Some information about the upcoming Thunderbolt 5 specifications has been leaked from Intel’s development department in Israel. According to images posted on social media, it appears that the upcoming Thunderbolt version will be much faster than the current Thunderbolt 4.
Anand Tech has come across the deleted photos now and according to them, Thunderbolt 5 will have transfer speeds of 80Gbps. It is twice as fast as Thunderbolt 4’s ability to transfer data. According to the leak, Thunderbolt 5 will also use “PAM-3 modulation technology,” a new data transmission technology that allows for greater bandwidth capacity than existing methods.
When we can see the full specifications of Thunderbolt 5, there is no information about it yet. Intel unveiled Thunderbolt 4 in January last year and released the full specifications for the standard in July 2020. It will likely take months, perhaps years, before Intel is ready to talk a little more about Thunderbolt 5 officially. Since the release of Thunderbolt 3 in 2015, Thunderbolt connectors have been compatible with USB-C connectors, which is also true of Thunderbolt 5.
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