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Looks like a new motherboard revision or add-on.

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om the company with the fastest processors comes the fastest way to get information in and out of your PC and peripheral devices.‡ At 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt™ technology gives you great responsiveness with high-speed data and display transfers in each direction—at the same time.‡ With a single cable, connecting a PC to multiple devices is simple, making it easy to get and see what you want, when you want it. Thunderbolt technology gives you incredible flexibility; high performance expansion is just a cable away for new and novel uses, now and in the future.

With the 10 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt products you can

Transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds‡
Backup 1 year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes‡

With the 10 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt products you can

Transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds‡
Backup 1 year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes‡

What is Thunderbolt technology and how does it work

Developed by Intel (under the code name Light Peak), and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple. Thunderbolt technology is a new, high-speed, dual-protocol I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity, and flexibility. This high-speed data transfer technology features the following:
Thunderbolt cables

Dual-channel 10 Gbps per port
Bi-directional
Dual-protocol (PCI Express* and DisplayPort*)
Compatible with existing DisplayPort devices
Daisy-chained devices
Electrical or optical cables
Low latency with highly accurate time synchronization
Uses native protocol software drivers
Power over cable for bus-powered devices
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Yes it is. But are there any hardware out that utilizes this yet? I know that Apple has equipped their computers with the ports as a future proofing effect.
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Nothing yet it seems. Probably have to re-do the motherboards. Whole 'nother thing.
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This was announced wayyyyy back in February, and this source takes their info from the same page as this, so it's being closed as a repost.

http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-an...olt/11333.html

And yes, there was a thread made at the time for it.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...underbolt.html
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