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June 2, 2015

Thunderbolt 3 to use USB-C connector

Thunderbolt 3 cable

Thunderbolt 3 will use the USB-C connector as announced June 2.

Due to a press release this morning, Intel’s Thunderbolt Technology Community announced this morning that the new iteration of the standard will feature a USB-C connector.

The goal with this move is to provide faster response for more options. The standard will be able to run at 40 Gbps with the ability to run two 4K displays from one port, provide up to 100W power for charging, and the connector that is standard with the aforementioned USB-C connector, and future DisplayPort and PCI Express ports.

For more information, check on the press release from the Thunderbolt Technology Community.

March 18, 2015

USB-C vs. USB 3.1: What’s the difference

usb-c and 3.1

Article originally posted by ExtremeTech.com

With the launch of the Apple MacBook and Google’s Chromebook Pixel, USB-C (also called USB Type-C) and the accompanying USB 3.1 standard are both hitting market somewhat earlier than we initially expected. If you’re curious about the two standards and how they interact, we’ve dusted off and updated our guide to the upcoming technology. The situation is more nuanced than it’s been with previous USB standard updates — USB 3.1 and USB Type-C connectors may be arriving together on the new machines, but they aren’t joined at the hip the way you might think.

For more, go to ExtremeTech.com’s article.