The Fastest Connection To Your PC Experience1
From the company with the fastest processors comes the fastest way to get information in and out of your PC and peripheral devices.1 At high speeds – in each direction, at the same time – Thunderbolt™ technology will keep your data and display transfers fast and responsive.1
With the speed of Thunderbolt™ products you can
- Transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds2
- Backup 1 year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes3
Thunderbolt™ technology recently received the Computer Graphics World Silver Edge award at the National Association of Broadcasters 2011 convention.
One cable does it all
A single cable connects your PC to multiple devices to transfer data at 10 Gbps high speed, making it easy to get and see what you want, when you want it. Thunderbolt™ technology gives you incredible flexibility; high-performance expansion is just a cable away for new and novel uses, now and in the future. For example, with Thunderbolt™ technology, you can use the lightest, thinnest laptop and yet connect to high-performance peripherals, turning your laptop into a powerful PC – with just a single cable.
Another industry first
Developed by Intel (under the code name Light Peak), and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple, Thunderbolt™ technology is a new, high-speed I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity, and flexibility.
Thunderbolt™ technology lets you
- Simultaneously transfer data at high speeds to and from different types of external devices, such as external graphics adapters, video and audio editors, storage devices, and more, so you can expand the capabilities – and performance – of your PC quickly and easily
- Use PCI Express*and DisplayPort*-based devices on the same cable, such as TV tuners, video/audio capture cards and devices, HD monitors, etc.
- Keep using your existing DisplayPort*-based devices; no need to upgrade with Thunderbolt™ technology
- Daisy-chain multiple devices with a single cable, making it easy to connect storage devices, high-performance graphics adapters, video and audio editors, and other innovative new products based on PCI Express and DisplayPort protocols as they become available
Look for these innovators to provide Thunderbolt™ technology-based products
Several innovative companies have announced Thunderbolt™-enabled products, or plans to support the technology. Look for products from them now and in the future.
- AJA* Video Systems (video acquisition and conversion equipment)
- Apogee* Electronics, (audio editing and capture equipment)
- Apple*, Inc., (computing and technology)
- Avid* Technology, (digital video editing)
- Blackmagic*, (video and film editing)
- LaCie*, (storage technologies)
- Promise* Technology, Inc., (storage technologies)
- Universal Audio*, (audio equipment)
- Western Digital Corporation* (storage technologies)
Intel is working with the industry to enable a variety of products based on Thunderbolt™ technology, including computers, displays, high-speed data storage devices, audio/video devices, and more. These new devices will expand PC functionality and make it easier to get more of your favorite activities done faster.
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