Monday, October 2, 2023

Thunderbolt 5 is the new standard announced by Intel

After 3 years since the release of Thunderbolt 4, Intel has announced its new Thunderbolt 5 standard. This technology offers several new features such as faster transfer speeds, better compatibility with displays and more. But let’s get to know its details and advanced capabilities.

Amazing transfer speeds

The first improvement that Thunderbolt 5 brings is an increase in data transfer speeds. However, the previous version was able to move a maximum of 40 Gbit/s The new standard increased the bandwidth to 80 Gbit/s.

But that’s not all, because Thunderbolt 5 also offers increased o thrust additional 40 Gbit/s dynamic, i.e. up to three times faster than before. For this purpose, a third transmission channel is activated Achieve speeds of up to 120 Gbit/s. On paper, with these numbers we could transfer files at a speed of an astounding 15GB/s.

In return is Thunderbolt 5 Compatible with other industry standards such as PCIe 4.0 up to 64 Gbit/s, USB 4 v2 and USB 3 up to 20 Gbit/s. It goes without saying that it is fully functional with previous versions of Thunderbolt.

Larger capacity to support Thunderbolt 5 monitors

Screen support has also been improved in this new generation of the Intel standard. Now there is Compatibility with DisplayPort 2.1 technology and expanded support for up to 3 simultaneous monitors. Additionally the screens can be used in 4K resolution up to 144 Hz and of course we have to use a for that hub USB-C.

There’s also support for 8K displays with HDR, although at a lower refresh rate, which Intel hasn’t specified at this time. In case the 1080p resolution, monitors can be used with a refresh rate of up to 540 Hz something, that Gamers You will be received quite well.

Likewise, Thunderbolt 5 is compatible with eGPU to use external graphics cards and exploit the full potential of a dedicated GPU.

Even faster loading

Another attribute that stands out in the new Thunderbolt 5 increases the charging capacity of devices. Now you can get one via the USB-C port that uses this standard Fast charging up to 140W to charge your own device. Likewise this electrical capacity can be increased to max. 240 W.


Come on Technical documents with final specifications will be available in the fourth quarter of this year (between October and December). While The first computers and accessories that support Thunderbolt 5 will hit the market in 2024.

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