Intel Improves Thunderbolt, Now With 4K Support

  • 20Gbps transfer speed
  • Simultaneous 4K Video transfer
  • DisplayPort 1.2 functionality

Intel has just updated its Thunderbolt input/output technology and now supports transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps in both directions, which is double of the current 10Gbps interface.

  • 20Gbps transfer speed
  • Simultaneous 4K Video transfer
  • DisplayPort 1.2 functionality

Intel has just updated its Thunderbolt input/output technology and now supports transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps in both directions, which is double of the current 10Gbps interface.

The technology which is now found mostly in Apple’s Mac product line has been around since 2011 as a data transfer alternative to USB 3.0 that allows users to quickly transfer files between peripherals and computers. The new interface was presented today at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas and will be available in the coming months.

The new interface will also add support for 4K video transfer and displays which are also scheduled to come out next year. The added speed will give users the ability to play 4K video at the same time send a file to storage devices at twice the speed of the current interface. Aside from the speed upgrade, Intel also added support for DisplayPort 1.2, improved power management, and a lower materials cost for the manufacturer.

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