Thunderbolt™ 3: The USB-C That Does It All

Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers a single cable, multi-purpose I/O solution at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering today’s fastest,1 most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. With Thunderbolt 3, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other solution, while also supplying power. It’s unrivaled for new uses, such as single-cable docks with charging, docking displays, super-fast storage, external graphics, and 10 GbE networking. Simply put, Thunderbolt 3 delivers the best USB-C.

Thunderbolt Overview

Fundamentally, Thunderbolt is a tunneling architecture designed to combine underlying protocols onto a single interface so that the total speed and performance of the link can be shared between the usages of these protocols allowing Thunderbolt 3 to deliver data, display, and power all over a single cable. Thunderbolt 3 provides more protocols, more speed, more pixels, and more power.


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