Intel's New Tiger Lake Processors Support Thunderbolt 4 Which Delivers 4X the Throughput of USB 3 [Video]

Intel's New Tiger Lake Processors Support Thunderbolt 4 Which Delivers 4X the Throughput of USB 3 [Video]

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Intel's has announced that its next generation Tiger Lake mobile processors will have support for Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6.

Executive Vice President Gregory Bryant announced the following details about Tiger Lake today:

Tiger Lake is designed to bring Intel’s bold, people-led vision for mobile computing to life, with groundbreaking advances in every vector and experience that matters. With optimizations spanning the CPU, AI accelerators and discrete-level integrated graphics based on the new Intel Xe graphics architecture, Tiger Lake will deliver double-digit performance gains, massive AI performance improvements, a huge leap in graphics performance and 4x the throughput of USB 3 with the new integrated Thunderbolt 4. Built on Intel’s 10nm+ process, the first Tiger Lake systems are expected to ship this year.

Intel's New Tiger Lake Processors Support Thunderbolt 4 Which Delivers 4X the Throughput of USB 3 [Video]

Unfortunately, this is all Intel had to reveal about Thunderbolt 4. Some sources say that it's simply rebranding to indicate that USB 4 and Thunderbolt 3 have been fully certified by the company. That would leave it at the same current speed of 40Gbps. However, it's still possible that Thunderbolt 4 is 4X faster than USB 3.2 which would put it at 80Gbps.

Here's the latest statement from Intel:

"Thunderbolt 4 continues Intel leadership in providing exceptional performance, ease of use and quality for USB-C connector-based products. It standardizes PC platform requirements and adds the latest Thunderbolt innovations. Thunderbolt 4 is based on open standards and is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 3. We will have more details to share about Thunderbolt 4 at a later date."

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Intel's New Tiger Lake Processors Support Thunderbolt 4 Which Delivers 4X the Throughput of USB 3 [Video]

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