90+ Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 Docks & Hubs compared (updated 2023/01/18)

[Updated 2023/01/18 with OWC Go Dock and Brydge ProDock]

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  1. Intro
  2. Compact TB4 Hubs (27)
    1. Specialized Compact TB4 Hubs (3)
  3. Full-size TB4 Docks (50)
    1. Specialized TB4 Docks (3)
  4. USB4 Multi-function-adapters & Docking Stations
    1. Portable USB4 multi-function adapters (7)
    2. Desktop-class USB4 docking stations (5)
  5. Monitors with built-in TB4 hubs (4)
  6. External TB4 GPU / storage (0)
  7. Compatibility notes
    1. Older USB-C laptops
    2. Monitor adapters
    3. Power
    4. Mac
  8. Additional Info
    1. Firmware updates
    2. Connecting monitors
    3. Other USB4 devices of interest
    4. References & More reading

Intro

Here is a growing list of Thunderbolt 4 (TB4 or TBT4) docks and hubs intended for desktop/stationary use. Many are based on the Gorilla Creek & Godzilla Creek reference PCBs that were co-designed by Intel and Goodway, disclosed in July 2020 and certified in November 2020. All are based around the Intel Goshen Ridge JHL8440 chipset and are backwards-compatible with Thunderbolt-3 (TB3 or TBT3) and USB-C systems. USB4 hubs and docks based on alternate chipsets are included as well.

Compact TB4 Hubs (27)

Because many of these units are almost identical, a column indicates the equivalent ODM model. Unless otherwise indicated, all models include these base features:

  • based on Intel Goshen Ridge JHL8440 chipset
  • detachable ~0.75m TB4 cable
  • 100-110W barrel-jack style power supply
  • 3x downstream TB4 ports (40Gb/s; 15 watts)
  • PC/Mac compatibility
  • Monitor outputs:
    • Most brands do not list all compatible monitor modes so double-check with the manufacturer to ensure compatibility with your specific monitors. For example, the Goodway DBD1010 lists 4K120 but not 5K60 support, but some re-brands like the Anker A8398 list 5K60 but not 4K120. Both models actually support 4K120 and 5K60.Although 3x TB4 ports may be present, only 2 can be used for monitors at a timemost TB4 laptops support: 1x 8K30, 1x 5K60, 1x 4K120, or 1x 1440p144, or 2x4K60
    • some TB4 laptops support: 1x 8K60, 2x 5K60, etc.
    • most TB3 laptops support: 2x 4K60 or 1x 5K60
    • most USB-C laptops support: 1x 4K60 or 1x 4K30
Vendor, Model
& Price ($USD)
Host Power
& Location
Equivalent
ODM model
Additional
Features & Notes
Alogic Blaze TB4H3TB
(~$190)
40-60W,
front
CE-LINK
TB4-HUB01
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– US/UK/AU/EU AC/Mains
adapters included
Anker A8398 PowerExpand
(~$200)
40-85W,
front
Goodway
DBD1010
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– power button
Artmu USB4 Dock T4D110
(~$200)
40-85W,
front
Goodway
DBD1010
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– power button
Caldigit TB4 Element Hub
(~$240)
60W,
side
4x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
150W PSU
CE-Link TB4-HUB01
(ODM)
40-60W,
front
– reference design
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
Club3D CSV-1580
(~$190)
40-60W,
front
CE-Link
TB4-HUB01
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
C-Smartlink TBT4 Hub
(TBD)
60W,
rear
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 5W)
DeLock 64157
(~230€)
40-60W,
front
CE-Link
TB4-HUB01
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
Edimax TD-405BP
(~$200)
40-60W,
front
CE-Link
TB4-HUB01
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
Goodway DBD1010
(ODM)
40-85W,
front
– reference design: Godzilla Creek
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– power button
Guuanchen GC-C03
(~$150)
60-85W,
rear
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
120W PSU
IcyBox IB-HUB801-TB4
(€200)
60-85W,
front
Goodway
DBD1010
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– power button
Kensington 2600T
(TBD)
65W,
front
Goodway
DBD1010
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– power button
Kingtron UCN366860W,
side
– 1x USB 3.x (10 Gb/s 5.5W)
– k-lock
MicroSolution TB41010
(~$200)
40-85W,
front
Goodway
DBD1010
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– power button
OWC TB4 Hub
(~$180)
45-60W,
front
CE-Link
TB4-HUB01
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– K-lock
Plugable USB4-HUB3A
(~$190)
60W,
front
CE-Link
TB4-HUB01
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
USB-C->HDMI 2.0 adapter included
Plugable TBT4-HUB3C
(~$180)
60W,
front
CE-Link
TB4-HUB01
No USB 3.x port
USB-C->HDMI 2.0 adapter included
Purplelec PEC-TBH01
(~$160)
60-85W,
front
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
120W PSU
QGeeM TB4 Mini
(~$150)
60W,
side
– cross-branded as Hieracool and UtechSmart
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– power button
120W PSU
Satechi TB4 Slim hub
ST-T4SHM

