Thunderbolt

Back in December, we reported that Intel's Maple Ridge Thunderbolt 4 controller was shipping to customers. We can now report that ASUS has unveiled a Thunderbolt 4 expansion card, the ASUS ThunderboltEX 4. It includes support for 100 W quick charging, includes a 40 Gbps bi-directional switch, and can support up to 8K ultra HD resolutions. Since the launch of Intel's Z590 chipset on socket LGA1200, we've seen some of the more premium models featuring Intel's latest Maple Ridge Thunderbolt 4 controllers. This is primarily a feature we see on models looking to add functionality for content creators. Native Thunderbolt 4 is built into Intel Tiger Lake. Still, for motherboards without Thunderbolt capabilities, the ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 add-on card allows users to add Intel's latest...

CES 2021: OWC Envoy Pro FX - A Dual Mode (Thunderbolt / USB) IP67 External SSD

As part of its CES 2021 announcements, OWC provided details of the Envoy Pro FX - an IP67-rated dual-mode SSD capable of operating optimally with both Thunderbolt 3 /...

9 by Ganesh T S on 1/13/2021

Intel's Maple Ridge (JHL8540) Thunderbolt 4 Controller Now Shipping

Following the launch of Thunderbolt 4 earlier this year as part of Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs, the next piece of the TB4 hardware stack has dropped this week with...

79 by Ganesh T S on 12/23/2020

Cypress Announces USB 3.2 & USB4-Ready Controllers: EZ-PD CCG6DF & CCG6SF

Cypress has unveiled a pair of upcoming USB Type-C controllers for next-generation desktops and laptops. The new EZ-PD CCG6DF and EZ-PD CCG6SF controllers are single-chip solutions that support USB...

17 by Anton Shilov on 3/3/2020

ASRock’s Internal External GPU: No Box Needed

If you say ‘Thunderbolt GPU’, it makes it sound like a PCIe device with a Thunderbolt output. Rather than go in this direction, ASRock has developed a GPU +...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

Intel Releases "Titan Ridge" Thunderbolt 3 Controllers: Adds DisplayPort 1.4 Support & USB-C Host Compatibility

Intel has introduced a new family of Thunderbolt 3 controllers that bring support of the DisplayPort 1.4 standard to TB3 ports. The new Titan Ridge family of controllers pick...

22 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2018

Lenovo Announces ThinkVision P32u LCD: 32-inch, 4K, TB3 with Daisy Chaining

Ahead of CES, Lenovo is introducing its new ThinkVision P32u professional-grade display. The latest monitor from the company offers an Ultra HD resolution, a wide color gamut, as well...

29 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2018

LG Develops ‘Nano IPS’ LCD, Unveils 32UK950 4K Display with DCI-P3, HDR600, TB3

LG has announced a new kind of IPS liquid crystal panel that features an improved color reproduction. The Nano IPS technology will be used for LG’s upcoming high-end displays...

67 by Anton Shilov on 12/22/2017

ZOTAC Unveils AMP Box and AMP Box Mini eGFX TB3 Chassis

ZOTAC has been working on its external chassis for graphics cards with a Thunderbolt 3 interconnection for well over a year now. Apparently, according to ZOTAC, the time it...

13 by Anton Shilov on 12/22/2017

LG Gram 2018 Laptops Unveiled: Quad-Core i5/i7, TB3, ~2.2 Lbs, 22 Hrs

LG on Thursday formally announced its next-generation LG gram ultra-thin notebooks. The new laptops will be as sleek as their predecessors, but will get a more durable chassis, Intel’s...

46 by Anton Shilov on 12/15/2017

Intel to Discontinue First-Generation Thunderbolt 3 Controllers

Intel this week announced plans to discontinue its first generation Thunderbolt 3 controllers it launched in 2015, coming as a consequence of an industry transition from leaded to lead-free...

50 by Anton Shilov on 8/5/2017

G-Technology G-Drive with Thunderbolt 8TB Capsule Review

G-Technology started using HGST's helium-filled hard drives in their direct-attached storage (DAS) products earlier this year. The product lines utilizing these 8TB and 10TB drives include: G-Drive with Thunderbolt (single...

7 by Ganesh T S on 10/7/2016

StarTech.com TBT3TBTADAP Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter Review

Thunderbolt 3 has got off to a great start as the premium choice for high-speed external I/O - be it external GPU docks or for taking full advantage of...

15 by Ganesh T S on 8/3/2016

AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe SSD Thunderbolt DAS Review

The benefits of Thunderbolt 3 and its 40 Gbps link are best realized in a daisy-chain configuration involving multiple high-bandwidth I/O peripherals. The Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 controller in...

28 by Ganesh T S on 6/2/2016

QNAP Expands Thunderbolt NAS / DAS Lineup with TVS-x82T Series

QNAP recently held a product launch event in San Jose. The main announcement was the follow-up to their TVS-871T released late last year. The first generation Thunderbolt NAS came...

19 by Ganesh T S on 5/13/2016

Razer Core Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Chassis: $499/$399, AMD & NVIDIA, Shipping In April

Back at CES 2016, Razer announced their Core Thunderbolt 3 external graphics (eGFX) chassis. Built around the new Thunderbolt 3 standard and its long-awaited official support for external video...

80 by Ryan Smith on 3/16/2016

More on AMD’s XConnect Tech: Thunderbolt 3 for External Radeons

Last night AMD issued a driver update that brought support for a new technology, XConnect. In a nutshell, XConnect is AMD’s trade name for running external video cards via...

64 by Ryan Smith on 3/10/2016

The GIGABYTE Z170X-UD5 TH Motherboard Review: An Entry to Thunderbolt 3

At the initial phase of Intel’s Skylake processor launch, a myriad of Z170 equipped motherboards were released to enable the platform. One of the prominent features of Z170 was...

29 by Ian Cutress on 2/19/2016

StarTech Unveils Dual-Display Thunderbolt 2 Docking Station with 12 Ports

Modern laptops are getting thinner with every generation and it becomes increasingly harder for PC makers to integrate multiple ports into them. Nonetheless, end-users still need to connect their...

25 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2016

Acer Aspire Unveils Switch 12 S 2-in-1 Notebook

Acer on Monday introduced its new 2-in-1 hybrid notebook at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Aspire Switch 12 S is designed for those, who need a decent level of...

4 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2016

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