NEW tablet driver 6.3.23-4 for OSX released. For release notes use the link below the driver on the download page. Fixed: Problem mit modifiers on keyboard in combination with pentip, accidential double-clicks etc. Last update for an issue with ZBrush navigation.

New version for for Windows 6.3.23-1: Fixed various problems - zooming with expresskeys, 'driver not responding' error message and others.

For more details see the driver release notes on the driver download page.

Note: All users seeing wavy lines using a Wacom Pro Pen 2 with Wacom Cintiq Pro 13” or 16”, please update the tablet pen firmware to version 1.2.3.0 to address this issue. The update is now available via the Wacom Desktop Center application on your computer. - There is now also such a firmware update for MobileStudio Pro for this issue.

Sunix UPD2018 experience (4K Capable USB-C PCI-E card)

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deltahotel
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Sunix UPD2018 experience (4K Capable USB-C PCI-E card)

Postby deltahotel » Wed 9. Aug 2017, 00:22

Hello,

just wanted to share my experience with the USB-C extension card from Sunix (UPD2018), maybe some people might find it useful.

Personally for me I wanted to get rid of the cable mess with the included Wacom-Link:

+ Powercable (USBC)
+ USB to PC
+ DisplayPort to WacomLink
+ USB-C to Wacom

...and I actually found a working solution (for me), a USB-C extension card for the PC that supports USB-C with DisplayPort (alternate mode)


UPD2018
USB 3.1 10G & DisplayPort Alt-Mode PCI Express Host Card with Dual USB Type-C Receptacles


http://www.sunix.com/en/product_detail.php?cid=1&kid=2&gid=11&pid=1909

After some back and forth with their support (the card was not available in my country and Amazon didn't allow shipping to here either)
they sorted it out and I could buy the card directly from them (as a private customer!).
Their support contact is awesome (EU contact) and I am so happy how everything turned out.

Installation is easy, all you need is a free PCI-E slot (yes, PCI Express, not a regular PCI slot),
connect the (included!!!!) DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort cable to the card and your graphicscard (Nvidia GTX970)
and..err..done..

Windows 10 didn't need the drivers, can't speak about other operating systems.

However you cannot power the Cintiq with it. It seems to be around USB-C Profile 4, but is more likely to be limited by the PSU of your system.
But that's fine, so I have one stationary USB-C(*) cable for the USB/DP functionality from the Workstation-Tower to the Cintiq and a 'portable' setup for the Power-Supply.

So far everything works (5 days in use), with the nice side effect that the occasionally disconnects and reset-to-2K issues entirely disappeared!
(The only issues for me that remain are the missing stand and the crashing/restarting windows service)



(*) USB-C Cables... have fun looking for a cable that is long enough and supports DisplayPort.. I couldn't find one..
Amazon is clogged with Charger-Only cables and many of them don't even state so and advertise using 'USB-IF 3.1' Certification...

BUT: A Thunderbolt 3 Cable is fully compatible to USB-C, and a USB-C Cable "can" (or cannot) be compatible to Thunderbolt 3 (seeing all those charger-only cables.. no surprise why...)
So I picked a 2meter Thunderbold 3 cable from Cable Matters. (Aamazon, https://www.amazon.com/USB-IF-Certified-Cable-Matters-Thunderbolt/dp/B01AS8U7GU) and it just works.

Note:
To actually get 4K on the Cintiq, besides replacing the shipped DisplayPort cable... your graphics card also needs to support it, not all cards do have 4K support and it also might be that you're running out of available multi-monitor options (i.e. max 2 displays.. and such..)

For Nvidia: https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus

Hope some people might if find helpful, as there were some open discussions for the MSP and the Sunix UPD2018 card on the other forum.

cheers

wacom4
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue 29. Nov 2016, 09:49

Re: Sunix UPD2018 experience (4K Capable USB-C PCI-E card)

Postby wacom4 » Wed 9. Aug 2017, 08:08

Thanks a lot for the review!!
And: always keep in mind to use the upper left USB-C on the Cintiq for 4k :)


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