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

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    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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    A minor update to Thunderbolt, called 'Redwood Ridge', will be included in some of Intel's upcoming 'Haswell' Core processors.


    Article Link: Intel Announces Next Version of Thunderbolt With 20Gbps Throughput Coming in 2014
     
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    Here we go again
     
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    Does anybody have any idea of when this might show up in the MacBook Pro line?
     
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    Yay, twice the speed at twice the price! :p
     
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    Hopefully we'll see this in the 2014 MacBook line! That is fasssst!
     
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    So we will get faster speeds with no real devices or reasonable pricing products to use it with. Hooray.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    So, what I haven't even bough is already discontinued?
     
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    Or, "Why the Mac Pro won't be updated until 2014".
     
  9. macrumors member

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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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    Is to 2014 where you live or something?
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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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. :rolleyes:
     
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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.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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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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    Shhh... you don't tell the emperor that his clothes are lacking.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    macbook retinas don't have ethernet ports, unfortunately
     
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    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.. :eek:
     
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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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    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. :D
     
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    I call BS on this... no real reliable source is available on this.

     

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