Intel has detailed some of the biggest features coming to the next generation of its port protocol, known as Thunderbolt 4, which will be launching in Intel’s next generation of processors. These Tiger Lake mobile processors are slated to debut later this year on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.
Similar to Thunderbolt 3, the next-generation
For multitaskers who use a laptop docked to two monitors at a desk, the multi-monitor support is arguably one of the biggest upgrades this year.
With hardware-based security and the ability to leverage Intel’s Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O, the
All computers supporting
Like Thunderbolt 3 before it, the new
These cables will be available in various lengths, from 0.2m to 2.0m, and Intel promises cables from 5m to 50m will be available in the future.
Intel claims that the new Thunderbolt 4 cables will be able to replace various standards of the USB-C cable, a USB3 Display Port cable, a USB4 20Gbps cable, and a USB4 40Gbps cable, making it a versatile connector for high data transfer speeds. To ensure that things work the way they should, Thunderbolt-branded accessories will have to be part of a mandatory certification program.
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