THUNDERBOLT

April 10th, 2013

Intel Announces 4K Video Optimized Thunderbolt 2.0

Intel announced this week that its next-generation Thunderbolt protocol will be twice as fast as its predecessor and available by the end of this year. Current gen-thunderbolt, which first appeared in Macs in 2011 and began rolling out on the PC last year, has a theoretical throughput of 10 Gbps while Intel promises that Thunderbolt [...]

January 8th, 2013

Gigbayte Details Intel’s Collage Tech; 4K Display Over Thunderbolt

Gigabyte’s use of two Thunderbolt connectors on upcoming mobos allows for 4K UltraHD video streams on four standard displays.  As Apple’s restrictions ease on Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, more and more PC component manufacturers are integrating it into their designs.  The latest is Gigabyte but they’ve added a bit of a twist to their implementation and [...]

November 28th, 2012

Can USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Co-Exist?

Thunderbolt hit the scene like a light drizzle. Its announcement by Intel and Apple was met with a slight air of confusion – don’t they remember FireWire? Why, oh why, would a regular user care about an extra half-second on an MP3 transfer? The situations seemed almost too similar to be credible, with a high-performance [...]

July 5th, 2012

GIGABYTE Launches World’s First Fully Certified Dual Port Thunderbolt Motherboards

Computex 2012 was the coming out party of Thunderbolt: much like the Firewire protocol of yore, Thunderbolt made the jump from Mac to PC. Dual Thunderbolt boards are sure to be promising, as theoretically one could have 12 devices and 2 displays powered from just these two ports.  GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., today announced the [...]

June 8th, 2012

Thunderbolt Has P.C Coming-Out Party at Computex

Wander away from the phalanx of manufactures hawking ultabooks and tabets ready for Windows 8, and you’ll find the other emerging story of Computex – the coming-out party of Intel’s Thunderbolt on P.C hardware. Much like the FireWire port of yore, Thunderbolt – originally known by the code name of “Light Peak” – began its [...]

January 9th, 2012

CES 2012: OCZ Shows their Revised SSD Lineup & TLC NAND

Through the latter half of 2011, OCZ announced a wide array of new SSDs so some assumed their CES 2012 presence would be relatively minimal.  Boy were those people wrong. OCZ’s aim for 2012 is to push the envelope of SSD performance in both the consumer and enterprise markets and their CES 2012 announcements reflect this. [...]

February 24th, 2011

An In Depth Look at Intel’s Thunderbolt Technology

After nearly two years of teasing us with tantalizing bits of information, Intel has finally launched their Light Peak technology which is now called Thunderbolt.  In this article, we will go through the story behind this promising new I/O standard and discuss the possibilities it brings to the table for a storage hungry market.