($200)
60W,
front
CE-Link
TB4-HUB01?
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
Sonnet Echo HB5-TB4
(~$200)
40-85W,
front
Goodway
DBD1010
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– power button
SSI SI-419TB4
(ODM)
60-96W,
front
– 4x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 12W)
150W PSU?
Tripp Lite MTB4-HUB3-01
(~$235)
40-60W,
front
CE-Link
TB4-HUB01
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
UtechSmart T4803
(~$140-160)
60W,
side
– same as QGeeM hub
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– power button
120W PSU
Winstars WS-UTD33
(ODM)
60-95W,
front
– 3x USB 3x (10Gb/s / 10W)
150W PSU
2.5GbE
Zikko PD85 M-TBD4085
(~$230-270)
40-85W,
front
Goodway
DBD1010
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– power button

Specialized Compact TB4 Hubs (3)

These hubs have some unique features that places them in a separate class compared to typical compact hubs. Unless otherwise indicated, all models include the same base features as the compact TB4 hubs/docks listed above.

Vendor, Model
& Price ($USD)
Host Power
& Location
Additional
Features & Notes
Hyper
TB4 power hub
($179)
50-96W,
front
integrated 100W GaN power supply
– detachable AC/Mains cable
– no USB 3.x ports
OWC
Ministack STX

($279+)
60W,
rear
– K-lock
M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD bay
2.5″/ 3.5″ SATA drive bay
150W PSU
SSI
SI-452TB4
($172 MOQ 1K)
60-85W,
front
4x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 12W)
KVM with physical switch (2x TB4 inputs)
– charges one laptop at a time
supports 8K60

Full-size TB4 Docks (50)

Unless otherwise indicated, all docks include these base features:

  • based on Intel Goshen Ridge JHL8440 chipset
  • detachable ~0.8m TB4 cable
  • 135W barrel-jack style power supply
  • 3.5mm TRRS combo audio jack (Realtek ALC40xx chipset or similar)
  • 1Gb/s USB-based Ethernet (RealTek 8153 or similar)
  • UHS-II SD Card reader
    • some models include microSD in addition to full size SD readers
  • PC/Mac compatibility
  • Monitor output:
    • Most brands do not list all compatible monitor modes so double-check with the manufacturer to ensure compatibility with your specific monitors. For example, the Goodway DBD1110 lists 4K120 but not 5K60 support, but some re-brands like the Brydge Stone list 5K60 but not 4K120. Both models actually support 4K120 and 5K60.
    • most TB4 laptops support: 1x 8K30, 1x 5K60, 1x 4K120, 1x 1440p144, or 2x4K60
    • some TB4 laptops support: 1x 8K60, 2x 5K60, 3x 4K60, etc.
    • most TB3 laptops support: 2x 4K60 or 1x 5K60
    • most USB-C laptops support: 1x 4K60 or 1x 4K30 (some docks with built-in HDMI/DP may enable 2x 4K60 or 2x 4K30)
    • Some models include an MST chipset that allows 3 or 4 monitors, however the 3rd and 4th output won’t work on Mac
    • Some models include a DisplayLink chipset which runs two of the monitor outputs – monitors connected to these ports will work on both PC and Mac but will have additional lag/latency compared to monitors without DisplayLink.
Vendor,
Model & Price
Host Power
& Location
Monitor
Outputs
Downstream
Data Ports
Additional
Features & Notes
Accell
TB4 Dock
K10B-002G
(~$350)
60-96W,
front
1x DP 1.4
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30
– 2x TB4
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (7.5W)
Adaptertek
TB4 Dock
(ODM)
60W,
front
1x TB4
1x DP 1.4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K60
– 1x TB4
– 1x USB-C
(10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
CFast2.0 card-reader
older TB3 dock can be updated with TB4 interface module
Alogic Blaze TB4D3TB
(~$280)
60-96W,
front
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 5K60 OR
1x 4K120
– 3x TB4
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (7.5W)
– based on Gorilla Creek ref PCB
– power button
– K-lock
– US/UK/AU/EU AC/mains adapters included
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
Amphenol
TB4 Dock GMAD0061HR
(TBD)
60W,
front
3x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30
– 3x TB4
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s 4.5W)
– No audio
– MicroSD card reader but no full-size reader
– 150W PSU
Anker
Apex A8397
(~$350)
60-90W,
front
1x TB4
2x HDMI 2.0
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
4K120 OR
1x4K60+2x4K30
– 1x TB4
– 1x USB-C
(10Gb/s / 20W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 2x USB 2.0 (2.5W)
– power button
optional stand
Triple display via TB4/MST
– 120W PSU
– same as Belkin Connect Pro
Artmu USB4
Dock T4D210

