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Intel Announces Next Version of Thunderbolt With 20Gbps Throughput Coming in 2014

Engadget reports that Intel has announced the next generation of Thunderbolt, promising throughput of 20 Gbps in each direction -- twice as fast as the current protocol, allowing simultaneous 4K video file transfer and display

The new generation of Thunderbolt, code-named 'Falcon Ridge', will be backwards compatible with current-generation cables and connectors. Intel expects production to ramp up in 2014.
An on-stage demo with fresh-off-the-press silicon showed the new Thunderbolt running 1,200 [MB/sec], which is certainly a step up from what's currently on the market.
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A minor update to Thunderbolt, called 'Redwood Ridge', will be included in some of Intel's upcoming 'Haswell' Core processors.

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17 months ago
So we will get faster speeds with no real devices or reasonable pricing products to use it with. Hooray.
Rating: 37 Votes
17 months ago
Twice the speed and still hardly any products to use it...
Rating: 23 Votes
17 months ago
This just in, Mac Pros delayed until 2014.
Rating: 21 Votes
17 months ago
Or, "Why the Mac Pro won't be updated until 2014".
Rating: 14 Votes
17 months ago
So this means Apple can wait until next year to introduce the new MacPro. Of course, USB4 will be announced it 2015, so might want to wait for that. And Intel will have a whole new processor line in 2016, so we best not get ahead of ourselves.
Rating: 14 Votes
17 months ago
Yay, twice the speed at twice the price! :p
Rating: 13 Votes
17 months ago
you guys got it all wrong

the new generation mac pro debuts in December, then a refresh happens in January.
Rating: 9 Votes
17 months ago
So, what I haven't even bough is already discontinued?
Rating: 9 Votes
17 months ago

Does anybody have any idea of when this might show up in the MacBook Pro line?


Or, "Why the Mac Pro won't be updated until 2014".


Hopefully we'll see this in the 2014 MacBook line! That is fasssst!


So, what I haven't even bough is already discontinued?


This just in, Mac Pros delayed until 2014.


Not sure if I don't understand what they mean by "will be backwards compatible with current-generation cables and connectors.", or nobody else does

EDIT: Read it again, I didn't understand. This requires new hardware. I'm an idiot.. :o
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago

how are you going to connect non-TB accessories?


Adapters at 29.99 each. :D
Rating: 6 Votes

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