Intel has this week announced the launch of its next generation of Thunderbolt connectivity previously codenamed Falcon Ridge and now uninspiringly named Thunderbolt 2.
However even with a unoriginal name the new Thunderbolt 2 technology offers some pretty impressive connection speeds as you can imagine. Offering 4K video file transfer and display simultaneously, and Thunderbolt 2 enables video streaming to a single 4K video monitor or to dual QHD monitors if required.
The new Thunderbolt 2 technology is backward compatible with the existing Thunderbolt technology currently available and Jason Ziller, Marketing Director for Thunderbolt at Intel, explained:
“By combining 20Gbs bandwidth with DisplayPort 1.2 support, Thunderbolt 2 creates an entirely new way of thinking about 4K workflows, specifically the ability to support raw 4K video transfer and data delivery concurrently,”-“And our labs aren’t stopping there, as demand for video and rich data transfer just continues to rise exponentially.”
Intel explained that the new Thunderbolt 2 technology will enable user to create, edit, and view live 4K video streams from a computer to a monitor over a single cable.