Which expansion cards are compatible with which slots?

The article above states that not all slots support all expansion cards. For example, DP output is only available on Slots 1 and 4. While the information is helpful it does not list all cards. So is it safe to assume that HDMI, Audio, 1TB, MicroSD and Ethernet cards work on all six slots?

Also which cards are compatible with the slot on the graphics module? I couldn’t charge the laptop with the slot but could connect to the internet.

1, 2, and 4, and that not Display Port output, it’s just display output which includes HDMI. It’s a technology limitation of things that require more than the basic USB connection. Audio, storage, and ethernet all work over basic usb, so yes they should all work in any port.

Slots 1, 2, and 4 you mean.

Yes, unless otherwise specified, then the cards work in any of the slots.

The graphics module is currently only for the graphics expansion options Framework has available. They are not intended to be interchangeable in the same ways that the 6 expansion bays are.

Officially the dGPU port is only supposed to be used for video out, but some people have unofficially seen some success in getting usb devices to work I believe. I know the hdmi/display power cards work as an adapter for plugging into the dGPU.

The display outputs are displayport, just because they can be converted to hdmi does not mean the actual port isn’t displayport.

I was referring to the fact the graphic doesn’t say Display Port, it just says display. Granted, it would probably be less confuzing if they showed both the DP and HDMI port outlines on there since they sell both cards.


one thing i would like to know, do the non-listed expansions (storage, sd/microsd, audio, ethernet) function like usb-a or usb-c, as in do they have extra power draw in the top 2 slots like usb-a?

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That’s a good question. I remember reading somewhere that the power difference is due to an IC sleep mode feature compatibility or something like that… but it’s not obvious to me if that translates to the other devices. If I were to guess, I’d say it does not.

It’s there as a DisplayPort out, so you don’t have to output the dGPU via the MUX.

It’s USB2 as that’s the lowered common denominator. It’s not intended for anything other than a display output.