USB-C makes the race: Thunderbolt 3 is based on Super-USB

For the third generation of the Thunderbolt interface, Intel decides to go off the DisplayPort and instead relies on USB-C. Thunderbolt 3 promises transmission speeds of up to 40 GB / s – compared to its predecessor, Intel has doubled the speed.

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USB meets Thunderbolt

 

Thunderbolt 3 is to combine the advantages of USB and Thunderbolt in the future. The new connector conforms to the specifications of USB 3.1 Type-C, so it fits into Apple’s new MacBook or the recently introduced Transformer Book T100HA.

 

In addition, the new port will also bring the benefits of Thunderbolt, such as the higher transfer rate, which allows, for example, the operation of two 4K monitors at the same time. According to Intel, up to six Thunderbolt devices can be connected in series. Other applications: An external graphics card can be connected via Thunderbolt 3, 10-Gigabit Ethernet between two computers should also be possible usb type c vs usb 3.0.

 

First products with Thunderbolt 3 will be released later this year.

 

Insert the USB plug correctly

 

USB Type-C solves one of the most annoying problems: The orientation of the plug plays no longer a role. Until the new plug is standard and really widespread, you have unfortunately still with USB 2.0 rumbling. We will show you how to connect the connectors correctly in the first run.

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