Hi, I'm back. I have a motherboard named GA-H61M-DS2 rev 5.0 (pretty old, huh?). I can't find any usb device in the BIOS although I have plugged in the device (USB DVD RW). I can't see any option except the HDD. What can I do
I installed the Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 card in my computer yesterday. I didn't see anything show up in Windows 10 device manager, but I tested it by plugging a USB type C usb hub into one of the thunderbolt ports, and the external disc drive on the hub showed up just fine.
I opened a ticket on Gigabyte wondering about that, and if it should still work if I get a (rather expensive), Thunderbolt 3 dock on it.
Considering the USB hub worked perfectly, I'm guessing a Thunderbolt 3 dock would work as intended.
FYI: The card is like an extension of the MB itself. It can only be installed on a certain port, and it has a direct path to the CPU at 40GB, which passes through the Thunderbolt 3 chipset. Also, for anybody wondering why Thunderbolt 3 cables cost a small fortune: they are "active" cables, which means there is an actual chip on each end of the physical cable that does error correcting, plus the cable itself is a far higher quality than a regular USB Type C cable, as far as the electrical properties and stuff.
Considering I bought the thunderbolt 3 card and still have no need for a video card....