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    Such a shame.
    I've a fan of their desktop parts because they are usually one of the best around in terms of performance and reliability.

    Actually, my purpose of wanting the Thunderbolt 3 is to plug a dock into it.
    That's way more comfortable then having a million cables running out of the sides.

    Also, with a 1060/1070 dGPU, you won't be needing an eGPU anytime soon. By the time you need a upgrade from those GPU, you will also need more bandwidth than 40Gbps. A 1070/1080 is at the bandwidth limit of 40Gbps.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconan View Post
    this laptop has a type c connection which is 10gbps, the actual thunderbolt 3 interface is 40gbps. Which was far from clear on the store sites. The issue is , external gfx will not work at this speed, making the whole thing pointless, I too chose this laptop for the option to upgraded to a external gpu in the future, I am pretty unhappy as the information was not clear At All!
    Now I am also having issues with the right click on trackpad no longer working, all in all i would love to return the laptop and get something that works as advertised, my last time buying from asus at this point really. on top of this asus told me i am not entitled to a refund from them.

    Could you please check if you can see the thunderbolt settings in your BIOS, like in this thread:
    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...-C-Thunderbolt
    Also check if you have a Thunderbolt 3 app preinstalled on your latop.

    I have both, now I just need to check with a Thunderbolt 3 device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggy View Post
    Such a shame.
    I've a fan of their desktop parts because they are usually one of the best around in terms of performance and reliability.

    Actually, my purpose of wanting the Thunderbolt 3 is to plug a dock into it.
    That's way more comfortable then having a million cables running out of the sides.

    Also, with a 1060/1070 dGPU, you won't be needing an eGPU anytime soon. By the time you need a upgrade from those GPU, you will also need more bandwidth than 40Gbps. A 1070/1080 is at the bandwidth limit of 40Gbps.*

    where did you find information stating that the 1080 pushes 40Gbps?

    Even so, the 1080 is a huge upgrade, even if there is a 30% penalty for using thunderbolt as compared to an actual desktop pcie slot

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    Quote Originally Posted by link626 View Post
    where did you find information stating that the 1080 pushes 40Gbps?

    Even so, the 1080 is a huge upgrade, even if there is a 30% penalty for using thunderbolt as compared to an actual desktop pcie slot
    Check out PCI Express Scaling articles by Techpowerup.*
    They tested the last gen AMD/NV Fury/980 cards across different PCIe slots and the PCIe3 x4, which is 40Gbps, limits the cars by 3-10% depending on game and that's for last gen cards.*
    Also, if you look at the 1080 benchmarks, those in eGPUs are significantly slower than in a desktop with a similar setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peggy View Post
    Also, if you look at the 1080 benchmarks, those in eGPUs are significantly slower than in a desktop with a similar setup.
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    yeah i know. But hopefully next generation gpu's will not need so much bandwidth, and maybe thunderbolt drivers will be more mature.

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    Well looks like ASUS has given us the answer. Official press statement for the ROG XG 2 is out and the GL502VM is on the supported laptops list

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    it appears the kaby lake gl502vs might be getting thunderbolt 3 as well.

    the GL502vsk has thunderbolt drivers.

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