The USB 4 generation is fast approaching with capabilities comparable to those of Thunderbolt 3 technology - and this is a good time for Intel Introduce its next step, designed to improve the variety and uniformity under the brand
Fourth generation of Israeli pride - a company Intel Volunteers us a lot of new details about the technologyThunderbolt Its 4, which like its predecessors was developed by a particularly talented team here in Israel and is designed to star in leading models in the era of theUSB 4 The intriguing one that is supposed to officially start before the end of the year.
The heir of the standardThunderbolt 3 will maintain compatibility with the physical USB Type-C interface, to our delight, and will therefore provide backward support for all USB generations as well as products Thunderbolt 3 Of course - when even the maximum bandwidth will remain the same as what we are selling today, 40 gigabits per second theoretically (without overhead reductions the reality commitment for coding and error correction).
What's new inThunderbolt 4 is a more comprehensive set of mandatory requirements, designed to ensure that there will be no retransmission in cases where consumers were disappointed to discover significantly lower speeds than intended or lack of charging capabilities in the system they purchased with their best money: the new standard defines dedicated 2-meter approved connection cables (optical cables) Based on the device can reach up to 50 meters without the need for an active signal amplifier), support for external hubs with four connections Thunderbolt 4 At least, the ability to enter a video signal for a pair of resolution display media 4k Or a single display with resolution 8K And especially the practical data transfer speed of 32 GB per second, without the possibility of using half the amount of arteriesPCI-Express Possible cost savings with half the bandwidth.
All computers that contain Thunderbolt 4 connections will need to offer consumers at least one connector that supports USB-PD charging with a power of up to 100 watts, the ability to perform network communication based on the Thunderbolt interface and support to restore the system to sleep mode from commands that come from the interface. Validation of an additional layer of protection for the system with direct access to dynamic memory (DMA), when it seems that this section is implemented by Intel itself based on its VT-d technology has the potential to prevent processor-based systems AMD Support-Thunderbolt As it has been until today (although officially this is an open and free standard to use for all companies that want it).
Thunderbolt 4's debut is set to take place as part of the generation of mobile Tiger Lake processors, which will contain built-in compatibility with it. We will keep our fingers crossed that it will meet all expectations - and we hope that in the end a way will be found that will allow computer manufacturers to integrate the new generation standard with processing products made by the competitor. AMD In order for our consumers to have more choice with a minimum of compromises.