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Intel announces next generation Thunderbolt, which will have transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps

MacBook Air and Thunderbolt Display connected to an HDD via ThunderboltIntel announced today at the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) the next generation of Thunderbolt technology, which equips most current Macs, the Mac Pro, for example, does not yet have Thunderbolt ports.

Today, Thunderbolt's maximum transfer speed is 10Gbps, but Intel promises to double that performance with the arrival of the new generation, jumping to 20Gbps regardless of the direction (from the computer accessory and vice versa), in addition to adding video support. in 4K.

The new interface will be backward compatible (work with cables and accessories that are already available on the market) and start to be produced in 2014. Currently, more than 200 companies have licenses to manufacture Thunderbolt accessories and cables.

(via Engadget)

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