only are allowed to use one Thunderbolt port at a time cause bios does not allow two.)
I have just tried the Quantum for a couple of hours but it seems stable and fast cooge. See video under
Asus Z170-PREMIUM motherboard (native Thunderbolt port)
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Prosessor
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz 32GB
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB
StarTech THUNDERBOLT CABEL 2M (TBOLTMM2MW)
StarTech THUNDERBOLT 3 TO THUNDERBOLT 2 adapter (TBT3TBTADAP)
Windows 10 Home latest update
Asus motherboard bios: Z170-PREMIUM-ASUS-3801
Asus motherboard firmware update: FW_update_tool_of_Z170-PREMIUM [COLOR="Red"]Important!!!!!!!![/COLOR]
Thunderbolt TM software: TBT_WIN10_64_126.96.36.199
Presonus Quantum driver: PreSonus_Universal_Control_v48221
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