Complementary Performance Gains – 8th Gen Intel® Core Mobile Platforms and Thunderbolt™ 3

Posted on October 4th, 2017

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.

Delivering the most advanced, efficient, and versatile I/O solution available, Thunderbolt 3 helps content creators, gamers and corporate users get the most out of the latest thin and light notebooks and 2 in 1s. Designed to take advantage of the latest high definition displays, multi-Gb/s Ethernet and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) storage, the 8th Gen U-series delivers a performance increase of up to 40% gen-over-gen, and up to 2X compared to 5-year-old computers in productivity applications.

We are especially pleased with news of the new 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 platforms introduced at IFA becoming the latest additions to the Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem.

I am excited to see the synergy between 8th Gen Intel Core mobile platforms and the convenience and simplicity of Thunderbolt 3. With support for Thunderbolt devices, every display and billions of USB devices – Thunderbolt 3 is the one connection that does it all.


Jason Ziller

General Manager, Client Connectivity Division

Intel Corporation

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