Although only a few days ago a new version of the USB standard number 3.2 appeared on the market, its creators are already thinking about its further development along with the fourth generation. This will come soon and allow you to cancel the Thunderbolt 3 connector.
The introduction of the USB 3.2 standard a few days ago gave much greater possibilities in terms of data throughput – this is 20 Gb / s, which is twice as large as USB 3.1 . The jump is significant, but even more noticeable changes await us with the debut of the next generation of the universal serial bus.
USB 4.0 with Thunderbolt 3 support
The impact on the development of USB in the coming years will have an Intel, which decided to significantly expand the number of devices using the Thunderbolt 3 quick connector. By the decision of this group any fourth-generation USB device will be able to take full advantage of their proprietary solution. Considering the fact that the group of devices using USB 4.0 will certainly be many times bigger, it will certainly be a good choice.
Sure, there are even laptops that offer a USB type C connector with Thunderbolt 3 support, but taking into account the fact that Intel will make its technology available for free, maybe this state of affairs for the time being involves the payment of the appropriate license fee from the manufacturer hardware, which allows you to co-opt this solution to your notebook.
The release of Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 protocol means that technology will be able to properly integrate the new processors of the company, as well as competitive solutions from AMD and a number of other entities, creating even ARM systems. This in turn opens up a wide field for creating multi-monitor constructions on less efficient devices, as well as wider use of various types of GPU adapters, which due to limited compatibility were not widely used.
It will be twice as fast
USB 4.0 is – due to Thunderbolt 3 port support – also increased data transfer bandwidth. It is supposed to be 40 Gb / s, which will translate into a double increase compared to USB 3.2 . This will also be felt when transferring files or playing media from external devices.
Together with USB 4.0, there is also an updated technical specification for the increasingly popular USB type C connector, used especially in mobile devices. The premiere of USB 4.0 was in turn planned for mid-2019, and then we can expect the first equipment, computers and laptops that support this standard.