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Intel Aims for Faster Thunderbolt With PCI-Express 3.0 (Actual Source)

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Things are different on Planet Intel. Over there, Thunderbolt drives and peripherals are as cheap and abundant as artificial intelligences in a Culture novel, so the population's attention has already turned to what comes next. Some are prepared to wait for a promised 50Gbps optical interconnect by 2015, but an impatient few are trying to make Thunderbolt exploit the new PCI-Express 3.0 standard for more immediate thrills. PCWorld claims the latest form of PCI-Express found in Sandy Bridge E, Ivy Bridge and Xeon E5 chipsets could make 10Gbps Thunderbolt run "significantly faster", thanks to a 60 percent speed boost over PCIe 2.0. Maybe they're right, but back on this planet we're still 33 percent of the way through transferring The Best of Leo Sayer to our USB 2.0-equipped Xperia S.

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Cannot wait to see this running on everything full force, woot!
Edited by _GTech - 3/9/12 at 1:13pm
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I plan on buying an Ultrabook in the Q2-Q4 time frame... and I expect it to have Thunderbolt wink.gif
    
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I'm really excited, hope to see some PCIe 3.0 Thunderbolt Cards out SOON! biggrin.gif
Edited by _GTech - 3/9/12 at 1:13pm
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yeah bringing thunderbolt to more devices is good. Having multiple rigs with iGPUs and then just one enclosure with a discrete card I can bring around to whichever I am gaming on is appealing. Ultrabook with a non-mobile HD7970? Yes Please!
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Originally Posted by dizzy4 View Post

yeah bringing thunderbolt to more devices is good. Having multiple rigs with iGPUs and then just one enclosure with a discrete card I can bring around to whichever I am gaming on is appealing. Ultrabook with a non-mobile HD7970? Yes Please!

This.

With 4x 3.0 being the same as 8x 2.0, high end cards for laptops are now a possibility! smile.gif
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If they do this, it BETTER at least have DisplayPort 1.2.
 
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