Intel Unveils Thunderbolt 4 with Better Baseline Features, Same Top Speed



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Intel revealed new details about Thunderbolt™ 4, the next generation of its universal cable connectivity solution that delivers increased minimum performance requirements, has expanded capabilities, and USB4 specification compliance. For the first time, Thunderbolt 4 will offer docks with up to four Thunderbolt ports and universal cables up to 2 meters in length. Intel’s upcoming mobile PC processors, code-named “Tiger Lake,” will be the first to integrate Thunderbolt 4. Intel has also announced the Thunderbolt 4 controller 8000 series that is compatible with hundreds of millions of Thunderbolt 3 PCs, and its accessories are already available. Thunderbolt 4 developer kits and its certification testing are now available.

Thunderbolt provides clients with a leading connectivity standard across a range of devices, helping to advance computing experiences and delivering on the promise of USB-C with simplicity, performance and reliability. The arrival of Thunderbolt 4 underscores how Intel is advancing the PC ecosystem towards truly universal connectivity solutions.

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Thunderbolt products deliver a consistent, industry-leading set of capabilities for connecting computers to data, video, and power, with the simplicity of just one USB Type-C port. Connect to powerful Thunderbolt docks, displays, fast storage or any USB accessory for a clutter-free workspace. To ensure a consistent best-in-class1 experience and ease of use across a wide range of product types and manufacturers, Intel works closely with its ecosystem of computer, accessory and cable partners to employ mandatory certification for all Thunderbolt products.

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