Discuss Quantum Thunderbolt Interface Here
28 postsPage 2 of 2
1, 2
If anyone is interested.

Just put together a new build with an AMD Ryzen 3800X CPU.
Most of Asrock's new X570 Boards include a TB header. I picked up the Steel Legend model.

As Asrocks TB add-in cards are non-existent I took a chance and picked up a Gigabyte Titan Ridge add-in card (a user on the Level1 Tech forums confirmed he has some success with it).

I have a UAD satellite as well. Also working.

The only glitch so far is that with Thunderbolt-enabled the M2 ports on the board are disabled. Hopefully, Asrock sorts that out soon.

The Ryzen CPU is a powerhouse. My CPU usage dropped nearly 30% in comparison to my I7 6700K.
User avatar
by nervewar on Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:29 pm
kdavies wroteIf anyone is interested.

Just put together a new build with an AMD Ryzen 3800X CPU.
Most of Asrock's new X570 Boards include a TB header. I picked up the Steel Legend model.

As Asrocks TB add-in cards are non-existent I took a chance and picked up a Gigabyte Titan Ridge add-in card (a user on the Level1 Tech forums confirmed he has some success with it).

I have a UAD satellite as well. Also working.

The only glitch so far is that with Thunderbolt-enabled the M2 ports on the board are disabled. Hopefully, Asrock sorts that out soon.

The Ryzen CPU is a powerhouse. My CPU usage dropped nearly 30% in comparison to my I7 6700K.


Nice, are you using Studio One as your DAW? I'm researching specs to build a new PC myself and I see the Ryzens have been getting a lot of praise for their performance. But, I haven't seen if there are compatibility issues with Studio One. The Ryzen also isn't listed on the Presonus website in their PC requirements.

Website | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | x64 Based PC, Windows 10 Pro, 32 GB RAM, Intel i7-6700K CPU @4.00GHz, 4 Cores, Studio One Professional v3, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 + OctoPre II
User avatar
by carltremblay2 on Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:05 pm
Yeah it works flawlessly on my AMD pc.
windows 10
Gigabyte X470 motherboard with Ryzen 2700x AMD cpu
Gigabyte Titan Ridge TB3 PCI-e card
Startech TB2-TB3 adapter
User avatar
by nervewar on Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:22 am
carltremblay2 wroteYeah it works flawlessly on my AMD pc.
windows 10
Gigabyte X470 motherboard with Ryzen 2700x AMD cpu
Gigabyte Titan Ridge TB3 PCI-e card
Startech TB2-TB3 adapter


Great to hear, thanks! Still researching on what I should build but this is very helpful. Cheers.

Website | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | x64 Based PC, Windows 10 Pro, 32 GB RAM, Intel i7-6700K CPU @4.00GHz, 4 Cores, Studio One Professional v3, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 + OctoPre II
User avatar
by adammaitland on Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:37 am
nervewar wrote
carltremblay2 wroteYeah it works flawlessly on my AMD pc.
windows 10
Gigabyte X470 motherboard with Ryzen 2700x AMD cpu
Gigabyte Titan Ridge TB3 PCI-e card
Startech TB2-TB3 adapter


Great to hear, thanks! Still researching on what I should build but this is very helpful. Cheers.


I also am building a Ryzen system. I have all the parts except for the CPU.
Very frustrating!
Been waiting for 2 months after ordering from Scan UK. Apparently I will get it on the 22nd Oct.
Come on AMD!!!!

Ryzen 9 3900X CPU
Noctua D-15 Chromax Cooler
4 x 8Gig G.Skill Neo DDR4 C16 3600MHz
Asrock X570 Taichi motherboard
Seasonic Prime 850 platinum PSU
STRIX 2080ti GPU
Corsair MP510 Nvme M.2 960Mb System drive
Corsair MP510 Nvme M.2 1920Mb Data drive
Gigabyte Titan Ridge TB3 Pcie
Startech TB3>TB2 adapter
Quantum 2

Phanteks P600S case (no glass!)

Used with S1 4 Pro, Ozone 9 + 3D Graphics, C4D, Blender

I wish you luck with your build. Will report back on completing mine.
User avatar
by lucacannavacciuolo on Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:14 am
nervewar wrote
kdavies wroteIf anyone is interested.

The only glitch so far is that with Thunderbolt-enabled the M2 ports on the board are disabled. Hopefully, Asrock sorts that out soon.


Maybe the limit is related to specific pice slot...
Did You check the mobo manual?
With Asus x99 (for example) the pcie5 shares bandwidth with M.2...

Win10 - i7 5960x @ 4,2 GHz - Asus X99 Deluxe - Asus GTX1080 - 32GB DDR4 @ 2800 Mhz - Asus Thunderboltex 3 - 2 x Quantum - 2 x Yamaha SPX 2000 - DB166 XS - Yamaha DTX582 - Studio One Pro 4.5.2
User avatar
by adammaitland on Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:52 pm
lucacannavacciuolo wroteMaybe the limit is related to specific pice slot...
Did You check the mobo manual?
With Asus x99 (for example) the pcie5 shares bandwidth with M.2...


The Asrock Taichi board shares the 3rd m.2 with Pcie5 too.
User avatar
by kdavies on Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:28 am
nervewar wrote
kdavies wroteIf anyone is interested.

Just put together a new build with an AMD Ryzen 3800X CPU.
Most of Asrock's new X570 Boards include a TB header. I picked up the Steel Legend model.

As Asrocks TB add-in cards are non-existent I took a chance and picked up a Gigabyte Titan Ridge add-in card (a user on the Level1 Tech forums confirmed he has some success with it).

I have a UAD satellite as well. Also working.

The only glitch so far is that with Thunderbolt-enabled the M2 ports on the board are disabled. Hopefully, Asrock sorts that out soon.

The Ryzen CPU is a powerhouse. My CPU usage dropped nearly 30% in comparison to my I7 6700K.


Nice, are you using Studio One as your DAW? I'm researching specs to build a new PC myself and I see the Ryzens have been getting a lot of praise for their performance. But, I haven't seen if there are compatibility issues with Studio One. The Ryzen also isn't listed on the Presonus website in their PC requirements.


Studio One is my main DAW. No issues at all with it or any third party programs I use (Toontrack, UAD, Slate etc..).

28 postsPage 2 of 2
1, 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest