Thunderbolt™ ports connect computers to data, video, and power on a single cable that delivers a fast and consistent experience for work and play. A versatile I/O solution, Thunderbolt™ technology enables a 40 Gb/s connection for data and video at home, in the office, or on the go.
Delivering connectivity and productivity, Thunderbolt™ technology has the future-ready capabilities needed for the evolving workforce. Docks equipped with Thunderbolt™ ports can intelligently provide more performance and features when connected to a PC’s Thunderbolt™ port as well as basic compatibility when connected to a USB-C computer port.
One port. One cable.
When it comes to Thunderbolt™ technology, that’s all you need to enable lightning-fast file transfers and charging for your devices. One Thunderbolt™ port provides all the speed you need for 4K entertainment, external graphics, or vivid gaming. Connect to your gaming library or transfer large video files to and from your storage devices for faster content creation than ever before.
Coming Soon: Thunderbolt™ 4 Technology
Building on the Thunderbolt™ 3 specification, Thunderbolt™ 4 technology improves minimum performance, expands end-to-end solution capabilities, and adds new universal cables at lengths up to 2m. Beginning in 2020, Intel® processor-based notebooks and desktops may offer integrated support for Thunderbolt™ 4 technology while docks can support up to four Thunderbolt™ 4 ports to make connecting the modern workspace more flexible and simpler than ever.
Unrivaled Simplicity Keeps You Moving
Easily connect to Thunderbolt™, USB, and DisplayPort interfaces with a universal Thunderbolt™ 4 port and a universal Thunderbolt™ 4 cable that enable lightning-fast data transfers, support for two 4K 60 Hz displays1, and quick charging. With an easy to use cable that can be reversed or flipped, there’s no wrong way to connect. Docks featuring up to four Thunderbolt™ 4 ports offer more flexibility to connect your accessories.
Maximum Performance Keeps You Fast
Thunderbolt™ 4 and Thunderbolt™ 3 technology-enabled docks, displays, fast storage, and USB accessories always provide 40Gb/s of bandwidth for connecting your devices. While docked, your PC with Thunderbolt™ technology wakes up quickly with a touch of your keyboard or mouse.
Reliable Connectivity Keeps You Confident
Mandatory certification for all computers, accessories and cables offers a consistent user experience across a wide range of product types and manufacturers. Thunderbolt™ ports and cables are certified across a wide range of products and manufacturers to ensure that each port and cable supports data, video, and power. Thunderbolt™ 4 technology adds new PC and device capabilities to help make your experience more consistent and better than ever.
A Single Port. A Universe of Possibilities: Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
Work and play more efficiently with Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, which is 8x faster than USB 3.0 and provides 4x more video bandwidth than HDMI 1.42. A single Thunderbolt™ 3 cable provides a 40GBs connection to displays, docks, or storage all while charging the system.
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology helps you move beyond desktop clutter, revolutionize your digital workspace and boost office productivity. Thunderbolt™ 3 technology single cable docking helps you connect your laptop to one 5K or two 4K monitors while simultaneously transferring large files and charging the laptop.
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Product and Performance Information
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology 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.
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. For more information go to https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/io/thunderbolt/thunderbolt-technology-developer.html.
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