Well I quite disagree that all version of USB 3.0 are equal to USB 2.0. Since the implication of USB 3.1 which was promised with USB 3.0 is now incorporated in to USB 3.0 5 GBS is technically achievable. These USB 3.0 port as every bit as fast as eSATA ports were or are if you have one.
"although USB 3.0 offers greater bandwidth than USB 2.0, it will deliver no round trip latency benefits over USB 2.0. This is due to the architecture of the host computer driver stack and its handling of USB audio (isochronous) data."
I've come across several sources describing the issues with audio recording and latency over USB. That's why I'm interested in Thunderbolt.
Now, ASUS and other sites spec the various G751J models with a Thunderbolt port. I included screenshots of all the info offered by the manual as well. Thus, I decided to ask the forum hoping someone might have firsthand experience with this situation.
Thank you for reminding me of HWiNFO64! I couldn't remember the name of this program last week. Also, I do not have anything that utilizes Thunderbolt, so i don't know how I can even experiment with the port.
We can only assure that the mini DisplayPort on your device support both video and audio export,
but how would it converted to a Thunderbolt signal and then to be received properly by your recording device can not be guranteeed.