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[semiaccurate] AMD finally puts Dock Port on a device

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AMD’s Lightning Bolt technology is finally out in a product and it could be a very good thing for end users. Unless Intel quashes it like the last few attempts, this one should be a no-brainer on your next laptop.

http://semiaccurate.com/2013/05/24/amd-finally-puts-dock-port-on-a-device/

Dock Port formerly known as Lightning Bolt is way cheaper than Thunder Bolt and its available with all latest AMD APU's(!?!)... biggrin.gif
post #2 of 21
Remember XGP?

Yea, me neither.
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Remember XGP?

Yea, me neither.
Hhmmm... That died quickly...
post #4 of 21
at least the name is better than thunderbolt or lightning bolt. what the hells a thunderbolt port do...electrocute you biggrin.gif
post #5 of 21

Interesting.

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It's signature AMD - a practical, open technology that's cheap as hell. Hope the OEMs bite.
     
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They will bite, they should now push away Intel's products.

Multithreading is the future, do more tasks and have more power with less power consumption. PlayStation 4 APU's CPU consumes 40-45 watts at full load if clocked at 2Ghz and will have performance of FX 4350 or better, since it has HSA/hUMA then game levels(polygons) and AI's will surely be rendered in GPU.
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I don't really trust Semi Accurate but in this case I'd have to agree. TB as a technology has failed miserably. Nobody has really adopted it.
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I don't really trust Semi Accurate but in this case I'd have to agree. TB as a technology has failed miserably. Nobody has really adopted it.

And I have never seen (physically) a TB device.

As someone that deals with IT equipment daily, it's a pretty miserable thing to say.
   
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And I have never seen (physically) a TB device.

As someone that deals with IT equipment daily, it's a pretty miserable thing to say.

I only see TB stuff used with Apple stuff (as they're the only ones who can successfully push such expensive proprietary cables).


Seeing how hard Intel pushed TB, I don't think this will take off.
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