USB Type-C becomes truly universal as Intel aligns the latest Thunderbolt standard with USB’s new reversible port. CNET editor Dong Ngo explains USB-C and Thunderbolt and the significance of these peripheral standards. USB C; Thunderbolt 3; Thunderbolt 2; Thunderbolt 1; Display Port 1.
For Thunderbolt and Lightning, USB-C is very, very frightening. Thunderbolt, 10Gbps data transfer rate, etc. The key reason that we’re only just getting wider adoption is that the latest version of Thunderbolt uses the USB Type-C connector. Intel’s incredibly fast Thunderbolt switches to USB-C connector.
I’m not entirely clear on Thunderbolt vs DisplayPort. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices.
A single cable now provides four times the data . Thunderbolt will use the USB Type-C connector. Power draw was also increased to a maximum of 1.