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Tuesday, 27 December 2011 10:57

Intel announces full release of Thunderbolt

Written by Nedim Hadzic

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April 2012

Intel has announced that its Thunderbolt technology will be fully released in April 2012. You may recall that the tech is already available, but only in overpriced Apple’s overpriced gear. You may also recall that Apple has no gear that isn’t overpriced.

Thunderbolt chips don’t come cheap though, in fact, they cost more than USD20. That, coupled with USB 3.0, didn’t quite make Thunderbolt popular with the industry, but Jobs’ mob has since created a strong demand for it.

The price of Thunderbolt technology is expected to drop in 2012, which should make it even more appealing. It is said that Sony , Asus and Gigabyte are ready to launch products featuring Thunderbolt around April 2012.

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-2 #1 nt300 2011-12-27 14:54
The original name for this Tech was called Light Peak and was based on high speed Fiber Optics at 100Gbps. This version is based on coaxial style cable running at 10Gbps. Personally the 10Gbps is BS, they should have stuck with Fiber Optics. Anybody saying Fiber Optics is too expensive is full of shit.

I will only buy into this when they release the real Fiber Optic version.
 
 
+4 #2 yourma2000 2011-12-27 16:17
Pfft, fibre optic cabling for Thunderbolt probably wont arrive until after 2015. There's no such thing as technology making a huge jump into the future when companies like intel are dragging you there by the collar whilst your face is scraping the glass covered concrete floor.
 
 
0 #3 saneblane 2011-12-27 16:36
And why should i prefer this over USB3??.Apple is going to love this though,since they love packaging technology that are behind and putting them in shiny new boxes and selling them like hot cakes.
 
 
0 #4 gsacks 2011-12-27 18:08
So, this article had practically nothing to do with Apple, but it requires mentioning that Apple products are overpriced not once, not twice, but THREE times in one sentence. I happen to agree with that opinion, but there is this saying we have about beating a dead horse...
 
 
0 #5 nECrO 2011-12-27 18:40
Quoting nt300:
The original name for this Tech was called Light Peak and was based on high speed Fiber Optics at 100Gbps. This version is based on coaxial style cable running at 10Gbps. Personally the 10Gbps is BS, they should have stuck with Fiber Optics. Anybody saying Fiber Optics is too expensive is full of shit.

I will only buy into this when they release the real Fiber Optic version.



Have you priced fiber optic cables lately?
 
 
+1 #6 saneblane 2011-12-27 18:54
Quoting nECrO:
Have you priced fiber optic cables lately?

This product is not for people like you, it's for people that needs to transfer high amounts of data all the time.The typical users for this type of transfer cable are owners of high quality Hd cameras like the sony nex fs100 or the redone.The price of the cable is nothing compared to the cost of the other equipments that pros typically use.
 
 
0 #7 Skynet 2011-12-29 08:07
@saneblane

People who have Red cameras will most likely already have an optical storeage system set up as they have been around for many years in this market, the point of Light Peak was to bring this tech to $200 mobos but it just isn't feasible at current pricing.

But more to the point how many devices does the average user (eg 95% of mobo manufacturers income) have that max out either USB 3 or eSATA 3? Or the 10Gbps Thounderbolt version?
 

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