Thunderbolt™ 3 technology brings speed and versatility to USB-C, offering a fast and simple level of connection for work or home. Increase productivity by connecting multiple displays or devices through a single, compact port, or enjoy high performance graphics on the latest thin and light laptops. Paired with the latest Intel® Core™ processor family Thunderbolt™ 3 technology optimizes PC performance.
The Latest in Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology is 8x faster than USB 3.0 and provides 4x more video bandwidth than HDMI 1.41 helping you work and play more efficiently. It also enables a simple, single cable connection to displays, docks, and storage, while charging the system.
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All-in-One (AIO) Simplicity
For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt™ devices, to every display and billions of USB devices. Now, just one compact port can enable lightning-fast data transfer, support two 4K UHD 60 Hz displays2, and even provide quick laptop charging. Expand your capabilities while reducing cables with the simplicity of a single Thunderbolt™ 3 port paired with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor.
The Speed You Need
Incredible data transfer rates deliver exciting potential for multi-streaming HD and 4K UHD video to multiple monitors, or transfer 4K UHD movies and hours of 4K UHD GoPro* footage with ease. With an unprecedented speed of 40Gbps, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology provides the bandwidth to do it all.
Travel Light and Game Heavy
With Thunderbolt™ 3 technology-based External Graphics (eGFX), gamers, and heavy graphics users who are on-the-go now have easy-to-use choices to have an ultimate graphics experience. You can enjoy the high-performance graphics you love on the latest thin and light laptop.
Versatile Enterprise Workloads
Accelerating business productivity, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology is the most advanced, efficient, and versatile I/O solution available with up to 40Gb/s for data and video.3 Supporting content creators and graphics rich applications, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology moves massive files, images, and video at speeds 8X faster than USB 3.01 and supports 4X more video bandwidth than HDMI 1.4.2
Delivering convenience and simplicity, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology supports Thunderbolt™ devices, every display, and billions of USB devices - one connection that does it all. Thunderbolt™ 3 technology USB-C cables are reversible (it does not matter which end you connect to your PC) and can be connected facing up-or-down, making connecting easy.
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology provides a simple standardized connection with the highest I/O bandwidth that delivers the performance and capability headroom needed to keep pace with the evolving workforce. A single connection to a Thunderbolt™ 3 technology docking station enables you to utilize the latest high definition displays, multi-Gb/s Ethernet, Non-Volatile Memory Express* (NVMe*) storage and provides compatibility with legacy devices.4
Thunderbolt Docking Solution Brief
Facing a complex environment of docking solutions, some of which do not meet the needs of our new workplace transformation requirements, Intel IT conducted multiple rounds of Thunderbolt™ 3 technology testing. The results of these tests indicate that Thunderbolt™ 3 technology benefits Intel employees as well as Intel IT. With a focus on employee’s requirements for universality, ease-of-use, and future-readiness, and based on our positive testing results, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology docks are now being deployed at Intel as our plan-of-record docking solution.
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.
While at NAB 2017, Jason Ziller discusses the broad adoption and practical uses of Thunderbolt™ 3 technology.
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology helps you upgrade your digital workspace, see more with dual 4K monitors, and add super-fast plug-and-play Thunderbolt™ 3 technology storage. Accelerate content creation workflow and team productivity with the ability to move massive files, images, and video at speeds 8X faster than USB 3.0.
With Thunderbolt™ 3 technology External Graphics (eGFX), gamers, and heavy graphics users who are mobile, now have more, easy-to-use choices to get the graphics experiences they want. Thunderbolt™ 3 technology eGFX delivers enhanced game play on thin and light laptops and expands your experience with triple monitors, so you can travel light and game heavy.
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology is creating new expectations for what’s possible. Now, one compact port provides Thunderbolt™ 3 technology data transfer, support for two 4K 60 Hz displays, and quick notebook charging with a single cable.
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology uses USB-C connectors and is a single-cable solution, but can deliver the fastest and most versatile connection to any dock, device, or display, including billions of USB devices.
Product and Performance Information
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.
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.
Tests document performance of components on a particular test, in specific systems. Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance. Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance as you consider your purchase. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.
Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at https://www.intel.com.