Intel Reveals Thunderbolt 5 With 120Gbps Bi-Directional Bandwidth

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

Intel announces Thunderbolt 5, the next generation of Thunderbolt data transfer protocol, with significant improvements in connectivity and bandwidth. Thunderbolt promises up to 120Gbps speed with Bandwidth Boost and support for 240W charging. Primarily, Intel targets the new technology toward content creators, gamers, and professionals who deal with hundreds of gigabytes of data every day.

Thunderbolt 5 Specifications

Currently, the best wired data transfer protocol is Thunderbolt 4, which provides up to 40Gbps of bi-directional data. However, Thunderbolt can provide data transfer speeds of up to 80Gbps and 120Gbps with Bandwidth Boost. Both content creators and professionals can benefit from such high speeds while moving large files or relaying their content on a high-resolution external display.

Thunderbolt 5 by Intel

Thunderbolt 5 can also support multiple 8K monitors, displays with up to 540Hz refresh rate for gamers, and three 4K monitors at up to 144Hz refresh rate. It also facilitates two times more bandwidth for external SSDs, eGFX, creator tools, and other tasks requiring more bandwidth. Further, it is compatible with the latest industry standards, including USB4 V2, Display Port 2.1, and PCl Express Gen 4, along with support for previous versions.

Intel mentions in the press release that Thunderbolt 5 will ensure that modern PC users can enjoy the highest-quality visuals and immersive gameplay experience with low latency. However, computers and laptops based on Thunderbolt 5 will start arriving in the market next year, in 2024. In addition, we should also see accessories like monitors, storage drives, and docks with the new technology soon.

You can follow Smartprix on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and Google News. Visit for the most recent newsreviews, and tech guides

Shikhar MehrotraShikhar Mehrotra
A tech enthusiast at heart, Shikhar Mehrotra has been writing news since college for an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Over the last four years, he has worked with several national and international publications, including Republic World, and ScreenRant, writing news, how-to explainers, smartphone comparisons, reviews, and list-type articles. When he is not working, Shikhar likes to click pictures, make videos for his YouTube channel, and watch the American sitcom Friends.

Related Articles

ImageSnapdragon 8 Gen 3 Geekbench Scores Surface Ahead Of Launch

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC is about to launch soon, and ahead of the official announcement by Qualcomm, the Geekbench Vulkan benchmark scores of the chipset have leaked on the internet. They suggest a significantly improved gaming performance as compared to the current generation chipsets on flagship Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. …

ImageUSB4 announced with 40 Gbps Speed, Thunderbolt 3 Protocol Support, and Improved Power Delivery

The specifications of next generation of USB technology has been declared by the USB Promoter Group. USB4 is compatible with Intel’s Thunderbolt protocol and will offer data transfer rates of up to 40 Gbps. The group would be publishing the detailed spec sheet in mid-2019. For now, let’s see what improvements it brings to the …

ImageUSB 4 version 2.0 announced with twice the bandwidth than original USB4

If you were admiring faster data speeds, check out the latest USB 4 version 2.0 which brings a wholesome upgrade over the original standard with an 80Gbps bandwidth from the previous generation 40Gbps. Announced by the USB Promoter Group spearheaded by Apple, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Texas Instruments, STMicroelectronics, and Renesas Electronics. Here’s more about the …

ImageSamsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 & Watch 6 Series Pre-Order Offers leaked: Galaxy Z Fold 5 Accessories revealed

Samsung is all set to host the Galaxy Unpacked Event Part 2 on 26th July wherein the brand will launch next-generation foldables Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 along with Galaxy Watch 6 Series, Galaxy Tab S9 Series and a new set of TWS buds. The event will be held …

ImageSamsung Galaxy Unpacked: Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 Launch Date Revealed

After launching the flagship Samsung Galaxy S23 Series in early 2023, Samsung is now all set to host the Part 2 of its Unpacked Event next month. The brand has announced that it will host its 27th Galaxy Unpacked Event later in July 2023. The next generation of foldables, namely the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold …


Be the first to leave a comment.