Intel integrates PCI Express 3.0 with Thunderbolt to enhance speeds

Intel confirms that it is working on a fresh upgrade for its Thunderbolt interconnection port with support of the latest PCI Express 3.0. Thunderbolt is an interface to connect peripherals with computers for ultra-fast data transfer. The chip maker is now working to take Thunderbolt’s transfer speed to a new level with the integration of PCIe 3.0.

Intel to integrate PCI Express 3.0 with Thunderbolt
Intel to integrate PCI Express 3.0 with Thunderbolt

Intel’s spokesman Dave Salvator officially exposed the new plan of the company. However, he hasn’t mentioned when it will come into being. The current Thunderbolt port makes use of PCIe 2 for data transfer. Fasten your computer response using an Intel core i7 supported motherboard and an 8GB computer memory.Upgrading to PCIe 3 will shoot up data transfer speed from the current 5 gigatransfers per second to 8 gigatransfers per second. PCIe 3 will also reinforce the inter-transfer capability of the Thunderbolt.

Intel launched its Thunderbolt data transfer standard early last year in association with Apple. The Cupertino tech maker first introduced Thunderbolt on its Mac computers. Many other tech makers including Lenovo have later accepted the technology. The current Thunderbolt port is blazingly faster that it can transfer a full-length HD movie from an external device to the computer in less than 30 odd seconds. Integration of PCIe 3.0 will make it even more stable and faster, Intel brags.

Intel is already working to incorporate PCI Express 3.0 at the chipset level. The company recently announced that its Xeon E5 chip as featuring the PCIe 3.0 in the processor. As well, Intel’s third generation Ivy Bridge chips will also support PCI Express 3.0 for more and robust connectivity features.

Via: PCWorld/NetWorkWorld

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