Solved! if i buy an egpu can i use a thunderbolt 3 to usb a and will it still work?

Jan 4, 2019
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i want to be able to play newer games on my laptop but i do not have a thunderbolt 3 on my current laptop. so i was wondering if i could just run a thunderbolt 3 to a usb type a converter
 

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No because usb does not have pcie protocols. Tb3 is not the only port with pcie. Every laptop with wifi has a slot, either mpcie or m.2, that the wifi card is in. There's also expresscard but that's on older laptops and also the older versions of tb.
 

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No because usb does not have pcie protocols. Tb3 is not the only port with pcie. Every laptop with wifi has a slot, either mpcie or m.2, that the wifi card is in. There's also expresscard but that's on older laptops and also the older versions of tb.
 
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