Thunderbolt™ 3 technology offers a fast and simple level of connection for work or home, bringing the speed and versatility of Thunderbolt™ to USB-C. Increase productivity by connecting multiple displays or devices through a single, compact port, or enjoy high performance graphics on the latest thin and light laptops. Paired with the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family or Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology optimizes PC performance.
The Latest in Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology is 8x faster than USB 3.0 and provides 4x more video bandwidth than HDMI 1.41 helping you work and play more efficiently. It also enables a simple, single cable connection to displays, docks and storage, while charging the system.
Power Your Pastimes
Expand your capabilities while reducing cables with the simplicity of a single Thunderbolt™ 3 technology port paired with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. Now, just one computer port can enable lightning-fast data transfer, support two 4K UHD 60 Hz displays2, and provide quick laptop charging. It’s the most advanced, efficient, and versatile single-docking solution available.
The Speed You Need
Incredible data transfer rates deliver exciting potential for multi-streaming HD and 4K UHD video to multiple monitors, or transfer 4K UHD movies and hours of 4K UHD GoPro* footage with ease. With an unprecedented speed of 40Gbps, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology provides the bandwidth to do it all.
Travel Light and Game Heavy
With Thunderbolt™ 3 technology-based External Graphics (eGFX), gamers and heavy graphics users who are on-the-go now have easy-to-use choices to have an ultimate graphics experience. You can enjoy the high-performance graphics you love on the latest thin and light laptop with excellent battery life.
Workers can accelerate business workflows using Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, with up to 40Gbps for data and video, it is the most advanced, efficient, and versatile I/O solution available today. Thunderbolt 3 technology can connect to one 5K or two 4K monitors while simultaneously transferring large files and charging the computer.
Rapid Data Transfer
Increase employee productivity with lightning-fast transfer speeds. Workers can easily manage external graphics, data sets and videos in a matter of seconds. And because Thunderbolt™ 3 technology is bi-directional, workstations can transfer and display both data and 4K UHD video simultaneously3 without any loss to bandwidth.
Enhanced Capability and Versatility
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology delivers the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. It also provides a simple standardized connection with great I/O bandwidth, which delivers the performance and capability needed to keep pace with the evolving workforce3.
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology is creating new expectations for what’s possible. Now, one compact port provides Thunderbolt™ 3 data transfer, support for two 4K 60 Hz displays, and quick notebook charging with a single cable.
While at NAB 2017, Jason Ziller discusses the broad adoption and practical uses of Thunderbolt™ 3 technology.
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology uses USB-C connectors and is a single-cable solution, but can deliver the fastest and most versatile connection to any dock, device, or display, including billions of USB devices.
Matthew Vaughan explains how the transformative power of Thunderbolt™ 3 technology enables users to connect with any USB device, while supporting full 4K video performance.
CNET editor Dong Ngo explains USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 technology and the significance of these peripheral standards.
Jason Ziller shares the benefits of Thunderbolt™ 3 technology like running data, dual 4K video, and power over a single cable or connection to fast storage, and high-resolution displays with more pixels than an HDTV.
Seamus Byrne at CNET News covers how the Thunderbolt™ 3 technology port aligns with the USB 3.1 Type-C port.
Product and Performance Information
As compared to other PC I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire*. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Must use a Thunderbolt™-enabled device. For more information go to https://www.intel.ca/content/www/ca/en/io/thunderbolt/thunderbolt-technology-developer.html.
Thunderbolt™ 3 provides DisplayPort, which can natively connect to all displays with DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort, and via adapters can connect to all other modern display interfaces, including HDMI, DVI, and VGA.
Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at https://www.intel.ca.