Thunderbolt™ 3 technology offers an unprecedented level of connection and consistency, bringing the speed and versatility of Thunderbolt™ to USB-C. A single compact port can now do it all - connect to Thunderbolt™ devices, any display, and billions of USB devices – all while supplying power. Pair with a new 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor, and your PC will be at its most powerful and its most versatile.
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology doubles the bandwidth of its previous model and transfers data at 8x the speed of a USB,1 making it unrivaled for new uses. Plus, for the first time, you can run data, video, and power over a single cable, thin enough to fit today’s ultra-light PCs.
Expand your capabilities while reducing cables with the simplicity of a single Thunderbolt™ 3 port paired with the latest 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor. Now, just one compact port can enable lightning fast data transfer, support two 4K UHD 60 Hz displays,2 and even quick notebook charging. It’s the most advanced, efficient, and versatile single-docking solution available.
Incredible data transfer rates for high-powered external graphics cards, deliver exciting potential for multi-streaming HD and 4K UHD video and also allow you to enjoy the latest games as they were intended. Orchestrate desktop-level performance from a lightweight notebook, experience higher frame rates and improve visual quality with an unprecedented speed of 40Gbps.
Matthew Vaughan demonstrates the power of Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, which connects to any USB device, with 4K video, faster than previous USBs.
Seamus Byrne at CNET News covers how the Thunderbolt™ 3 technology port aligns with the USB 3.1 Type-C port.
CNET editor Dong Ngo explains USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 technology and the significance of these peripheral standards.
Robert Hallock, Global Technical Marketing at AMD talks about AMD XConnect* technology a new feature AMD built into Radeon* software 16.2.2 driver. The AMD XConnect technology adds support for Thunderbolt™ 3 technology external graphics enclosure configured with Radeon R9 300* series or R9 series graphics.
Bernie Thompson, Founder of Plugable Technologies discusses how it is now possible to drive two 4K displays at full 60 Hz performance for video, and gaming with the Plugable Thunderbolt™ 3 technology Dual Display Adapter.
As compared to other PC I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire*. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Must use a Thunderbolt™-enabled device.
Thunderbolt™ 3 provides DisplayPort, which can natively connect to all displays with DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort, and via adapters can connect to all other modern display interfaces, including HDMI, DVI, and VGA.