Intel Introduces Thunderbolt 5 – Supports Data Transfer Up to 120Gbps


 Intel today officially announced the next generation of Thunderbolt technology, which is Thunderbolt 5. It is expected to appear on computers and a number of accessories starting in 2024.

Thunderbolt 5 is said to offer up to 3 times the transfer speed compared to previous Thunderbolt 4. For information, Thunderbolt 4 offers a transfer rate of up to 40Gbps, while Thunderbolt 5 will support data transfer up to 120Gbps.

Intel says Thunderbolt 5 supports 80Gbos transfers, but with Bandwidth Boost support, it offers speeds of up to 120Gbps – and is aimed more at display panel use. This will simultaneously provide a better experience for those who play video games, content creators, and a number of other professionals. This at the same time makes it easier for users to connect a number of 8K displays and use them without the problem of time lag.

In addition, Thunderbolt 5 is developed using industry standards, including support for USB4 V2, Display Port 2.1 and also PCI Express Gen 4.

Let's all look forward to 2024 to see these Thunderbolt 5 equipped products. Intel will also work with Microsoft to offer Windows products with the latest USB4 support.