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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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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.
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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.
A minor update to Thunderbolt, called 'Redwood Ridge', will be included in some of Intel's upcoming 'Haswell' Core processors.


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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:47 PM   #2
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Here we go again
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:47 PM   #3
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Does anybody have any idea of when this might show up in the MacBook Pro line?
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:48 PM   #4
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Yay, twice the speed at twice the price!
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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Hopefully we'll see this in the 2014 MacBook line! That is fasssst!
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:48 PM   #6
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So we will get faster speeds with no real devices or reasonable pricing products to use it with. Hooray.
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So, what I haven't even bough is already discontinued?
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:50 PM   #8
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Or, "Why the Mac Pro won't be updated until 2014".
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This just in, Mac Pros delayed until 2014.
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Twice the speed and still hardly any products to use it...
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So, what I haven't even bough is already discontinued?
Is to 2014 where you live or something?
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:51 PM   #12
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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.
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I am sure we all wanted a Thunderbolt controller integrated on our CPU. Time for some thinner MacBook Airs.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:53 PM   #14
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1,200 Mbps, faster than current? Nopes.. 1,200MBps, that would only actually be on par with the 10Gbps promised by the current one. Didn't anandtech push the current TB pretty close to 10Gbps?
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I haven't touched my Thunderbolt port once yet. Honestly, what is it there for, other than a monitor?
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I can only think of one person that's going to be really excited about this: Alex Lindsay on the TWiT Network.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:55 PM   #17
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you guys got it all wrong

the new generation mac pro debuts in December, then a refresh happens in January.
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Or, "Why the Mac Pro won't be updated until 2014".
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I haven't touched my Thunderbolt port once yet. Honestly, what is it there for, other than a monitor?
Shhh... you don't tell the emperor that his clothes are lacking.
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I haven't touched my Thunderbolt port once yet. Honestly, what is it there for, other than a monitor?
macbook retinas don't have ethernet ports, unfortunately
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Does anybody have any idea of when this might show up in the MacBook Pro line?
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Or, "Why the Mac Pro won't be updated until 2014".
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Hopefully we'll see this in the 2014 MacBook line! That is fasssst!
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So, what I haven't even bough is already discontinued?
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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..
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:58 PM   #22
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Whos gonna start the USB 3.0 is still better because it is more widely available and so on? :P
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I haven't touched my Thunderbolt port once yet. Honestly, what is it there for, other than a monitor?
Well - perhaps not you but I have a RAID attached to it and it's excellent. Nothing on my mac at all apart from apps. All stored off the SDD and RAID protected.

It's good- perhaps for the average user it's a little redundant right now - but for pros - and 4k video will become the norm within 3/4 years it's a good thing.
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I wonder if the next MBP will drop USB completely since they currently have 2 TB ports? They could add a 3rd TB port and drop USB completely.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 03:01 PM   #25
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I call BS on this... no real reliable source is available on this.

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