I’ve been thinking about what I need to do to get ready for the FW16. And I have a couple thunderbolt adapters that I would need to replace.
Does anyone know why there doesn’t seem to be a USB-C to 10G ethernet adapter on the market? The ones I have seen are all thunderbolt only.
I spent some bucks upgrading my home land for 10Gbps ethernet for moving video files to and from a NAS. But without an adapter I’m starting to think that I should wait for the Intel version of the FW16.
Assuming they didn’t bork the usb4 interface since their last gen chips, pretty sure. You can look up if anyone tried your specific device with any of the last gen amd chips. A network interface is probably just a simple pcie tunnel and looking at egpu.io those seem to work fine with the 6000 series amd chips where the manufacturer of the laptop could be bothered to actually expose the usb4 ports.
Since they are not certified TB4 ports, there are no guarantees. Neither from AMD nor Framework.
I think you can expect that its working, but on the other side it couldn’t since its not officially certified. It comes down to your preferences and level of disappointment (if something don’t work) and how much you want an FW16 laptop (now).
No. USB-C is a connector type with an oval shape that both Thunderbolt™ 4 and USB (Gen 3 and later) cables and devices use. The main difference between Thunderbolt™ and USB is that Thunderbolt™ certification mandates minimum requirements for data, power, and video signal transfer to ensure the best end user experience.
That part is true (I’d more say strongly inspired than based on but that’s semantics), but TB4 is still USB4 which is also why tb4 has slightly slower effective pcie tunneling than tb3 did but anyway we are splitting hairs here.