What's the hold up with Thunderbolt on Threadripper? Is there some technical limitation?

Here we show off the Gigabyte Designare X399 w/the Gigabyte Alpine Ridge TB controller. We got it working on our own -- it's a DIY solution.

Don't expect to buy these parts and have it magically work. It won't.
But if you can add some secret sauce firmware in just the right places, and tweak a kernel module here and there....


Thunderbolt 3 works just great! (Except hot plug, we couldn't get that working.. well kinda?) It would appear to us that we're just waiting on certification. Maybe intel is dragging their heels certifying?

We have a lot more footage to show than just this -- but we're hoping this video kicks off some conversation around Thunderbolt on Threadripper.

We don't want to say too much about how we did it. But you can figure it out, we promise.

Who needs it? What's the use case? And what's up with hot plug?

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