With the introduction of Thunderbolt 3 in July, Intel has come up with an interesting solution for upgrading your old Laptops and PCs without the need of replacing it with a newer model. You just need to buy an Intel Thunderbolt 3 box that consists of three USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI ports, ethernet, external radio and two display ports that can support 4K monitors.
The box also comes with an external AMD Radeon R9 M385 graphics chip built-in and allows you to connect an even high-end external third-party graphics card like AMD R9 200 series to convert your laptop into a powerful graphics. For eg., if you need to play FIFA 16 on your 6-year-old laptop, you just cannot. However, buying a Thunderbolt 3 and connecting it with your laptop makes it possible.
Apart from the external Graphics card, Thunderbold 3 features USB Type-C port bringing very high data speeds and the flexibility of its underlying PCI-Express protocol. The Thunderbolt 3 will go on sale starting the end of this year.
|Max Channel Bandwidth||40Gbps (Full Duplex)|
|Max Cable Bandwidth||80Gbps|
|USB At Devices||Yes, Built Into Alpine Ridge Controller|
|Power||15W + Up To 100W USB PD (Optional)|
|Passive Cable Option||Yes (20Gbps)|
|Interface Port||USB Type-C|