Intel has revealed Thunderbolt 3, the new generation USB Port for laptops which will bring a new era of superfast data transfer and reversible port. Thunderbolt 3 aims to provide the most versatile connection to any dock, display, or peripheral devices like USB devices.
The Thunderbolt 3 USB ports will enable devices to connect two 4K 60 Hz displays with extremely elegant resolution, contrast, and color depth to access photos, texts, apps and mane more. With Thunderbolt 3 port, a single port provides compatibility for two 4K 60 Hz displays, and quick notebook charging up to 100 W with a single cable. These ports are so fast, that they can support seamless gaming experience over the plug and play external graphics.
According to Thunderbolt 3, it also provides “peer-to-peer connection at 10 GbE speeds to quickly transfer files between computers, perform PC migrations, or set up small workgroups with shared storage. Solutions and products built to Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 specifications will work with Thunderbolt 3 via an adapter.”
The Intel powered USB C Ports will make its way to laptops and computers by the end of this year or early 2016.
Check out the technology Features as mentioned in Thunderbolt website link:
1.Thunderbolt™, USB, DisplayPort, and power on USB-C
2. USB-C connector and cables (small, reversible)
a. 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 – double the speed of Thunderbolt 2
b. Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
c. 4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3
d. 8 lanes of DisplayPort 1.2 (HBR2 and MST)
e. Supports two 4K displays (4096 x 2160 30bpp @ 60 Hz)
3. USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) – compatible with existing USB devices and cables
4. DisplayPort 1.2 – compatible with existing DisplayPort displays, devices, and cables
a. Connect DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays via adapters
5. Power (based on USB power delivery)
a. Up to 100W system charging
b. 15W to bus-powered devices
6. Thunderbolt™ Networking
a. 10Gb Ethernet connection between computers
7. Daisy chaining (up to six devices)
8. Lowest latency for PCI Express audio recording
Source: Thunderbolt 3