Intel Leaks (and Deletes) Thunderbolt 5 Speeds

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Intel Leaks (and Deletes) Thunderbolt 5 Speeds

A trip around various Intel research sites didn’t quite go as planned for Gregory Bryant, EVP, and GM of Intel’s Client Computing Group. The executive shared and then quickly deleted a photo that revealed that Thunderbolt 5 could support 80 Gbps connections, which is double the bandwidth offered by Thunderbolt 4.

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The tweet, which was since deleted and reuploaded without the offending image, shows the text “80G PHY Technology” and “USB 80G is targeted to support the existing USB-C ecosystem.” The first line is the bandwidth mentioned above increase. The second line indicates that Intel is aiming to keep the USB-C connector with higher bandwidth.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Thunderbolt 5 offering double the bandwidth of its predecessor. Intel’s director of I/O strategy in the Client Connectivity Division, Ben Hacker, told The Tom’s Hardware Show that double the bandwidth was achievable.

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