Can you add a usb type C card to an older computer and use it for graphics?

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  1. boe

    boe Member Guru

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    Hello,

    I have no idea if it uses the chipset, or the processor or how you get video on a USB type C port. I know you can do it on a laptop with usb type C built in but no idea if you can just add a card to an old PC. I need 4K at 60hz and I can't find a passive video card for that so I'm wondering about USB type C.
     
  2. KissSh0t

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    I'm not sure about using it for graphics... but If the older pc has a pci-e 1 x slot then I guess you could just put a usb-c expansion card in? something like a "SilverStone ECU05 USB 3.1 Controller Card"?

    It's possible I am not quite understanding what you are asking, in which case just disregard my post.

    https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=657

    Just needs a sata power cable to run.

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  3. boe

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    Thanks - that really is my question - can I use it for graphics and does it matter what type of processor I have.
     
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    Only USB-C port on videocard can output video.
     

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    @OP

    you simply can not do what your asking about

    usb-c is a universal connector but it still needs a dedicated hardware component to utilise it

    videocards that have usb-c are compatible with usb-c monitors ect
     
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    Thanks - good to know.
     
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    No it will not, as said the USB type C is just a physical connector standard.
    In order to use USB C monitor or external graphic card it is not enough, it need to support the "DP alt mode" and/or "Thunderbolt" too.

    About the Silverstone card it's a X2 card and not a X1...
     
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