(~$275)
60-96W,
front
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 1x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 10W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– re-brand of Goodway DBD1330
– K-lock
– power button
– 2.5GbE
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
Belkin Connect
Pro INC006
(~$400)
60-90W,
front
1x TB4
2x HDMI 2.0
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
4K120 OR
1x4K60+2x4K30
– 1x TB4
– 1x USB-C
(10Gb/s / 20W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 2x USB 2.0 (2.5W)
– power button
optional stand
Triple display via TB4/MST
– 120W PSU
– same as Anker A8397
Brydge
Stone Pro TB4
(~$350)
60-90W,
front
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 5K60 OR
1x 4K120
– 3x TB4
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (7.5W)
– based on Gorilla Creek ref PCB
– power button
vertical stand
TB4 cable not included
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
CalDigit
TS4

(~$360)
98W,
rear
2x TB4
1x DP 1.4
supporting
2x 5K60 OR
1x 8K60 OR
1x 4K144 OR
1x 1440p240
– 2x TB4
– 1x USB-C
(10Gb/s / 20W)
– 2x USB-C
(10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 5x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s 7.5W)
– K-lock
3x 3.5mm audio (1x trrs front, 2x trs rear)
Intel i225 2.5GbE
230W PSU
Teardown
CrossHub TB4
Power Dock
($154 pre-order)
45-98W,
front
2x TB4
1x DP 1.2
1x HDMI 2.0
supporting
4x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 + 2x 4K60
– 3x TB4
– 1x USB-C (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(5Gb/s /4.5W)
– includes 50cm TB4 cable
M.2 2230-2280 NVMe slot
– 2x 3.5mm audio jacks
– 160W PSU
Quad display via DisplayLink
– available in black and grey
2.5GbE
built in display shows real-time charging and display bandwidth stats
Dell
WD22TB4
(~$250-400)
100W,
left
2x TB4
2x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
1x USB-C
supporting
2x 5K60 OR
4x 4K60
– 2x TB4
– 2x USB-C
(10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 1x USB 3.x
(5Gb/s / 10W)
– 2x USB 3.x
(5GB/s / 7.5W)
– K-lock
– power button
– no SDCard or audio
– older Dell WD19 docks can be upgraded with TB4 module
– charges some Dells at 130W
– some models do not have 3.5mm audio port
180W PSU
Teardown & Review
DynaBook
TB4 Dock PS0120EA1PRP
(~£220)
90W,
rear
1x TB4
2x DP 1.4
2x HDMI 2.0
supporting:
1x 8K30 OR
2x 4K60 OR
4x 4K30 OR
1x 4K60 + 2x 4K30
– 1x TB4
– 2x USB-C (10Gb/s 4.5W)
– 3x USB 3.x (10Gb/s 4.5W)
– re-brand of Goodway DBD14Y0
– K-lock
– Power button
Quad display via TB4/MST
Fujitsu
FPCPR401BP
(~£220)
60-90W,
rear
1x TB4
2x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b supporting:
2x4K60+1x4K30 OR 1x 8K30 OR
1x 5K60+1x 4K60
– 1x TB4
– 2x USB-C (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (12W)
No SDCard
– K-lock
– power button
Triple display via TB4/MST
Intel AMT/VPro
170W PSU
Intel i225 2.5GbE (no USB Realtek)
– Mac compatible but must use TB4 port for 2nd monitor
Fullink 122565W,
front
1x TB4
1x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
1x *K30 OR
2x 5K60
– 1x TB4
– 1x USB-C (5Gb/s)
– 4x USB 3.x (5Gb/s)
– Kensington lock
96W PSU
Goodway
DBD14Y0
(ODM)
60-90W,
rear
1x TB4
2x DP 1.4
2x HDMI 2.0
supporting
1x 8K30 OR
4x 4K60
– 1x TB4
– 2x USB-C (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 4x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– similar to Gargoyle Creek reference model
– K-lock
Quad display via TB4/MST
Goodway
DBD1330
(ODM)
60-96W,
front
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 1x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 10W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– K-lock
– power button
– 2.5GbE
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
Goodway
DBD1100
(ODM)
60-90W,
front
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (10W)
Gorilla Creek reference model
– K-lock
– power button
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
Guuanchen
GC-B04
(~$190)
60-85W,
rear
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.0
2x DP 1.4
supporting:
2x4K60+1x4K30 OR 1x 8K30
OR 1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 120W PSU
Triple display via TB4/MST
dual 4K60 via USB-C
M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD slot
Hiearcool
TB4 Max
16-in-1 T4802
(~$290)
60W,
rear
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DP 1.4
supporting:
4x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30+2x 4K60
– 2x TB4
– 2x USB 3.x
(5Gb/s / 5W)
– 2x USB 2.0 (2.5W)
– re-brand of UtechSmart T4802
– power button
– 2x 3.5mm audio
– Quad display via DisplayLink
150W PSU
HP TB 120W G4
Dock (4J0A2AA)
(~$370-400)
100W,
rear
1x TB4
1x USB-C
2x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
supporting:
4x 4K60 OR
2x 5K60 OR
1x 8K60
– 1x TB4
– 1x USB-C
(10Gb/s / 15W)
– 1x USB-C
(10Gb/s 4.5W)
– 2x USB-A
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 2x USB-A
(5Gb/s / 7.5W)
– based on Gargoyle Creek reference design
– No audio or SDCard
Intel i225 2.5GbE (1Gb/s on USB-C systems)
Quad display via TB4/MST
– K-lock
– power button
– 120W PSU
– 2x 4K60 via USB-C systems
HP TB 280W G4
Dock (4J0G4AA)
(~$440)
75-230W,
rear
samesame– same except comes with 280W power supply and workstation cable
Teardown & Review
Hyper TB4
docking station

