Thunderbolt 3

Intel demonstrated a Tiger Lake system on stage in their CES 2020 keynote yesterday. One of the interesting aspects was the teaser of Thunderbolt 4, with a mention of it offering four times the speed of USB 3. After reaching out to Intel for additional details, it appears that they are not ready yet to share more information. Intel did confirm that that they were referencing USB 3.2 Gen 2 - the 10 Gbps version - in the keynote presentation. This means that the peak speeds (40 Gbps) are not changing relative to Thunderbolt 3. Given that the Thunderbolt 3 specifications have been donated to USB-IF for USB 4.0, it appears likely that Thunderbolt 4 may be a push for Intel certification of certain Type-C...

Plugable Launches TBT3-UDZ: A Comprehensive Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C Docking Station

Plugable is introducing three new products at CES 2020, and the most interesting of the three happens to be the Titan Ridge-based TBT3-UDZ Docking Station with a 100W power...

0 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2020

CES 2020: Lenovo Goes eGFX with Legion BoostStation Box

With high-end laptops like the ThinkPad X1 Extreme and Legion Y720, Lenovo has been addressing mobile gamers a couple of years now. These machines deliver enough horsepower for usage...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/5/2020

The ASRock X570 Aqua: A $1000 Ryzen Halo Motherboard Reviewed

One of the most important aspects surrounding performance on AMD's Ryzen 3000 series is temperature. It is no secret that the AMD 7nm chips run somewhat warmer than previous...

79 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/19/2019

Kensington’s SD5500T TB3/USB-C Hybrid Docking Station: Titan Ridge Inside

Kensington has introduced its new Thunderbolt 3 dock that is guaranteed to work with all USB Type-C hosts. The SD5500T docking station has nine popular ports, which woukd be...

21 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

OWC Launches ThunderBay 4 Mini DAS: 4 SATA Bays With SoftRAID, Up to 1.5 GB/s

OWC has introduced a new small form factor high performance, high redundancy DAS for the professional market. The ThunderBay 4 Mini incorporates 4 2.5-inch storage bays, allowing it to...

29 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2019

GIGABYTE Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box: Liquid-Cooled TB3 eGFX Box

GIGABYTE has introduced a new Thunderbolt 3 eGFX box that promises to be one of the most powerful eGPUs on the market. The Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2019

Seagate Reveals FireCuda Gaming Dock: TB3 Dock With 4 TB HDD & M.2 NVMe SSD Bay

Seagate has introduced its first Thunderbolt 3 docking solution designed specifically for laptop gamers. Seagate’s FireCuda Gaming Dock includes a hard drive, an M.2 SSD slot, and features a...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2019

OWC Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 and Plugable TBT3-NVME2TB Portable SSDs Review

Portable SSDs with NVMe-based internal drives and a Thunderbolt 3 interface are the fastest bus-powered storage devices currently available in the market. We have been following this market since...

20 by Ganesh T S on 11/12/2019

OWC’s Intros Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock with 10 GbE, USB 3.0, eSATA, Card Readers & More

Having released multiple docking stations for working in studios and offices, OWC this week introduced a new dock designed for digital imaging technicians who need a vast collection of...

13 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2019

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock / DAS Combo: TB3, up to 28 TB, USB 3.0, DP, GbE, SD

OWC has started sales of its new DAS device that can also serve as a Thunderbolt 3 dock. The Mercury Elite Pro Dock is aimed at creative professionals with...

14 by Anton Shilov on 10/15/2019

AMD + ITX + TB3? It's the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Motherboard Review

When it comes to small form factor systems, options are few and far between. For AMD's X570, out of the 35+ motherboards currently available, just four of them are...

59 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/9/2019

MSI's Motherboard Refresh for Cascade: Three New Professional X299 Offerings

On the back of Intel's upcoming launch of its HEDT Cascade Lake-X processors in November, MSI has unveiled three new X299 motherboards for content creators, and professional users. The...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/8/2019

GIGABYTE Unveils Three New 'X299X' Motherboards For Cascade Lake-X

Back at Computex 2019, GIGABYTE had three new models of motherboards on display. These new motherboards at the time were almost mistaken for next-generation Intel boards, with GIGABYTE quickly...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/3/2019

HP Launches Their S430c 43.4-Inch Ultrawide Curved Display

Along with their new Elite Dragonfly notebook, today HP is also rolling out its first ultra-wide curved display, which is being aimed at replacing dual-display setups used by business...

20 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2019

PowerColor's External Behemoth: The 750 Watt TBX-750FA eGFX Box, With 100 W Power Delivery

Tul, the parent company of PowerColor, currently has two external graphics (eGFX) boxes for high-end graphics cards, as well as low-power miniature eGFX solutions. Both sides of the coin...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/20/2019

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3: The Small Motherboard with a Side of Everything

During Computex 2019, ASRock announced its upcoming X570 range ready for the launch of AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors. One of the motherboard highlights of the show was the...

37 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/18/2019

Intel's X299 Goes Extreme, GIGABYTE X299G Xtreme Waterforce With 10G LAN, 16-Phase VRM

At Computex 2019, GIGABYTE unveiled a couple of new motherboards on Intel's X299 chipset in lieu of the new refreshed Skylake-X processors expected later this year. The GIGABYTE X299G...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2019

ASRock’s Internal External GPU: No Box Needed

If you say ‘Thunderbolt GPU’, it makes it sound like a PCIe device with a Thunderbolt output. Rather than go in this direction, ASRock has developed a GPU +...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

Razer Launches Core X Chroma TB3 eGFX Enclosure: 700 W, GbE, USB

Razer has introduced a new enclosure for external graphics cards. The new Core X Chroma Thunderbolt 3 enclosure is compatible with bulky graphics cards, integrates a high-wattage power supply...

12 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2019

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