Thunderbolt Technology Blog

2022-10-03 08:38

Written by Jason Ziller and published on LinkedIN September 30th, 2022.

I recently reposted a video, Intel shows off Thunderbolt 80 Gbps, that was taken during the #IntelTechTour, from Dr. Ian Cutress, which got me thinking about my journey with Thunderbolt. In 2010, Thunderbolt combined high-speed data and video onto a single connector with a total bandwidth of 10Gb/s and we thought that was blazing fast. We heard from some customers that 10Gb/s was not necessary and who would use it? With video and data increasing and everyone becoming a creator, we now know that was not fast enough. A dozen years later, and we are now at 40Gb/s.

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2018-07-02 23:00

By Jason Ziller, General Manager – Client Connectivity Division, Intel

Designed to deliver outstanding performance, Thunderbolt™ 3 continues to expand adoption, as seen in the diverse variety of exciting new mobile PCs introduced in 2Q’18.  Providing the most advanced, efficient and versatile I/O solution available with up to 40Gb/s for data and video,1 Thunderbolt 3 helps PC users gain the most from their system and get more done with faster multitasking, gaming and amazing rich-media content creation. 

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2018-01-22 12:00

By Jason Ziller, General Manager – Client Connectivity Division, Intel

CES 2018 was a great showcase for many exciting new Thunderbolt™ 3 based products.  During the event there were more than 15 new PCs and more than 30 new peripherals launched.  There were new Notebook and Desktop PC designs announced and a variety of peripheral types including Displays, Storage, Docks, External Graphics, and more which clearly showcased the significant growth of the Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem.

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2018-01-04 00:00

By Jason Ziller, General Manager – Client Connectivity Division, Intel

Today we are announcing the Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 controller JHL7x40 series, code named Titan Ridge. Comprised of three controllers, the JHL7x40 series is a compatible extension of the current line of Intel JHL6x40 Thunderbolt 3 controllers, code named Alpine Ridge. The JHL7540 and 7340 controllers provide computer makers the same Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s performance and feature set as Alpine Ridge, and also adds DisplayPort 1.4 capability for increased video performance.

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2017-11-21 15:43

Ravi Gananathan, Thunderbolt™ 3 eGFX Marketing

Are you ready to experience power-house gaming and media creation on a new thin-and-light laptop paired with a Thunderbolt™ 3 external graphics (eGFX) device? If so, here are a few tips to inform your purchase of a new PC and eGFX device.

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2017-11-17 12:31

Ravi Gananathan, Thunderbolt™ 3 eGFX Marketing

Thunderbolt™ 3 brings to notebook PCs the ability to dramatically expand functionality with a simple plug-and-play connection to a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics (eGFX) or a PCIe expansion device.

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2017-10-27 10:35

Ravi Gananathan, Thunderbolt™ 3 eGFX Marketing

With external graphics (eGFX) announcements from Apple*, HP* and Nvidia*, the Thunderbolt™ 3 external graphics ecosystem is rapidly evolving to offer consumers the opportunity to enjoy high performance graphics with thin and light laptops for gaming as well as professional/commercial applications.  These announcements evidence expanded capabilities and support around Thunderbolt 3 eGFX solutions and trigger new business opportunities for ecosystem companies as well as a broadened array of product options for consumer and enterprise users.

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2017-10-04 23:00

There is no question, Thunderbolt™ 3 complements the amazing performance gains highlighted in the recent introduction of 8th Gen Intel® Core i5 and i7 mobile platforms.

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2017-09-29 08:04

A New Choice for Heavy Graphics Users

With Thunderbolt 3 External Graphics (eGFX) gamers and heavy graphics users who are mobile, now have more options to get the graphics experiences they want.

Enjoy plug-and-play high-performance graphics on the latest thin-and-light laptops, allowing you to work and play hard with one machine, all enabled by Thunderbolt 3.

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2017-07-28 14:02

Making summer 2017 even more enjoyable, the Thunderbolt™ 3 ecosystem continues to grow significantly with many new Hosts and Devices being announced. Thunderbolt 3 also received good press coverage in the first half of the year, including our plans to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into future Intel CPUs and to provide the protocol specification to the industry. Additionally Microsoft announced enhanced support for Thunderbolt 3 device plug-and-play and Apple announced future support for external graphics.

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Top Blogs

Thunderbolt™ 3 – The USB-C That Does It All: Intel® unveiled Thunderbolt™ 3, the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or peripheral device – including billions of USB devices. [June 2nd, 2015]

The Difference between USB-C and Thunderbolt 3: Thunderbolt 3 defines a superset of capabilities that runs on USB-C connectors and cables. [September 27th, 2016]

New Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 controllers offer DisplayPort 1.4, and basic peripheral compatibility with USB-C computer ports: Announcing the Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 controller JHL7x40 series, code named Titan Ridge. [January 4th, 2018]

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