Enable up to 120 Gbps of bandwidth for up to three times the capacity provided by current technologies
Intel demonstrated a first prototype of the next generation Thunderbolt connection, which provides 80 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions and enables up to 120 Gbps for an optimal viewing experience and up to three times the capacity. to that provided by current technologies. The new technology is designed to meet the ever-growing needs of gamers and content creators, while maintaining compatibility with previous versions of Thunderbolt and USB. In addition to supporting the latest version of USB4, the new generation of Thunderbolt will include improvements in several areas, including: support for the new DisplayPort 2.1 for the best viewing experience; twice the throughput in PCI Express data transfer for increased storage speed and external graphics; compatibility with previous versions of Thunderbolt, USB and DisplayPort; support of Intel’s enablement and certification programs. “Intel has always been a leader in wired connectivity and Thunderbolt ports are now the most used in mobile PCs and integrated into three generations of Intel CPUs for the segment. We are excited to reaffirm our leadership with the new generation of Thunderbolt based on the USB4 v2 specification, defined by Intel and other members of the USB Promoter Group, ”said Jason Ziller, general manager, Client Connectivity Division, Intel. In the course of 2023, more details will be presented on the next generation of Thunderbolt, which is expected to be launched commercially in the coming years.