Thunderbolt Technology

The USB-C that does it all.

See how Thunderbolt™ 3 transforms
everything you do.

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A SINGLE PORT.

A UNIVERSE OF POSSIBILITIES.

Discover WHAT MAKES Thunderbolt™ 3

the single most advanced port available today.

Thunderbolt 3 Port

GO AT SUPERHERO SPEED

At 40 Gb/s, it's the fastest port available on a computer today

  • 8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x more video bandwith than HDMI
  • Transfer a 4K movie in less than 30 seconds
  • Back up a year's worth of continuous MP3s in five minutes
  • Plus, connect to any display, Thunderbolt, or USB device
480Mbps
USB 2.0
5Gb/s
USB 3.0
10Gb/s
USB 3.1
10Gb/s
THUNDERBOLT
20Gb/s
THUNDERBOLT 2
40Gb/s
THUNDERBOLT 3
(Includes USB 3.1)

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LIMITLESS CONNECTIVITY

CONNECT TO EVERYTHING

  • Enjoy a new level of simplicity
  • For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, to every display1, and to billions of USB devices
Limitless Connectivity with Thunderbolt 3
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ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE

A single cable does it all with sweet efficiency

  • The most advanced single-cable docks available
  • Effortlessly dock to everything you need
  • Want even more? Daisy chain up to six devices from one port on your computer
  • Plus, charge up your laptop and devices quickly
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PLAY IT YOUR WAY

DESKTOP LEVEL PERFORMANCE FROM A LIGHTWEIGHT NOTEBOOK WITH ONE SIMPLE CONNECTION

  • Connect external graphics and crush the latest games at optimum settings
  • Connect multiple displays for even more excitement
  • Access your game library with super fast storage
External Graphics with Thunderbolt 3
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MAKE SOME MAGIC

CREATE THE EASY WAY

  • Open up fresh possibilities for photo and video editing with external graphics
  • Connect a computer to super fast storage, one 5K or two 4K displays
  • 8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x more video bandwith than HDMI
  • For multi-stream HD and 4K video, top speed means less time waiting, more time for you
Multi-stream HD and 4k video with Thunderbolt 3

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FEATURES & SPECS

Thunderbolt 3 reversable cable.

Thunderbolt™ 3 brings lightning speed and performance to USB-C, creating one thin, reversible compact port that delivers the fastest2, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device.

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More Features & Specs

  • Thunderbolt™, USB, DisplayPort, and power on USB-C
  • USB-C connector and cables (small, reversible)
  • 40 Gb/s: Thunderbolt™ 3 – double the speed of Thunderbolt™ 2
    • - Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
    • - PCI Express Gen 3
    • - DisplayPort 1.2 – supports two 4K displays (4096 x 2160 30bpp @ 60 Hz)
  • USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) – compatible with existing USB devices and cables
  • DisplayPort 1.2 – compatible with existing DisplayPort displays, devices, and cables
    • - Connect DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays via adapters
  • Power delivery
    • - Up to 100W system charging
    • - 15W to bus-powered devices
  • Thunderbolt™ Networking
    • - 10Gb Ethernet connection between computers
  • Daisy chain up to six devices
  • Lowest latency for PCI Express audio

LOOK FOR THE
THUNDERBOLT

LOOK FOR THE THUNDERBOLT

It's the best connection you'll make this year.


1 Thunderbolt™ 3 provides DisplayPort, which can natively connect to all displays with DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort, and via adapters can connect to all other modern display interfaces, including HDMI, DVI, and VGA.

2 As compared to other PC I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Must use a Thunderbolt-enabled device.

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