Intel announces Thunderbolt 2, which will leave USB 3.0 in its infancy

Intel has announced the new generation of the Thunderbolt port, which will allow transfer at a speed of 20 Gbps, much higher than what is currently offered by the USB 3.0 port. With this great speed the transfer of multimedia files of great resolution in real time will be possible, that is to say, we will be able to connect to a 4K screen and see our videos without delays.

Intel has introduced the new generation of Thunderbolt, which will allow to transmit twice as much as the current Thunderbolt, reaching 20 Gbps . This high transmission speed is mainly intended for the transmission of high-resolution multimedia files, as is the case with 4K screens.

Intel announces Thunderbolt 2, which will leave USB 3.0 in its infancy
Intel announces Thunderbolt 2, which will leave USB 3.0 in its infancy

Since the renewal of MacBook Pro at the beginning of 2011, Apple has incorporated the Thunderbolt port in its laptops. This port had two 10Gbps channels in both directions and offered a higher transfer speed than the famous USB port.

A few months ago, the USB ports received a free firmware update to improve their speed and outperform the Thunderbolt port. At that time we wondered if it would be the death of the Thunderbolt port , but now, with this new generation of the port, Intel has answered us with an emphatic no.

Thunderbolt 2 will offer two channels in both directions with 20 Gbps transfer, which will allow 4K video to be transferred in real time and without delays . It will also be an ideal port for data transfer to external storage peripherals due to its high speed.

One of the most outstanding aspects of the adoption of this technology is the backward compatibility with the first version of the port. That is, will offer full compatibility with first generation Thunderbolt cables and connectors , resulting in significant hardware savings when upgrading to this latest generation.

We will be watching for the adoption of the new Thunderbolt 2 port in the next Apple computers and accessories that make use of this port. We will also see if it definitely triumphs over USB 3.0 and if the manufacturers incorporate it mostly in their motherboards.

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