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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Since it's Intel's birth child. I doubt you'll see it implemented on AMD.
Not to mention, Mac's are the only one that have this technology at the moment.
It could either take off, or flop.
You do realize the USB also came from Intel?

In fact, there was a TV commerical with Ajay Bhatt, USB inventor, only last year.
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You do realize the USB also came from Intel?
yup
and so was agp pci and pci-e (pci-e not just made by intel)
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then where is your logic that it will be a flop?

The fact it is only on Mac, for now?

I also wouldn't be surprised if it is on Sandy Bridge -E boards too.
Edited by bratas - 6/7/11 at 11:20am
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what the hell are you smoking?
Ok lets see USB3 4.8Gbps
SATA I 1.5Gbps
SATA II 3.0 Gbps
SATA III 6.0 Gbps

Thunerbolt 10Gbps

Yeah that is going to be a real flop
It's not all about data rates. USB 3.0 has reverse compatibility going for it too, which is much more important for the majority of users who don't know anything about data rates.

Edit: Plus, have we even hit the 6 Gbps with our SSDs? I actually don't know.
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It's not all about data rates. USB 3.0 has reverse compatibility going for it too, which is much more important for the majority of users who don't know anything about data rates.

Edit: Plus, have we even hit the 6 Gbps with our SSDs? I actually don't know.
Your right it's not just about the data rates, the other advantage of USB3 is it's ability to charge things like the iPAD. As for 6Gbps wall, the current SSD's SATA III I do not beleive have hit the wall yet. Now looking at this from a strategic outlook. I think Intel has made the right decision releasing Thunderbolt to Apple first as I am sure Apple's in development products newer iPhone, iPod and iPad will utilize Thunderbolt vs USB. Since Apple was the primary driving force for the current mobile media fad, that alone would help to standardize Thunderbolt for the masses.
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then where is your logic that it will be a flop?

The fact it is only on Mac, for now?

I also wouldn't be surprised if it is on Sandy Bridge -E boards too.

No the fact that it's only for Mac right now AND the fact that there aren't any devices. If they were smart the would have released it to everybody (including AMD) that way companies would quickly start making Thunderbolt devices since there would be tons of people to buy.
    
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actually there are devices, but they only work with Apple. I agree they need to start getting these out to everyone so devices for PC's can start being available. Who knows this may alrdy be happening behind the scenes, only time will tell.
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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:


•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
All I have to say. Link Here for more.
    
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No the fact that it's only for Mac right now AND the fact that there aren't any devices. If they were smart the would have released it to everybody (including AMD) that way companies would quickly start making Thunderbolt devices since there would be tons of people to buy.
Now that is a good point!
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I don't think it'll be a flop in performance. The performance to it is amazing. It's just that if 90% of people who use computers don't have it at launch, there's a possibility it could become a flop.
    
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