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Capture 4K with products that use Thunderbolt 3 to achieve gorgeous results

Capture 4K with products that use Thunderbolt 3 to achieve gorgeous results

4x the Data, Twice the Bandwidth of Any Other Cable

Delivering 4K performance at speeds up to 40Gb/s, Thunderbolt 3 eliminates the need for extra cables and wires. Smaller, flippable, and reversible, one connector fits all devices.

Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40Gb/s, creating one compact port that does it alldelivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display and billions of USB devices.

With Thunderbolt 3, a single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power. It also includes built-in support for 10 GbE peer-to-peer connections enabling the fastest file transfers and PC migrations, as well as blazing-fast access to stored data.

Thunderbolt 3 Special Features

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.

  • Thunderbolt 3, USB, DisplayPort, and power on USB-C
  • 40 Gb/s: Thunderbolt 3 - double the speed of Thunderbolt 2
  • Bi-directional, multi-protocol;
  • 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
  • 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
  • Connect 10Gb Ethernet via a Thunderbolt adaptor
  • Daisy chain up to six devices
  • Lowest latency for PCI Express audio

The fastest port available on a computer today*

8x faster

8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x more video bandwith than HDMI 1.4

Backs up in five minutes

Back up a year's worth of continuous MP3s in five minutes

Rapid transfers

Transfer a 4K movie in less than 30 second

Superior connectivity

Plus, connect to any display, Thunderbolt, or USB device


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Effortlessly dock to everything you need with Thunderbolt 3the most advanced single-cable docking solution available. What's more, you can daisy-chain up to six devices from one computer port.

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Bonus: connect multiple displays for even more excitement, and access your game library with super-fast storage.

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Want to open up fresh possibilities for photo and video editing with external graphics? Connect your computer to super-fast storage, one 5K or two 4K displays. It's 8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x the video bandwidth of HDMI 1.4... So for multi-stream HD and 4K video, top speeds mean less time waitingmore time for you!

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Connect to everything

For the first time, one computer port connects you to Thunderbolt devices, to every display and billions of USB devices.

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*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.
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