The USB-IF and VESA released the specifications of USB4 v2 and DisplayPort 2.1 in Q4 2022. At that time, Intel also announced that their next-gen Thunderbolt specifications would build upon these standards. However, concrete details were not divulged. Today, the company is unveiling Thunderbolt 5 officially with discrete controllers in tow for both hosts and peripherals. Thunderbolt 5: Technical Details The USB4 v2 specifications have been public for almost a year now. As a result, the capabilities of Thunderbolt 5 on the technical front are not much of a secret. In fact, Intel had detailed most of them last year. The technical aspects described above include: PCIe Gen4 x4 support (64 Gbps full duplex) DisplayPort 2.1 support (up to 80 Gbps) Asymmetric operation (120 Gbps transmit / 40 Gbps receive)...
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