Fiber Optic Thunderbolt Comes Late This Year

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Intel spokesman, Dave Salvator, the IDG News confirmed that the company will release the Thunderbolt-based fiber optic end of this year. In contrast to copper-based cable version, this version is able to provide more bandwidth and use a longer cable.

Working closely with the apple, Thunderbolt prepared to be an alternative transfer data using media other than USB3.0 cable at speeds up to 10 Gbps. Intel intends to minimize the number of ports on the PC and Mac in terms of data transfer, networking, and video (including display port) in an optical port. This includes support for PCI-Express 2.0 to connect an external device.

Thunderbolt is currently applied on the Mac is still based on copper, but will remain compatible with fiber optic cable that will be launched later this year.

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