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    Hi, I bought my flagship Gigabyte Z170X G1 gaming board last year, and because I had the money it came with lots of bells and whistles, and probably over kill for my uses, but it also comes with Thunderbolt 3 ready and the drivers to run it.

    Now a year later I am wondering what uses I can make of it.
    For example, I run 2 Dell monitors, U2412M - 1920 x 1200 and S2716DG 2560 x 1440, I would need the cables, but could I hitch them up to the I/O type C port ?
    Currently running with two DP cables, or is it not worth the bother ?

    Any advice/tips would be nice, or should I not bother with this facility ?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron View Post
    Hi, I bought my flagship Gigabyte Z170X G1 gaming board last year, and because I had the money it came with lots of bells and whistles, and probably over kill for my uses, but it also comes with Thunderbolt 3 ready and the drivers to run it.

    Now a year later I am wondering what uses I can make of it.
    For example, I run 2 Dell monitors, U2412M - 1920 x 1200 and S2716DG 2560 x 1440, I would need the cables, but could I hitch them up to the I/O type C port ?
    Currently running with two DP cables, or is it not worth the bother ?

    Any advice/tips would be nice, or should I not bother with this facility ?

    Thanks.
    Not worth the bother imo. It's honestly really nice for laptops, but for desktops with a lot of IO? I'd keep it empty until something cool comes out.

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    Thanks mate.

    It was just one of the options on the board that I thought I might try out, but couldn't think of a use for it....
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