(~$350)
60-96W,
front
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 1x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 10W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– re-brand of Goodway DBD1330
– K-lock
– power button
– 2.5GbE
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
IcyBox
IB-DK8801-TB4
€364
60-96W,
front
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 1x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 10W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– re-brand of Goodway DBD1330
– K-lock
– power button
– 2.5GbE
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
Intel USB4
Eval Dock
(N/A)
90W,
front
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60
– 3x TB4
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 5.5W)
Gatkex Creek reference PCB
– No audio, Ethernet, or SDCard
– bare PCB no chassis
– does not ship with PSU
– PCIe Gen3 x1
– various debug headers
i-Tec TB4DualDockPD (€350)60-96W,
front
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 1x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 10W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– re-brand of Goodway DBD1330
– K-lock
– power button
– 2.5GbE
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
j5create 8K TB4 Dock JTD562
(TBD)
60-96W,
front
3x TB4
supporting
1x 4K60 OR
1x 8K60
– 3x TB4
– 3x USb 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (12W)
– based on Gorilla Creek ref PCB
– K-lock
Kensington
SD5700T
(~$330)
90W,
front
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 3x TB4
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (7.5W)
– re-brand of Goodway DBD1100
– K-lock
– power button
VESA mount
– 170W PSU
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
Kensington
SD5780T
(~$390)
96W,
front

front
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 1x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 10W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– re-brand of Goodway DBD1330
– K-lock
– power button
VESA mount
170W PSU
– 2.5GbE
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
Kingtron
TUCN3669
(TBD)
60W,
rear
3x TB4
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DP 1.2
supporting
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30
– 3x TB4
– 2x USB 3.x (5Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 2x USB 2.0 (4.5W)
– power button
– 2x 3.5mm audio jacks
– 150W PSU
Lenovo
ThinkPad
40B00135
(~$250-340)
60-100W,
rear
1x TB4
1x HDMI 2.1
2x DP 1.4
supporting:
4x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120
– 1x TB4
– 1x USB-C
(10Gb/s / 15W)
– 1x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 12W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– Similar to Gargoyle Creek reference design
No SDCard or audio
– K-lock
– power button
VESA mounting holes
optional mount
– Quad display via TB4/MST
Mac compatible but must use TB4 output for 2nd monitor
Intel i225 2.5GbE (Not working with all laptops; also has 1Gb/s Realtek)
Teardown & Review
Lenovo
SmartDock
40B10135

(~$250-340)
samesamesame– same as 40B00135 but adds Microsoft Azure Sphere remote management MCU and firmware
Lenovo
Workstation
40B00300

(~$300-440)
230W,
rear
samesame– same as 40B10135 but with workstation cable and 300W PSU
Liangang
TB4 Dock
(TBD)
60W,
front
1x DP 1.4
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30
-2x TB4
– 1x USB-C (10Gb/s 7.5W)
-2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s 7.5W)
CFast2.0 card-reader
– re-brand of Adaptertech
MicroSolution
TBD110

