Thunderbolt™ 3

More Speed. More Pixels. More Possibilities.

The USB-C That Does It All

Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt™ devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power. It’s unrivaled for new uses, such as 4K video, single-cable docks with charging, external graphics, and built-in 10 GbE networking. Simply put, Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers the best USB-C.

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Many companies are shipping products and PCs in the market in these areas: computers, displays, high-speed data storage devices, audio and video devices, docking, and more.

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Key Features

  • Thunderbolt™, USB, DisplayPort, and power on USB-C
  • 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 – double the speed of Thunderbolt™ 2
    – Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
    – 4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3
    – 8 lanes of DisplayPort 1.2 (HBR2 and MST) – 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 (based on USB power delivery)
    – Up to 100W system charging
    – 15W to bus-powered devices
  • Thunderbolt™ Networking
    – 10Gb Ethernet connection between computers
  • Daisy chaining (up to six devices)
  • Lowest latency for PCI Express audio

Solutions and products built to Thunderbolt™ and Thunderbolt™ 2 specifications will work with Thunderbolt™ 3 via an adapter.

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Full 4K Video Experience

Connect displays with astonishing resolution, contrast, and color depth to see your photos, videos, applications, and text with amazing detail.

Best Single-Cable Docking

Now, one compact port provides Thunderbolt™ 3 data transfer, support for two 4K 60 Hz displays, and quick notebook charging with a single cable. It’s the most advanced and versatile USB-C docking solution available.

External Graphics

Gamers can now connect plug ‘n’ play external graphics to a notebook to enjoy the latest games at recommended or higher settings.

Thunderbolt™ Networking

Provides a peer-to-peer connection at 10 GbE speeds to quickly transfer files between computers, perform PC migrations, or set up small workgroups with shared storage.

Videos

What is Thunderbolt™ 3

Jason Ziller shares benefits of Thunderbolt™ technology, like running data, video, and power over a single cable, fast storage, and hi-res displays.

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USB Type-C and Thunderbolt™ 3 to call the same port home

Seamus Byrne at CNET News covers how the Thunderbolt™ 3 port aligns with the USB 3.1 Type-C port.

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Thunderbolt™ 3 External Graphics

Jason Ziller demonstrates how to run external graphics on a mobile graphics dock over Thunderbolt™ 3 technology.

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Data Transfer Speeds from Thunderbolt™ 2 vs. USB 3 | NAB 2015

Jason Ziller demos the Lexar CFast* card reader hub featuring Thunderbolt™ 2 technology.

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Thunderbolt™ 2 User Experience | NAB 2015

Jason Ziller shows us the QNAP NAS* network attached storage device featuring Thunderbolt™ 2 technology.

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Thunderbolt™ 2 Networking | NAB 2015

Jason Ziller demonstrates networking capabilities across multiple OS interfaces using Thunderbolt™ 2 technology.

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Thunderbolt™ 4K Video with Gary Adcock

Gary Adcock walks us through 4K video production workflow using Thunderbolt™ 2 technology.

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360 Heros Featuring Thunderbolt™ | NAB 2015

Michael Kintner discusses the benefits of using Thunderbolt™ technology with 360 Heros products.

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Thunderbolt™ Product Highlights | NAB 2015

Jason Ziller demonstrates networking capabilities across multiple OS interfaces using Thunderbolt™ 2 technology.

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SONNET Technologies Thunderbolt™ Products | NAB 2015

Greg Laporte demos SONNET products equipped with Thunderbolt™ technology.

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Promise Technology Thunderbolt™ Storage Solutions | NAB 2015

Vijay Char shows the latest Promise Technology storage solutions featuring Thunderbolt™ connectors at NAB 2015.

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Other World Computing Devices Featuring Thunderbolt™ | NAB 2015

Brad Iles showcases the latest OWC solutions with Thunderbolt™ technology.

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New MOTU Audio Interfaces Featuring Thunderbolt™ | NAB 2015

Dave Roberts features the latest from MOTU at NAB 2015.

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Magma Expansion Chassis Featuring Thunderbolt™ | NAB 2015

Nate Parada discusses Magma expansion solutions featuring Thunderbolt™ technology at NAB 2015.

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LaCie Products Featuring Thunderbolt™ Connectivity | NAB 2015

Clement Barberis demonstrates LaCie's wide range of products featuring Thunderbolt™ technology.

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JMR Thunderbolt™ Expansion Boxes | NAB 2015

Josef Rabinovitz, President of JRM, shows us new products featuring Thunderbolt™ technology at NAB 2015.

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Highpoint Thunderbolt™ Docks | NAB 2015

May Hwang shows us how Highpoint uses Thunderbolt™ technology.

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G-Technology Shows Thunderbolt™ Products | NAB 2015

Greg Crosby shows us how G-Technology integrates Thunderbolt™ technology.

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Corning Thunderbolt™ Active Optical Cables | NAB 2015

Mitch Cohen demos Corning's active optical Thunderbolt™ cables.

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CalDigit Featuring Thunderbolt™ Connectivity | NAB 2015

Kosta Fanagos and CalDigit's latest featuring Thunderbolt™ technology.

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ATTO Desklink* with Thunderbolt™ | NAB 2015

Carllene Mowry shows us ATTO's Desklink* product line featuring Thunderbolt™ technology.

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AKITIO Thunderbolt™ Products | NAB 2015

Richard Wright demos AKITIO's latest docking and storage products with Thunderbolt™ technology.

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AJA Thunderbolt™ Capable 4K Video Systems | NAB 2015

Thad Huston shows us the latest AJA capable 4K I/O Thunderbolt™ device.

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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.