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post #31 of 56
the 800 mb/s has been known since at least September, when intel did a demo and showed the speed on copper.
post #32 of 56
Holy crap, that is impressive.

Every new technology has to start somewhere, and since this is can become such a universal report, the potential is HUGE if it manages to catch on. Future Light Peak / Thunderbolt will run as fast as 100 Gb/s. Let's compare that to 1 Gb/s for USB 3.0, and 0.4 Gb/s for USB 2.0. Right off the bat it's 10 times faster than USB 3.0, with the potential to be 100x faster.

I agree, most consumers will not need this right away, but over time as more devices are made compatible with Light Peak, prices will drop, etc. USB wasn't always around, it too had to start somewhere.

I can definitely see myself using this in the future, this would be such a HUGE time saver.

In the video, he said the total traffic of the 4 videos running back and forth is up to 13 Gb/s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk69p...ailpage#t=151s

AND all devices are using the SAME port, I'm excited 'cuz I do a lot of video editing, and this would be beyond beneficial in so many ways, sign me UP.

...

USB 3.0 vs USB 2.0 speeds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GTOR...tailpage#t=72s
Edited by 2010rig - 3/2/11 at 1:16am
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Wow, looks like good technology with a lot of potential.

I can't see >99% of consumers needing it (including everyone with a Macbook Pro) for a long time, but it has to start somewhere if it's going to get developed and adopted by more hardware areas.

The whole 'one cable to rule them all' thing is pretty good, would at least make cable management behind my desk a lot easier haha
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What alot of people don't seem to realize, is that this really has no use right now tbh. They are making it seem alot faster than it is by calling it a 10 gigaBIT per second interface. Gigabit and gigabyte are alooooot different from each other. 10 gbit/s = 1.25 gb/s. USB 3.0 is 5 gbit/s = 625 mb/s. I mean seriously, how many people have a reason to stream 4 1080P video files from a raid array, into a laptop, into another monitor. This is extremely unrealistic. When Thunderbolt reaches its projected 100gbit/s max speed then it'll be revolutionary. Right now its just a waste of money.
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Uhggg! Give AMD this! Plus, why mac!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? They also need to give us fiber optic or gold. They suck right now because its all about the money to them right now.
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I wonder if this would make an external gpu really feasible...
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Quote:
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Uhggg! Give AMD this! Plus, why mac!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? They also need to give us fiber optic or gold. They suck right now because its all about the money to them right now.
Thunderbolt was originally called Lightpeak for a reason. It is designed to use fiber optic. However, it's cheaper to use copper and can still reach the initial release target of 1.25gb/s quite easy.
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Yeah, um...you call your processors cheap intel?!?!?!?! I swear they have enough money. Just ask belkin for some support if you're really that greedy and want all that money to keep.
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What alot of people don't seem to realize, is that this really has no use right now tbh. They are making it seem alot faster than it is by calling it a 10 gigaBIT per second interface. Gigabit and gigabyte are alooooot different from each other. 10 gbit/s = 1.25 gb/s. USB 3.0 is 5 gbit/s = 625 mb/s. I mean seriously, how many people have a reason to stream 4 1080P video files from a raid array, into a laptop, into another monitor. This is extremely unrealistic. When Thunderbolt reaches its projected 100gbit/s max speed then it'll be revolutionary. Right now its just a waste of money.
Id love to run just one cable to my monitors AND then connect to the network, all through one cable.
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Well it kinda seems interesting. However, considering the displays consume quite significant amounts of bandwith it seems to be a bit ... tight ... for running multiple monitors. As was pointed out above, displayport is ~25 gb/s and is non-propieraty.

Why not just use all that displayport bandwidth for everything instead of fielding another usb 3.0 with fancy name.
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