(TBD)
60-90W,
front
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 3x TB4
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (10W)
– re-brand of Goodway DBD1100
– K-lock
– power button
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C
OWC
TB4 Dock

(~$280)
samesamesame– based on Gorilla Creek ref PCB
– K-lock
Plugable
TBT4-UDZ
(~$300)
85-98W,
front
2x DP 1.2
2x HDMI 2.0b
supporting
4x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30
OR
– 1x USB-C (20Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 3x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 2x USB 3.x (5Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1 USB 2.0 (7.5W)
2.5Gb/s Ethernet (Realtek)
– K-lock
– 1x 3.5mm TRRS audio
– SDcard reader
Quad display via TB4/MST
– includes vertical stand
– no downstream TB4 ports
– 1m TB4 cable
– power button
QGeem
TB4 Pro
15-in-1 T4801
(~$250)
60W,
rear
1x HDMI 2.1
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120
– 2x TB4
– 5x USB 3.x
(5Gb/s / 5W)
– power button
– 2x 3.5mm TRS audio
150W PSU
QGeem
TB4 Max
16-in-1 T4802
(~$300)
60W,
rear
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DP 1.4
supporting:
4x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30+
2x 4K60
– 2x TB4
– 2x USB 3.x
(5Gb/s / 5W)
– 2x USB 2.0 (2.5W)
– re-brand of UtechSmart T4802
– power button
– 2x 3.5mm audio
– quad 4K60
Triple display via DisplayLink
150W PSU
Razer TB4 Dock
Chroma
RC21-016901

(~$330)
60-90W,
front
2x TB4
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 10W)
– based on Gorilla Creek ref PCB
customizable RGB (PC only)
Razer TB4 Dock
Mercury
RC21-016902

(~$320)
samesamesame– same as Chroma model but adds K-lock and excludes RGB
Satechi
ST-UCT4DM
(~$300)
60-96W,
front
same– 2x TB4
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1 USB 2.0 (7.5W)
– based on Gorilla Creek ref PCB
– K-lock
SIIG JU-DK0U11-S1
($480)
60W,
front
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DP 1.4
supporting:
4x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30+
2x 4K60
– 3x TB4
– 2x USB 3.x (5Gb/s /4.5W)
– 2x USB 2.0
– re-brand of UtechSmart T4802
– power button
– 2x 3.5mm audio
– quad 4K60
Triple display via DisplayLink
150W PSU
Sonnet
Echo-DK11-T4
(~$320)
60-90W,
front
samesame– re-brand of Goodway DBD1100
– K-lock
Sparkle
TDX-120GD
(~$215?)
60-80W,
side (reversible)
1x TB4
1x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 5K60
– 1x TB4
– 5x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– K-lock
– 120W PSU
Teardown & Review
Startech
TB4CDock
(~$440)
60-96W,
front
samesame– based on Gorilla Creek ref PCB
– K-lock
UtechSmart
T4802
(~$240-280)
60W,
rear
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DP 1.4
supporting:
4x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30+
2x 4K60
– 2x TB4
– 2x USB 3.x
(5Gb/s / 5W)
– 2x USB 2.0 (2.5W)
– power button
– 2x 3.5mm audio
– quad 4K60
Triple display via DisplayLink
150W PSU
VisionTek VT5400
($380)
60-80W,
side (reversible)
1x TB4
1x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 5K60
– 1x TB4
– 5x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– K-lock
– 120W PSU
– re-branded Sparkle TDX-120GD
Winstars
WS-UTD40
(~$155 MOQ
1000)
96W,
front
2x TB4
2x HDMI 2.0
2x DP 1.2
supporting:
1x 8K30+2x 4K60
– 3x TB4
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– 2x USB 3.x
(5Gb/s / 10W)
– K-lock
– power button
2.5 Gb/s Ethernet
Triple display via DisplayLink
180W PSU
Winstars
WS-UTD42
(ODM)
96W,
front
3x TB4
2x HDMI 2.0
2x DP 1.4
supporting:
4x 4K60
– 3x TB4
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– 2 USB 3.x
(5Gb/s / 10W)
– K-lock
– power button
2.5GbE
Quad display via DisplayLink
180W PSU
Winstars
WS-UTD44
(ODM)
85-96W,
front
2x TB4
supporting:
1x 8K30
– 3x TB4
– 1x USB-C (10Gb/s / 30W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 10W)
– 2 USB 3.x
(5Gb/s / 10W)
– K-lock
– power button
2.5GbE
180W PSU
Zikko TBD4096
Full Dock
($500)
60-96W,
front
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 OR
1x 8K30 OR
1x 4K120 OR
1x 5K60
– 2x TB4
– 1x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 10W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– re-brand of Goodway DBD1330
K-lock
– power button
– 2.5GbE
– 2x 4K30 via USB-C

Best value in Q2 2022? For Mac? CalDigit. For PC? OWC based on sale price, Lenovo, HP, or Kensington based on features.

