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Windows 7: Intel's Thunderbolt - (Light Peak) announced

24 Feb 2011   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Intel's Thunderbolt - (Light Peak) announced

Aww, I rather preferred the code name Light Peak instead.



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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced the availability of Thunderbolt™ technology, a new high-speed PC connection technology that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition (HD) display on to a single cable. Running at 10Gbps, Thunderbolt technology can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds. This Intel-developed technology is coming to market through a technical collaboration with Apple, and is available first on Apple's new line of MacBook Pro laptop computers.
The Fastest Data Connection to Your PC Just Arrived
Thunderbolt™ Technology


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24 Feb 2011   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't really understand this, but it sounds as though it requires interfacing via a DisplayPort connector, which is not anything that I have, and is not something that many people have, so I'm not sure how much impact that it will have in general?
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24 Feb 2011   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Two actually. PCI Express also.
Displayports are becoming more popular. A lot of the newer GFX cards have Displayports now. Displayports used mostly for displays/monitors.
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24 Feb 2011   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Its a new buss and runs Display Port and PCIe protocols on a special Intel chip. It can be used for video on the Display Port or other devices (HDD, Cameras, etc) on the PCIe portion using a common interface. The original design used fiber connection and it can still be implemented depending on adoption by vendors. If I read it right I believe you can daisy chain multiple devices on one port so a Laptop could have one port running to a Display and then the Display would run to a Ext HDD and then hook your Camera to the HDD and they all work. Needs a lot of vendors to adopt this new interface but the potential is there.

Jim
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24 Feb 2011   #5
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I don't really understand this, but it sounds as though it requires interfacing via a DisplayPort connector, which is not anything that I have, and is not something that many people have, so I'm not sure how much impact that it will have in general?
Not to be funny but not a lot of people had most of the technology we have today. I'm sure there were a lot of people who questioned SSD drives for example.

Anyway this sounds like good news for high speed transfers.

Thanks.
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24 Feb 2011   #6
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yarr'!
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24 Feb 2011   #7
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

You won't be using this for years yet! And if you are, you a very few...
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25 Feb 2011   #8
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Unfortunately not too many monitors sold today use DisplayPort. I was recently looking at video cards and some have DisplayPort in them. I then checked out monitors and found none (did not look at Apple though, maybe they have it, but I don't think I would buy them, I tend to pay way less for my monitors).
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25 Feb 2011   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Newegg here in the U.S has at least 8 different ones listed ATM by 3 different companies that I can find, so there are some that are out there at this point. Probably more than that sold by different companies.

Newegg.com - DisplayPort
Newegg.com - DisplayPort
Newegg.com - Dell UltraSharp
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25 Feb 2011   #10
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Don't quote me but I'm sure I read something somewhere recently that said that Video card manufacturers were phasing out VGA and possibly DVI connections on Video cards and using HDMI/Display Port tech as this is what you get when you buy our cards,like it or lump it..I'm thinking it was Nvidia.
Sorta like Windows going 64 bit only...next OS I believe?
I cbf googling to find the article tho because I was looking at or for something else at the time so I don't remember where it was.
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