Intel Unveils 40Gbps ‘Thunderbolt 3’ With Single Cable Dual 4K Display Support


Intel has today announced the all new Thunderbolt™ 3, which is so far the fastest and most versatile connection to any dock, display or peripheral device, offering transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps in a new smaller, reversible USB-C standard. So what does this mean for end users? At 40Gbps, it is the fastest connection to your computer, allowing you to transfer a 4K movie in less than 30 seconds. You can even connect two 4K displays with nearly 16 million more pixels than an HDTV.


“Thunderbolt 3 is computer port nirvana – delivering two 4K displays, fast data, and quick notebook charging”, said Navin Shenoy, vice president in Client Computing Group and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms at Intel Corporation. “It fulfills the promise of USB-C for single-cable docking and so much more. OEMs and device developers are going to love it.”

Users have long wanted desktop-level performance from a mobile computer. Thunderbolt was developed to simultaneously support the fastest data and most video bandwidth available on a single cable, while also supplying power.

Apple was among the first to adopt the new USB-C connector with its all-new 12-inch MacBook, featuring a single USB-C port for both charging and connecting devices. With support for Thunderbolt 3, it’s likely that USB-C ports will soon find their way onto Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup as well.

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To read more about the capabilities and detailed specifications of Thunderbolt 3, click here.