Specialized TB4 Docks (3)

These docks have some unique features that place them in a separate class compared to typical docks. Unless otherwise indicated, all models include the same base features as the TB4 docks listed above.

Vendor, Model,
& Price ($USD)
Host Power
& Location
Monitor
Outputs
Downstream Data
Ports
Additional
Features & Notes
Brydge
ProDock
($400)
90W,
top*
3x TB4
supporting:
2x 5K/6K/4K
– 3x TB4
– 1x USB-C
(5Gb/s / 5.5W)
– 3x USB 3.x
(10Gb/s / 5.5W
– *Vertical docking for Macbook
– Magsafe wireless phone charging
– Manufactured by Kingtron
HypeRaid
(Kickstarter)
1x DisplayPort 2.1
1x TB4
– 1x TB4
– 2x USB-C (10Gb/s)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s)
– 8x M.2 NVMe SSD slots
– 2x U.2 slots
– 2x 3.5″ SATA HDD slots
– CFexpress/XQD card reader
– CFast 2.0 card reader
– 2x SD card readers
– 1x microSD card reader
– touch screen control
– AES 256 HW encryption
– AMD 300U mainboard with 8GB ram
OWC Go Dock
(~$200-700)
60-90W,
side
2x TB4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
1x 8K30 OR
2x 4K60
– 2x TB4
– 1x USB-C (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (10W)
– built-in PSU
– IEC C7 power receptacle
– 2.5GB/s Ethernet
– k-lock

USB4 Multi-function-adapters & Docking Stations

Devices specifically marketed as USB4 hubs/docks rather than Thunderbolt 4 docks still provide a 40Gb/s link to the host PC, but usually without advanced capabilities such as PCIe tunneling for external GPUs and fast NVMe storage. Per the USB4 specification, a true “USB4 hub” or “USB4 dock” must include PCIe, TB3 compatibility, and at least one downstream USB4 port that runs at the same throughout as the upstream host connector (40Gb/s or 20Gb/s). Devices without these features are technically classified as USB4 endpoint or peripheral devices. However most end up getting marketed as hubs or docks.

Most of these devices are based on the Via Labs VL830 chipset but devices based on competing ASMedia and Intel JHL8140 chipsets are expected in Q2 2023. It is plausible that some devices in this category could be based on Intel Thunderbolt chipsets but are simply not certified as Thunderbolt compliant or have features limited by firmware.

Portable USB4 multi-function adapters (7)

These smaller form-factor hubs do not require external power for basic functionality but can be used with 100W PD USB-C to passthrough to charge a laptop at ~60-85W. Unless otherwise indicated, they include an integrated ~30cm USB4 cable.

VendorModel
& Price ($USD)
Host Power
& Location
Monitor OutputsDownstream Data PortsAdditional
Features & Notes
Fullink 1184 6-in-1
USB4 Travel hub
(ODM)
85W,
side
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
1x 8K60
– 0x USB4
– 2x USB-C
(10 Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W
2.5GbE
Goodway VS41000 USB4 Compact Dock (ODM)60W,
side
1x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 or
1x 8K30 or
1x 4K144
– 0x USB4
– 1x USB-C (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– Gigabit Ethernet
– 3.5mm TRRS audio
– USB-C port can be used for data OR a charger, not both
Hyper USB4
Mobile Dock HD583
($140
$112 with coupon)
85W,
side
1x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 or
1x 8K30
– 0x USB4
– 1x USB-C (10Gb/s 4.5W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– Gigabit Ethernet
– 3.5mm TRRS audio
– USB-C port can be used for data OR a charger, not both
Teardown & Review
j5create JCD401 USB4
dual 4K multi-port hub
(~$80-110)
85W,
side
1x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.1
1x USB-C
supporting:
2x 4K60 or
1x 8K30
– 0x USB4
– 1x USB-C
(10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
USB-C data port also supports DP-alt mode video output
– dedicated USB-C PD passthrough port
Lintes USB4 Travel Dock CADLL-EF6XX
(ODM)
85W,
side
1x DP 1.4a
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
1x 8K60 or
2x 4K60
– 0x USB4
– 1x USB-C (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s /4.5W)
Detachable ~80cm USB4 cable
– Gigabit Ethernet
– USB-C port can be used for data OR charging, not both
Satechi USB4
multiport adapter
($150)
85W,
side
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
1x 8k30
– 0x USB4
– 2x USB-C
(10 Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 1x USB 2.0 (2.5W)
– Gigabit Ethernet
– 3.5mm TRRS audio
UGreen GreenLink USB4 multifunction adapter
CM500-90376
(TBD)
0W,
side
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
1x 8K60 or 4K144
– 0x USB4
– 2x USB-C (10Gb/s 4.5W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– No audio/Ethernet/SDCard
Teardown & Review

