New Macs with Thunderbolt 3 would be thinner thanks to Intel

Intel has set out to drive large-scale adoption of Thunderbolt 3 for lighter, thinner equipment by adding Thunderbolt 3 to the processor.

What is Thunderbolt 3?

Apple speaks of Thunderbolt 3 as a port that offers unprecedented speed and versatility. It transfers data, uploads devices and outputs video through a single compact connector with twice the bandwidth of the previous generation. And thanks to the integration of the USB-C port, it combines speed and convenience in a truly universal port.

New Macs with Thunderbolt 3 would be thinner thanks to Intel
New Macs with Thunderbolt 3 would be thinner thanks to Intel

With a data transfer up to 40 Gb/s , it supports up to two 4K monitors or one 5K monitor. This is a transfer rate of eight times higher than USB 3.

New Macs with Thunderbolt 3 slimmer thanks to Intel.

What is expected from Intel?

Intel’s goal is to drive the large-scale adoption of Thunderbolt 3 , making the protocol more affordable to other technology companies and accessory manufacturers. They expect the development of Thunderbolt-compatible chips from third parties to increase to achieve a wide range of new devices and user experiences.

Intel’s plans are to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into its future CPUs, but it is not yet known what timeline this company will follow. Thanks to this all-in-one port the space on the Mac or on the PC logic board will be reduced. As a result, will reduce power consumption , as a separate Thunderbolt controller would no longer be required.

Apple’s vice president of hardware engineering said that “Apple and Intel have collaborated on Thunderbolt from the beginning, and as an industry leader in its adoption, we applaud Intel’s efforts to integrate Thunderbolt technology into its CPUs and open it up to the rest of the industry.

Intel ensures that by incorporating Thunderbolt 3 into the processor it can pave the way for thinner and lighter devices . Already today, the new MacBook Pro has a Thunderbolt 3 driver with a size of 10.7mm x 10.7mm.

This will lead to an increase in the energy efficiency of Thunderbolt 3, which would provide a longer battery life.


We return to a time when reducing space on computers has become a vital objective for all companies, with the aim of making their products lighter and thinner.

Every day it’s more common to have to move around with our Mac and we’re convinced that if these goals of Intel and Apple are met, much lighter products will come to market, making it easier for us to transport them.

What do you think about adding Thunderbolt 3 to the processor to reduce thickness and weight on our MacBook?

Leave us your opinions in the comments.

Source: MacRumors

Similar Posts