Apple makes Thunderbolt 2 official, offers 4K video transfer and display at 20Gbps

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Apple makes Thunderbolt 2 official, offers 4K video transfer and display at 20Gbps

Intel’s next-generation of Thunderbolt, initially revealed in the National Association of Broadcasters conference in April underneath the codename Falcon Ridge, has now been formally named Thunderbolt 2 by the organization.

Apple stated inside a blog publish on Tuesday that Thunderbolt 2 doubles the bandwidth within the original Thunderbolt, and can enable 4K video file transfer and display concurrently. “It’s achieved by mixing the 2 formerly independent 10Gbps channels into one 20Gbps bi-directional funnel that supports data and/or display,” explains the organization.

“By mixing 20Gbps bandwidth with DisplayPort 1.2 support, Thunderbolt 2 creates a completely new thought process about 4K workflows, particularly the opportunity to support raw 4K video transfer and knowledge delivery presently,” stated Intel’s Marketing Director for Thunderbolt, Jason Ziller.

Thunderbolt 2 is backwards suitable for current cables and connectors, and it is set to escape into products through the finish of 2013 in front of a 2014 increase. See: iTV rumours: Apple’s 4K Ultra HD tv to reach late 2013 or early 2014

Thunderbolt, that is quicker than rival USB 3.0’s 5Gbps, was created by Apple and Apple at the begining of 2011 and are available in nearly all Apple’s current Mac products.

See also:

New Mac Pro at WWDC… or this fall, Thunderbolt expansion along with other details leak

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