Intel unveiled the next generation of Thunderbolt technology

Intel just showed off the next generation of its Thunderbolt technology; A technology that can achieve a stunning speed of 120 Gbps.

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Intel just showed off the next generation of its Thunderbolt technology; A technology that can achieve a stunning speed of 120 Gbps.

Thunderbolt is an interface for communication between products such as computers and laptops with peripherals. This technology was introduced by Intel in 2011 and is developed in two fiber optic models (only for data transmission) and copper (for data transmission and phone charging). The speed of this technology is much faster than normal USB so that you can transfer large files easily.

Now Intel has decided to show the next generation of this technology; The new Thunderbolt can reach twice the speed of Thunderbolt 4 and reach a speed of 80 Gbps in two-way bandwidth, which can even increase to 120 Gbps when it comes to heavy video work, which means that users with Very high quality displays can also use the new Thunderbolt without any problems and at the highest speed.

The new Thunderbolt also supports the latest version of USB4, DisplayPort 2.1 and side flip capability. The flip side is that this new technology will also support previous versions of Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, USB, and non-conductive cables (1 meter or less).

It seems that Intel intends to With the new Thunderbolt technology, whose name has not yet been officially announced, it is attracting the positive opinion of gamers and content producers. Because both the transmission speed in the new generation has increased significantly and the bandwidth has increased when connecting to high-quality displays. During the presentation of this technology, Intel also pointed out that it is even possible to transfer 8K video files at a very high speed, which are normally 4 times the size of a 4K file. Another noteworthy point is that this technology allows users to connect the system to a 4K monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate or 2K monitor with 480 Hz refresh rate with just one cable.

Intel still The release date of this technology has not been mentioned and it has not been given a name. But considering that the previous four versions are named in order of number from 1 to 4, it is possible that the new generation will be called Thunderbolt 5. However, Intel itself used the word "Prototype" when talking about the potential of this technology, which means that the new Thunderbolt is not yet ready for official introduction and release, and we have to wait a long time for this purpose.

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