How the new Thunderbolt 3 spec will effect video editors
z4 Intel just announced their new Thunderbolt 3 spec. It's going to be twice as fast as Thunderbolt 2 and uses the new USB-C connector. This is pretty exciting news for video editors. We're going to need as much bandwidth as possible for our 4K futures. I've pulled together links here to some of the best articles I could find about Thunderbolt 3. I've also put calls into G-Tech and all my other storage vendors to get theri views and road maps.
Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 – The USB-C That Does It All Users have long wanted desktop-level performance from a mobile computer. Thunderbolt was developed to simultaneously support the fastest data and most video bandwidth available on a single cable, while also supplying power. Then recently the USB group introduced the USB-C connector, which is small, reversible, fast, supplies power, and allows other I/O in addition to USB to run on it, maximizing its potential. So in the biggest advancement since its inception, Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at 40Gbps, fulfilling its promise, creating one compact port that does it all. Computer ports with Thunderbolt 3 provide 40Gbps Thunderbolt – double the speed of the previous generation, USB 3.1 10Gbps, and DisplayPort 1.2. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. In Thunderbolt mode, a single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while supplying power. It’s unrivaled for new uses, such as 4K video, single-cable docks with charging, external graphics, and built-in 10 GbE networking. Simply put, Thunderbolt 3 delivers the best USB-C. read more..
Red Shark by Andy Stout Intel announces Thunderbolt 3 and changes everything One port to rule them all. Intel chose Computex 2015 to unveil Thunderbolt 3 and an extremely significant change of connector from Mini DisplayPort to USB Type-C. “If you’re a business professional, content creator, gamer, or just want to simplify your 4K workspace, your world is about to get faster and simpler,” wrote Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing in a blog post. It’s almost the definition of a no-brainer. Computer ports with Thunderbolt 3 will provide 40Gbps Thunderbolt – double the speed of the previous generation while still bi-directional and full duplex — USB 3.1 at 10Gbps, and DisplayPort 1.2, which means that one computer port will be able to connect to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. This is, in a genuine use of one of the industry marketing department’s most currently abused phrases, a game-changer. read more...
fcp.co Why your new Thunderbolt 3 peripherals will be connected with a USB-C cable Today Intel announced that Thunderbolt 3 is (in their words) "The fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or peripheral device – including billions of USB devices." “Thunderbolt™ 3 is computer port nirvana – delivering two 4K displays, fast data, and quick notebook charging”, said Navin Shenoy, vice president in Client Computing Group and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms at Intel Corporation. “It fulfils the promise of USB-C for single-cable docking and so much more. OEMs and device developers are going to love it.” read more...
Macworld by Jason Snell Thunderbolt's future on the Mac could be saved by the USB-C port Just when you thought Thunderbolt was dead, it comes back to life like a horror-movie monster. On Tuesday Intel announced Thunderbolt 3, offering more bandwidth, trademark Thunderbolt versatility, and a page from the old Thunderbolt playbook–plug compatibility with an existing connector. The result: On Monday, I was dubious about Thunderbolt’s future as an offered port on all but Apple’s highest-end Macs. Today, I’m guardedly optimistic that Thunderbolt 3 will be the main (if not only) connector on the Mac line in the near future. read more...
Digital Trends by Matt Smith Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C might be a match made in heaven It seems that Thunderbolt and USB might not be enemies after all. Intel announced at its Computex keynote that the two standards are joining forces with Thunderbolt 3, which will offer its incredibly data transfer rates alongside compatibility with the new USB Type-C / USB 3.1 standard. With the addition of USB support in Thunderbolt 3, Intel is highlighting its cross-standard compatibility. This latest iteration of Thunderbolt supports USB, DisplayPort, and PCI Express, all in one wire. read more...
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