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Topic: Thunderbolt

Intel confirms Thunderbolt 4 on way with four-times USB 3 speed

01/07/2020, 07:01 am

Intel has confirmed Thunderbolt 4 is on the way and will be supported by its processors in an upcoming generation, with the chip producer hinting at the connection's vast throughput capabilities at its annual CES presentation.

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Review: The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR Thunderbolt 3 display is a good option for designers

08/17/2019, 12:08 pm

The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR monitor is a dream for designers, and with the very-high end Apple Pro Display XDR looming, we spent some time testing this powerful alternative.

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Review: OWC ThunderBlade provides silent & fast Thunderbolt 3 storage

06/12/2019, 09:06 am

The updated ThunderBlade drive from OWC offers absolutely stunning storage speeds alongside a completely fanless design with Thunderbolt 3 while undercutting the price from the previous generation. Check out how we integrated it into our workflow.

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Review: LG 23.7-inch Thunderbolt 3 4K UltraFine Display excels with Mac integration

06/09/2019, 12:06 pm

LG's 24-inch 4K display is a great option for prosumers who are looking for a forward-thinking monitor that tightly integrates to their Mac with superior quality.

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Apple lists mystery 3-meter "Pro" Thunderbolt 3 cables on Mac Pro specs sheet

06/05/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple has included a collection of "Pro" Thunderbolt 3 cables in its list of accessories for the new Mac Pro, including the odd option of a 3-meter cable, a length that is not typically covered by the standards governing Thunderbolt 3 cable specifications.

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New USB 4 is enhanced Thunderbolt 3 with advanced connection bandwidth sharing

03/04/2019, 09:03 am

USB 4, the next version of the connectivity protocol, is said by the USB Promoter Group to offer computer users a throughput of up to 40Gbps and other features of Thunderbolt 3, following the contribution of the Thunderbolt protocol specification to the group by Intel.

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Video: Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock is the center of a workhorse workstation

02/27/2019, 11:02 am

The Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock from Corsair is a workhorse of a docking station that adds 12 ports, including three of which are the forward-looking type-C.

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Thunderbolt 3 'Thunderclap' vulnerabilities let malicious peripherals attack a Mac's memory

02/27/2019, 07:02 am

Vulnerabilities in Thunderbolt has been disclosed by security researchers, with "Thunderclap" allowing a device connecting over Thunderbolt to acquire sensitive data from the host Mac, an issue that affects almost all Macs released since 2011.

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Mac Pro will be 'easy-to-upgrade,' debut in 2019 alongside 31.6-inch Apple 6K display

02/17/2019, 08:02 pm

Among three all-new Mac products expected to debut from Apple in 2019 are an "easy-to-upgrade" Mac Pro and a 31.6-inch Apple 6K display with high-end backlight technology, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Hands on: BenQ 32-inch 4K Thunderbolt 3 Monitor with HDR

02/12/2019, 12:02 pm

When used at a desk, your amazing Mac needs an amazing monitor. In the last week, AppleInsider put the BenQ 32-inch HDR display with Thunderbolt 3 on our test bench.

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LG UltraWide 5K2K is a beast of a monitor with Thunderbolt 3

02/08/2019, 11:02 am

LG has been catering to Mac owners for years, and the company's UltraWide 5K2K display is a great solution for creative professionals who want a bit more horizontal real estate.

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Review: Thunderbolt 3 Akitio Node Lite & Intel Optane 905P SSD delivers sustained blistering speed

02/01/2019, 02:02 pm

There isn't much in the way of storage that can touch the maximum speed that Thunderbolt 3 can deliver and keep pushing the data at that speed, but the Akitio Node Lite with Intel Optane SSD and Thunderbolt 3 comes very close -- without thermal slowdown.

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Comparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

12/12/2018, 02:12 pm

Samsung's X5 portable SSD is a beast with best in class performance, but a price tag above what the average consumer will need. We review the red and gray device and compare it to a pair of other extremely capable SSDs from GDrive and Glyph.

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Akitio releases red Node Lite Thunderbolt 3 drive with fast Intel Optane SSD

09/10/2018, 12:09 pm

Akitio has announced the immediate availability of their latest Thunderbolt 3 device, the bright red Node Lite that comes equipped with a 960GB Intel Optane NVMe SSD with speeds up to 2600 MB/s.

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Hands On: Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock adds a few ports to your Mac for on the road

09/06/2018, 09:09 am

It's taken some time, butThunderbolt 3 docks have finally started to shrink. The latest compact model announced on Thursday is the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini dock, and AppleInsider has spent some time with it.

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First look: Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 delivers on-the-go graphics power to MacBook Pro

04/17/2018, 04:04 pm

The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck packs a Radeon RX570 GPU inside a portable, Thunderbolt 3-compatible package, offering MacBook users a take-anywhere graphics boost.

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How to connect 4K monitors to your Mac, even on some older models without official support

11/17/2016, 01:11 pm

Getting 4K on a relatively recent Mac has some hang-ups, but is still possible -- and rewarding! AppleInsider explains the ins and outs of how to do so, even on some computers that Apple doesn't officially support.

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Apple's Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter connects legacy accessories to new MacBook Pro USB-C

10/27/2016, 04:10 pm

Supplementing connectivity of older devices to Apple's new MacBook Pro family, the company has also released a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter, allowing users with older Thunderbolt peripherals to connect them to the newer connection standard.

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Razer Core shows what Apple could do for gamers with Thunderbolt

01/06/2016, 01:01 pm

Gaming hardware maker Razer has unveiled something that Mac users have sought after for years -- a Thunderbolt-connected external module that lets gamers take advantage of desktop-class graphics hardware at home while keeping their laptop thin and light on the go.

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Macs vulnerable to same remote firmware exploits as Windows PCs, researchers find

08/03/2015, 02:08 pm

Macs can still be successfully attacked using some of the same firmware vulnerabilities affecting many Windows PCs, a new proof-of-concept worm is said to demonstrate.

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