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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post


What I mean by larger chipsets is chipsets being able to handle more bandwidth. Scale them appropriately since there would be more room on the motherboard.

And the whole point of Thunderbolt IS indeed to use a single connection, as the tech can automatically detect what you're using it for and how to address the data appropriately, so it will automagically handle and HDD, ethernet connection, or whatever else you plug into it without having to worry about monkeying with any software or other hardware.

And, since it can handle existing connections, I think this is a win-win for everyone...well, everyone except cable manufacturers
Let's just hope it materializes in the right way.
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post #22 of 36
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#1

useless

Hard to say that when Intel is behind this... if for no other reason the technology is viable and is not going to die anytime soon because of Intel. In theory it has the potential to render a lot of current connectors obselete although that is not going to be anytime soon.
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post #23 of 36
I have to say 1 and 2.

Gimmicky because USB can already do what Thunderbolt can (e.g. USB Monitors).

and Evolutionary because of the speed increase, although I believe that USB could have gone 10Gbs, but they wanted it to be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and had limited room on where to put the additional lines.
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post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by HrlmWrld View Post
Hard to say that when Intel is behind this... if for no other reason the technology is viable and is not going to die anytime soon because of Intel. In theory it has the potential to render a lot of current connectors obselete although that is not going to be anytime soon.
Intel was behind RAMBUS RAM too.
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post #25 of 36
#2 for sure
#1 for consumers, not enthusiasts like the community of ocn.
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post #26 of 36
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Right, from which/to which storage device would that be?

Considering the timing of this, very strongly #1.

Edit: Also, stupid icon that a lot of people will interpret as electricity.
Or you know, they could think it looks like a thunderbolt
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Or you know, they could think it looks like a thunderbolt
Or not as most standard signage will use a thunderbolt like that for electricity
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post #28 of 36
#1

Most average consumers don't even own a USB 3.0 device yet, let alone know what USB 3.0 exists. If the all mighty USB revision has had trouble saturating the market then how does this?

Also, if this is ready for the new Macbook refresh, why is there no news (beyond the rumor mill) about Light Peak tech in any of the Intel 6-series chipsets?
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post #29 of 36
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Right, from which/to which storage device would that be?

Considering the timing of this, very strongly #1.

Edit: Also, stupid icon that a lot of people will interpret as electricity.
i noticed that as well
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post #30 of 36
This is dead-man walking left for just niche users like Firewire..

Give it 3-5 year and all your peripherals will be wirelessly connected to your PC -monitors, ext. HD, networking, etc..

If they already figured out how to get 3D HD wireless signal (link)to a TV - that will be the truly trans-formative technology for mainstream PC users.

Cables, no matter how fast - can't compete with no wires.
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