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Although Thunderbolt interconnection technology is not an industry standard that is broadly adopted by all players on the market, it is an interconnection of choice for many creative professionals who work with large amounts of data. Thus, it is not surprising that Thunderbolt is evolving and becomes faster over time. Based on unofficial information, Intel Corp. will introduce third iteration of Thunderbolt with 40Gb/s bandwidth in late-2015 or early-2016.
Intel is reportedly working on the code-named Alpine Ridge controller for Thunderbolt bus that will increase maximum bandwidth to whopping 40Gb/s per single cable. The Thunderbolt 3.0 will rely on PCI Express 3.0 technology and will be able to charge devices and support two ultra-high-definition displays (4K, 3840*2160 and similar resolutions) by one cable, according to a slide published by Chinese version of VR-Zone web-site. In addition, the Thunderbolt 3.0 will support not only TB and DisplayPort 1.2 modes, but also USB 3.0 and HDMI modes (e.g., it will be possible to connect large TVs using Thunderbolt 3 and integrate USB hubs into TB-connected devices).
Since the next-generation Thunderbolt will bring so lot of innovations, it will use a different connector, so owners of current-gen TB-based devices will have to buy adapters to use them with new personal computers. The new Thunderbolt connector will be just 3mm tall and will thus be more suitable for modern laptops.

Imagine having a monitor that can house a GPU that can be connected to your ultrabook through Thunderbolt 3.0 drool.gif
     
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Imagine having a monitor that can house a GPU that can be connected to your ultrabook through Thunderbolt 3.0 drool.gif

That kinder cool but would still require a long wire that requires to be at home. To me the whole point of a laptop is being portable. But this is still amazing for other stuff.
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I want to know what’s inside that thunderbolt controller.
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I want to know what’s inside that thunderbolt controller.


Ponies and Rainbows.

It's, probably, not going to look a whole lot different than the current controllers.
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That's pretty impressive. Now all they need to do is reduce the actual cost to implement these cables so that more companies start making use of the tech.
    
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I've always loved the idea of thunderbolt and the fact that its getting better makes me super happy. What pisses me off however, is that the main thing I see myself (and most of the other people I've talked to who want this tech) using it for doesn't exist, or if you can configure it to physically work, there's so much software hitches that it becomes useless.

I'm talking of course about using external GPUs. I will always have my main PC rig, but I do love the idea of having your laptop thats totally light and thin and easy to carry around and work on the go, and when you come home, you can easily connect it to a gpu and play demanding games on it.

If that happens, I see myself buying an ultrabook.
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Perhaps they should start bringing it to market first. They are not up there with USB at all they are the new Firewire they really are.
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Awesome. cool.gif


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Scott is that you?

Yep. Sure is. wink.gif

Sup, N8!

Btw. There is NO sense of scale with dem FTW21's in your avatar. tongue.gif
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