Desktop-class USB4 docking stations (5)

Unless otherwise indicated, all docks include a detachable ~80cm USB4 cable, Gigabit Ethernet, and a 3.5mm TRRS audio jack.

VendorModel
& Price ($USD)
Host Power
& Location
Monitor OutputsDownstream Data PortsAdditional
Features & Notes
Fullink 1185 USB4
MST Docking Station
(ODM)
100W,
side
1x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
1x 8K30 or
1x 4K144 or
2x 4K60
– 0x USB4
– 2x USB-C (10Gb/s 7.5W)
– 1x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 1x USB 3.x (5Gb/s 4.5W)
– 2x USB 2.0
(2.5W)
– 1x SD card reader
150W DC PSU included
– power button
– fingerprint reader
– K-lock
i-tec
USB4DualDock
(~€200)
80W,
rear
1x DP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.1
supporting:
2x 4K60 or
1x 8K30
– 0x USB4
– 1x USB-C (10Gb/s 4.5W)
– 3x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 3x USB 2.0 (2.5W)
– cross-branded as Quuge, Digitus, Proxtend, etc.
– SD/microSD card readers
– requires 100W PD USB-C PSU (not included)
– dedicated USB-C PD passthrough port
SSI USB4 KVM
Dock SI-453US4
(ODM)
30-45W,
front
2x mDP 1.4
supporting:
1x 8K30 or 2x 4K60
1x USB4 (40Gb/s / 15W)
– 4x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 12W)
No Ethernet or audio
includes 60W PSU
KVM with physical switch; 2 USB4 inputs
Xfanic C5313A
USB4 Hub Pro
(~$82-102)
0W/100W,
rear
1x DP 1.2
1x HDMI 2.1
1x HDMI 2.0
supporting:
1x 8K60 + 2x 4K60
– 0x USB4
– 1x USB-C (10Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 2x USB 3.x (10Gb/s / 4.5W)
– cross-branded with Quuge
– power button
2.5GbE
Triple display via DisplayLink
36W PSU included
– optional secondary 100W PD PSU not included
– M.2 NVMe/SATA 2280/2242/2230 SSD slot limited to 10Gb/s
Teardown
Xfanic C5314A
USB4 Hub Basic
(~$82-102)
0W/100W,
front
2x DP 1.2
1x HDMI 2.0
supporting
3x 4K60
– 0x USB4
– 1x USB-C
(5Gb/s / 7.5W)
– 2x USB 3.x (5Gb/s / 4.5W)
– 2x USB 2.0 (2.5W)
– cross-branded with Quuge
– power button
2.5GbE
Triple display via DisplayLink
36W PSU included
– optional secondary 100W PD PSU not included

Monitors with built-in TB4 hubs (4)

Vendor &
Model
PriceMonitor specsInputsOutputsHost Power
Dell Ultrasharp 6K (U3224KB)TBD– 32″
– “6K” IPS
– 2000:1 contrast
– 100% sRGB
– 99% DCI-P3
– HDR 600
– integrated 4K webcam
– VESA mount
-14 watt speakers
– 1x HDMI 2.1
– 1x miniDP 2.1
– 1x TB4
– 1x USB-C
– 1x TB4 4 daisy chain
– 2x USB-C
(10Gb/s 15W)
– 5x USB 3.x (10Gb/s)
– 2.5Gb/s Ethernet

