Next generation of Thunderbolt announced

Intel this week announced the next generation of Thunderbolt, offering up to three times the bandwidth of the previous generation. Thunderbolt 5, it said in a release, “will deliver 80 gigabits per second (Gbps) of bi-directional bandwidth, and with Bandwidth Boost it will provide up to 120 Gbps for the best display experience.

“These improvements will provide up to three times more bandwidth than the best existing connectivity solution, providing outstanding display and data connections. Built on industry standards – including USB4 V2 – Thunderbolt 5 will be broadly compatible with previous versions of Thunderbolt and USB.

“All Thunderbolt products undergo stringent certification testing to ensure the best wired connection solution performance for the PC industry. Products that pass this testing use the Thunderbolt brand royalty-free.”

Products based on the Thunderbolt 5 controller are expected to be available starting in 2024.

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