Specs for Blackmagic PCI Express Cable Kit??

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Specs for Blackmagic PCI Express Cable Kit??

PostTue Oct 17, 2017 5:18 pm

I've been scouring the internet to find specs for this, but I can't find it anywhere.

Based on the description on the UltraStudio Product page...


...it says (scroll to the bottom of the page)

"High speed Generation 3 PCI Express plug-in card and cable for connecting computers to products such as UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3, when you need higher speeds than Thunderbolt."

But, based on the Desktop Video Manual, on page 9...

http://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/D ... Manual.pdf

...it says

"UltraStudio 4K Extreme and UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 can also connect to your computer via PCIe using a PCIe adapter card and cable. Both UltraStudio 4K Extreme and UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 need to be connected to a PCIe Gen 2 slot in your computer."

Can anyone answer the following questions...

1.) Is this PCIe card Gen 2 or Gen 3?
2.) How many lanes does it need?
3.) Does the PCIe card need power, or have any special power requirements?
4.) Is there any documentation for this card?


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Re: Specs for Blackmagic PCI Express Cable Kit??

PostSun Oct 29, 2017 11:27 pm

I have the *exact* same observations and questions, plus:

5. Is there a specific/preferred lane (in a MacPro tower) in which to install the card?


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