– 140W EPR
Lenovo
ThinkVision
P40w-20
$2000
-2250
– 40″ curved
– 5K2K @75Hz IPS
– HDR 400
– VESA mount
– 99% sRGB
– 98% DCI-P3
– 1000:1 contrast
– 2x TB4
– 1x HDMI 2.x
– 1x DP 1.4
– 1x USB 3.x (B-style)
– 1x TB4 daisy chain
– 1x USB-C (5Gb/s 27W)
– 2x USB 3.x (5Gb/s 4.5W)
– 1x USB 3.x (5Gb/s 10W)
– 1Gb/s Ethernet
– 3.5mm audio
100W
Lenovo
ThinkVision
P27u-20
$710
-770
– 27″ flat
– 4K60 IPS
– HDR 400
– VESA mount
– 99.5% aRGB
– 99.1% DCI-P3
– 1000:1 contrast
samesamesame
LG
40WP95C-W
~$1800– 40″ curved
– 5K2K @72Hz IPS
– HDR 400
– VESA mount
– 135% sRGB
– 98% DCI-P3
– Freesync
– 2x TB4
– 1x DP 1.4
– 2x HDMI 2.x
– 1x TB4 daisy chain
– 2x USB 3.x (5Gb/s 4.5W)
96W

External TB4 GPU / storage (0)

Thunderbolt eGPUs allow connecting a discrete PCIe GPU such as an NVIDIA RTX or AMD Radeon running at PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds (22-32Gb/s) to a laptop. Similarly, Thunderbolt storage docks provide for multiple channels of high speed M.2 NVMe, SATA or other storage connections. These products often include a subset of the features offered on regular docking stations such as USB and Ethernet.

No TB4-specific eGPUs based on Goshen Ridge/JHL8440 are expected to be developed because the native PCIe interface provided in this chipset is limited to Gen3x1 (8Gb/s). To achieve a Gen3x4 interface, an additional chip like a Titan Ridge/JHL7440 is needed to complement the JHL8440 which adds cost and complexity. Until Intel provides guidance on a cost-effective approach to design a TB4 dock with PCI Gen3x4 connectivity, older Thunderbolt-3 models based on JHL7440, JHL6540, and JHL6340, are here to stay. They are 100% compatible with TB4. Please consult the guide at https://egpu.io/best-egpu-buyers-guide/

Compatibility notes

Older USB-C laptops

Several vendors note that Windows PCs with regular USB-C are not supported. All of these docks will actually work on older USB-C systems but with reduced functionality. In particular, you may only get up to 5Gb/s USB speeds and a single monitor working. Docks verified to output to two monitors via regular USB-C are indicated in the table. Additional monitors may need MST hubs or USB Video extenders.

Monitor adapters

Some monitors are particularly sensitive when used with TB4, USB-C, or other docking stations. Whenever possible, use name-brand TB4/USB-C -> DisplayPort adapters/cables or straight-through TB4/USB-C cables from this list. If your monitor supports Thunderbolt-3 or USB-C directly, then just use a Thunderbolt-3 or USB-C cable.

Power

Most TB4 docks ship with power supplies that are unable to simultaneously power all ports at their maximum rated wattage. On-board power management splits available power between ports and prioritizes downstream devices over laptop charging. With this approach, attached hard drives, for example, won’t lose power, but the laptop may charge slower than expected when many devices are attached. Where applicable, a laptop charging rate range is provided.

Mac

  • MacOS lacks multi stream transport (MST) support, so many docks will only work with 1-2 distinct monitor outputs even if there are 3+ monitor ports. And in many cases, you’ll need at least one of the monitors connected to a TB4 port rather than HDMI or DP. Some docks include DisplayLink-powered HDMI and DP which will work OK on Mac, but with added lag/latency.
  • Mac systems tend to work better with PCIe-based Ethernet from Intel and Aquantia/Marvell rather than USB-based solutions from RealTek and ASIX. More info: https://khronokernel.github.io/macos/2021/11/22/PCIE-ETHERNET.html
  • In the past, MacOS implemented device certification checks via hard-coded lists in the IOThunderboltFamily kernel extension which disabled features on uncertified docking stations. Apple updates the lists via MacOS updates – so if you ever have issues with a Dock, you may need to update to the very latest MacOS revision and latest dock firmware. Some uncertified devices may not have full functionality unless console commands are entered manually.
  • If you have issues with your Mac, post your findings in the comment section below.

Additional Info

Firmware updates

Early docks had issues with USB 2.0 devices. Check with your vendor for firmware updates:

Connecting monitors

If you don’t have monitors with USB-C inputs, you’ll need to get the latest generation of USB-C->DP or USB-C->HDMI adapters. For best reliability, avoid HDMI when possible.

Other USB4 devices of interest

References & More reading

112 thoughts on “90+ Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 Docks & Hubs compared (updated 2023/01/18)

  1. Regarding the I-tec USB4DualDock, the entry states:

    requires 100W PD USB-C PSU (not included

    This is not entirely accurate. The dock is completely functional on my Intel NUC. You only need the power supply of you want to charge the host via Power Delivery. Since the Intel NUC has its own power supply (and, in fact, cannot be powered via USB-PD), I use this dock without a PSU.

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