Get More Done with Thunderbolt™ 3 - Multitasking, Gaming and Content Creation

Posted on July 2nd, 2018

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. 
Thunderbolt 3 was recently introduced on a number of 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor systems, helping expand offerings from consumer gaming, pro-enthusiast to heavy-lift commercial workstations, many also featuring Intel® Optane™ memory to enhance responsiveness and power to meet users’ toughest demands. 
Thunderbolt™ 3 Enabled New 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor Systems

ASUS   ROG Zephyrus

Dell XPS 15
Dell Alienware 15
Dell Alienware 17
Dell Dell G7 15
HP Elitebook 1050 G1

HP HP ZBook 17 G5  
MSI GT83 Titan 8RG
MSI GT75 Titan 8RG
MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF

Recent product introductions were not limited to PCs, the Thunderbolt 3 community also introduced more than 20 new Thunderbolt 3 peripheral products at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB’18) trade show, including new portable Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD storage products, as well as docks, external PCIe enclosures and I/O connectivity devices.  For more information, see new product links below and NAB’18 video highlights - Accelerate Your Creativity.


  • Io IP: Professional Video and Audio I/O over IP for Thunderbolt™ 3


    • Thunder3 Dock Pro: Thunderbolt 3 10GbE docking station
    • Thunder3 OTTO: 2.5”/3.5” drive enclosure
    • Node Duo: dual-slot PCIe box with a DisplayPort and two Thunderbolt 3 ports


    • ThunderLink®: Thunderbolt 3 adapters for Fibre Channel, Ethernet, and SAS/SATA


Blackmagic Design




    • mSPEED®: 8-or 12-bay desktop RAID




    • eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650: Thunderbolt 3 to PCI Express eGPU expansion chassis for professional graphics and gaming applications


Supporting consumer to entry-level small business to the most demanding data intensive environments, the Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem continues to drive broad product selection around the connection with the highest I/O bandwidth, to deliver the performance and capability headroom needed to keep pace with all PC users’ evolving needs.

Thunderbolt 3 at NAB

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