Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thunderbolt Ports are coming!

Thunderbolt ports coming to a PC near you in 2012
Much has been said about the power of Thunderbolt ports on the latest Macs. So far, it's been an Apple-only affair. A new report says some big PC makers are getting in on the speedy port fun.

Dedicated PC heads shouldn't be too shocked to hear that Thunderbolt technology is inbound. Intel actually said back in April that its Ivy Bridge processors will support both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt.

Will one of the technologies win out? Intel thinks they can live in harmony together:
Intel is going to support USB 3.0 in the 2012 client platform. We're going to support Thunderbolt capability. We believe they're complementary," said Kirk Skaugen, a vice president at the Intel Architecture Group, speaking at Intel's developer conference in Beijing today. The event was streamed over the Web.
Sony has indicated that it will use Thunderbolt technology into its product lines with players and Asustek wants it for its high-end notebook products. Gigabyte has been aggressively adopting new transmission technology into its product line and will launch a Thunderbolt-featured motherboard in April of 2012.

Read more at: http://news.techeye.net/hardware/intel-thunderbolt-to-become-more-widely-available &

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