A SINGLE PORT. A UNIVERSE OF POSSIBILITIES.
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It's the best connection you'll make this year.
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What is Thunderbolt™ 3?

The Difference between Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB-C
A SINGLE PORT. A UNIVERSE OF POSSIBILITIES.
GO AT SUPERHERO SPEED
AT 40 Gb/s, IT'S THE FASTEST PORT AVAILABLE ON A COMPUTER TODAY
  • 8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x more video bandwith than HDMI
  • Transfer a 4K movie in less than 30 seconds
  • Back up a year's worth of continuous MP3s in five minutes
  • Plus, connect to any display, Thunderbolt, or USB device
THUNDERBOLT 3 will transform everything you do

CONNECT

DOCK

GAME

CREATE
LIMITLESS CONNECTIVITY
CONNECT TO EVERYTHING
  • Enjoy a new level of simplicity
  • For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, to every display, and to billions of USB devices
ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE
A SINGLE CABLE DOES IT ALL WITH SWEET EFFICIENCY
  • The most advanced single-cable docks available
  • Effortlessly dock to everything you need
  • Want even more? Daisy chain up to six devices from one port on your computer
  • Plus, charge up your laptop and devices quickly
PLAY IT YOUR WAY
DESKTOP LEVEL PERFORMANCE FROM A LIGHTWEIGHT NOTEBOOK WITH ONE SIMPLE CONNECTION
  • Connect external graphics and crush the latest games at optimum settings
  • Connect multiple displays for even more excitement
  • Access your game library with super fast storage
MAKE SOME MAGIC
CREATE THE EASY WAY
  • Open up fresh possibilities for photo and video editing with external graphics
  • Connect a computer to super fast storage, one 5K or two 4K displays
  • 8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x more video bandwith than HDMI
  • For multi-stream HD and 4K video, top speed means less time waiting, more time for you

CONNECT
LIMITLESS CONNECTIVITY
CONNECT TO EVERYTHING
  • Enjoy a new level of simplicity
  • For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, to every display, and to billions of USB devices

DOCK
ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE
A SINGLE CABLE DOES IT ALL WITH SWEET EFFICIENCY
  • The most advanced single-cable docks available
  • Effortlessly dock to everything you need
  • Want even more? Daisy chain up to six devices from one port on your computer
  • Plus, charge up your laptop and devices quickly

GAME
PLAY IT YOUR WAY
DESKTOP LEVEL PERFORMANCE FROM A LIGHTWEIGHT NOTEBOOK WITH ONE SIMPLE CONNECTION
  • Connect external graphics and crush the latest games at optimum settings
  • Connect multiple displays for even more excitement
  • Access your game library with super fast storage

CREATE
MAKE SOME MAGIC
CREATE THE EASY WAY
  • Open up fresh possibilities for photo and video editing with external graphics
  • Connect a computer to super fast storage, one 5K or two 4K displays
  • 8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x more video bandwith than HDMI
  • For multi-stream HD and 4K video, top speed means less time waiting, more time for you
GET MORE. DO MORE.
FEATURES & SPECS
Thunderbolt 3 brings lightning speed and performance to USB-C, creating one thin, reversible compact port that delivers the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device.
CAPABILITY
USB 3.1
THUNDERBOLT 3
Small and reversible
Connects to USB devices
Speed
Up to
10 Gb/s
Up to
40 Gb/s
Fastest data, video, and power
Two 4K displays
External graphics
Single-cable docks with two 4K displays
More Features & Specs
  • Thunderbolt, USB, DisplayPort, and power on USB-C
  • USB-C connector and cables (small, reversible)
  • 40 Gb/s: Thunderbolt 3 - double the speed of Thunderbolt 2
  • Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
  • PCI Express Gen 3
  • DisplayPort 1.2 - supports two 4K displays (4096 x 2160 30bpp @ 60 Hz)
  • USB 3.1 (10 Gb/s) - compatible with existing USB devices and cables
  • DisplayPort 1.2 - compatible with existing DisplayPort displays, devices, and cables
  • Connect DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays via adapters
  • Power delivery
  • Up to 100W system charging
  • 15W to bus-powered devices
  • Thunderbolt Networking
  • 10Gb Ethernet connection between computers
  • Daisy chain up to six devices
  • Lowest latency for PCI Express audio
1 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.
2 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. © 2016 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Core, Intel. Experience What's Inside, the Intel. Experience What's Inside logo, Intel Inside, the Intel Inside logo, Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo, trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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