I doubt it. TB v3 extremely likely still maxes out at two ports per controller. So six ports is still three TB controllers. It doesn't buy anything at all to go up to five controllers. There barely enough PCIe bandwidth to support two TB v3 controllers, let alone more than double that amount. If keep the dual GPUs ( highly likely) there is not enough PCIe lane bandwidth to go around for five controllers. Crank up the PCIe SSD to higher speeds and even less so.This is just the picture, which float in my head, after knowing of tb3 news.
Even easier (and less bleed on the chipset's PCIe I/O bandwidth for discrete USB controller) since apparently they have put a USB 3.1 controller inside of the Thunderbolt controller.....
The top 6 USB only sockets are connected to the six USB 3.0 provisioned by the C610 chipset.
The TB block would either be lacking USB 3.0 or just use a similar discrete controller that the current Mac Pro uses and optionally flow those through the TB flavored Type C ports.
The TB ports may/may not be the answer here. When used more so as a TB port ( daisy chaining, etc.) it is limited to 15W.Two questions come to mind:
1. Which port has charging/power delivery capability to charge my laptop?
The often presumed super tight coupling between CPU and TB v3 doesn't really exist. From same article linked above.When will Intel announce a Xenon chip that is compatible with Alpine Ridge?