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According to Intel there are now 450 Thunderbolt 3 certified peripherals and there is an annual doubling of that number. The company expects significant growth through the integration in usb 4 and its processors.

Not only does the number of peripherals with Thunderbolt 3 double, but also the total number of PCs with the interface, according to Intel . In total there are more than four hundred different PCs with Thunderbolt 3. Intel announces the figures when it announces that the company has released the specification for the Thunderbolt protocol to the USB Promoter Group.

That USB organization announced on Monday that it would integrate the protocol into the usb 4 specification . This provides a maximum dual channel feed rate of 40 Gbit / s and support for various display protocols.

Together with the integration of Thunderbolt 3 into the next 10nm produced Ice Lake generation of Intel processors, the merging of usb 4 should lead to further growth of the interface. In any case, Intel emphasizes that it continues to strictly monitor the certification of Thunderbolt equipment and cables. Chip makers can make royalty-free chips that are compatible with the protocol by releasing the specification, which may cause prices for Thunderbolt 3 equipment to fall.

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