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Radeon Pro Vega II Duo what kind of PCIe slot did it need?

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magellan

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What's the Thunderbolt 3 connector for? The PCIe 3.0 x16 connector doesn't supply enough bandwidth?! Could you use the Thunderbolt 3 connector for video output (there are adapters for Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI)? Could you theoretically use a Radeon Pro Vega II in crossfire for gaming?
 

Janus67

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There are thunderbolt displays. It's essentially mini display port iirc

 

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The TB3 connector is for video. I believe that link even said as much. ;)

As far as your question about gaming, it's a pro card, so, IIRC, drivers for those don't play well with games and I'm not sure you can install the game drivers on a pro card. In googling for you, I ran across an article that said don't expect to game on this card....... but I didn't click.
 
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magellan

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The Radeon Pro Vega II Duo has built in HDMI 2.0 according to the article, but why the 40 GiB/s bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 connector? Would high DPI and/or HDR video editing require that kind of bandwidth for a monitor?

Considering its proprietary PCIe power edge connector I guess it doesn't matter if it can game.

Why didn't AMD just go with three 8-pin PCIe power connectors rather than a custom PCIe power edge connector?