What Intel’s Thunderbolt is

thuThunderbolt is a latest I / O technology of Intel. This technology is also known as Light Peak technology. With this technology, users can transfer data through a port at very high speed, even up to 10Gbps or two times better than USB 3.0. Thunderbolt was made on cooperation between Intel and Apple. By using ThunderBolt, Apple claimed Macbook Pro can deliver data faster than the previous interface.

If the first Apple has a FireWire interface, now they have Thunderbolt. This interface can transmit data at a speed of 20 GB per second. As an illustration for you, 3 interfaces can only transmit data at a speed of 5 GB per second, or two times the speed of USB 3. In addition to the data channel, this interface is also used to distribute the Display port. As we know, USB and PCI Express were developed by Intel and Apple and a blend of this technology experience gave birth to the latest Thunderbolt interface which is more flexible. Although small, Thunderbolt has interfaces; PCI Express and Display Port. With the element of PCI Express on Thunderbolt, then a device that is using Thunderbolt can be connected to external devices such as RAID System and Video Capture and because it contains a Display Port also, Thunderbolt can deliver High Definition video standard.

Here are three advantages of Thunderbolt, which deserves to be known.
1. Super fast in transmitting data. Thunderbolt combines the capabilities of PCI Express (PCIe) and DisplayPort protocols, and capable of Bi-directional data transfer between computers and peripherals at a speed of 10 Gbps, long fast enough to transfer a Blue Ray movie in under 30 seconds.
2. Answering “puzzle”. Although initially positioned by Intel as optical technology, the first operation of Light Peak will use copper wires.
3. The future will be faster. Intel has stated that, in the next decade, Thunderbolt technology would be possible in achieving speeds of 100 Gbps.

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