Third-Gen Thunderbolt Chip Slated for 2Q13 Release

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GREAT! Now I can use all my thunderbolt devises like..............................................
 

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[citation][nom]vafik[/nom]GREAT! Now I can use all my thunderbolt devises like..............................................[/citation]
external SSDs in RAID 0 without bottleneck http://www.anandtech.com/show/5956/qnaps-jtb400-a-byod-4bay-thunderbolt-enclosure
Ultra high resolution displays http://www.apple.com/displays/
daisy-chain multiple high resolution displays
High end camera like Red One http://www.red.com/products/red-one and http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpresscard34thunderbolt.html

Unless they are able to put TCP/IP through it to replace in-home Ethernet there really isnt a whole lot of practical applications yet
 

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[citation][nom]vafik[/nom]GREAT! Now I can use all my thunderbolt devises like..............................................[/citation]

Being able to connect 3 displays to one laptop is pretty awesome.
 

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Will take a while to penetrate the market.
CDs took a while, DVDs did...USB did.

I just hope the connectors are easier to -blindly- insert than USB. I still get mine wrong more often than the 50% statistical value.
 

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Wish there were more devices for thunderbolt. It would let laptops do crazy things.

Imagine a laptop with an external graphics card that can hook up to 3 monitors. You could pop in your external data RAID and move things between your fast laptop SSD and your 6 TB of disk storage. Your thunderbolt display (at 2560*1600 of course) would double as a laptop dock and have ports for ethernet, audio, usb, etc (Apple has a display that is close to doing that).

The price of the chip needs to drop!

 

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[citation][nom]caedenv[/nom]Unless they are able to put TCP/IP through it to replace in-home Ethernet there really isnt a whole lot of practical applications yet[/citation]

Yeah that's what I've been hoping for because 10 GbE is still pretty expensive, and SSDs already saturate GbE. meh.
 

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Back in May, the first Thunderbolt-compatible motherboards entered the PC market including the Asus P8Z77-V Premium, the MSI Z77A-GD80 and the Intel DZ77RE-75K. Unnamed sources said that Thunderbolt would become one of the key specifications that motherboard makers will be competing with in the second half of 2012. Yet due to the current price of Thunderbolt chips, non-Intel chipmakers won't be able to make a profit from the technology, as most can only develop products such as Thunderbolt adapter chips.
Intel beats it's chest and flaunts once again...
(not sure if that is a good thing..)
 
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No thank you, active cables, i never want to touch the stuff.

I was interested in light peak (sorry thunderbolt) when it was fibre, however thats not what we got. We got same ol same ol cable, no thanks!
 

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[citation][nom]caedenv[/nom]external SSDs in RAID 0 without bottleneck http://www.anandtech.com/show/5956 [...] -enclosureUltra high resolution displays http://www.apple.com/displays/daisy-chain multiple high resolution displaysHigh end camera like Red One http://www.red.com/products/red-one and http://www.sonnettech.com/product/ [...] rbolt.htmlUnless they are able to put TCP/IP through it to replace in-home Ethernet there really isnt a whole lot of practical applications yet[/citation]

Because I have any of that equipment or have any plans to in the future.
 

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[citation][nom]chromonoid[/nom]You are just being stupid, if apple comes up with a ultra efficient fuel, are going to say "oh, i wont use it because i dont have money to pay for an apple product and i am not hipster"... moron.[/citation]
dont have money to pay for an apple product and i am not hipster"... moron.[/citation]

If Apple came up with an ultra efficient fuel, they'd charge out the nose for it.
 

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2.4e+32 (is that the right answer.?)
 
$25. Then why in the heck are external hard drives with Thunderbolt so blasted expensive compared to their exact non Thunderbolt counterparts?

Also why aren't any of the cheaper motherboards made with Thunderbolt? I don't need all the other wiz bang features making a $300+ motherboard. Just take a $100 board add Thunderbolt and sell it for $130 to allow for 20% profit on the Thunderbolt chip.

Although this is all academic. I was excited about Lightpeak when it was touted as fiber optic and a replacement of all connectors with cheap fiber optic cables. With dreams of wiring my house with fiber for cheap 10gb networking. Alas none of that was true the cables are damn expensive, short and not even fiber; and it does not replace all ports (cough* Ethernet cough*).
 

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[citation][nom]CaedenV[/nom]That's how we got USB.... you can't exactly say that was a failure.[/citation]
Um, i think you misunderstood, i meant apple didn't develop thunderbolt. Intel did. They (Apple) just put it into their devices. USB wasn't developed by Apple either. I think you meant FireWire? :O

[citation][nom]chromonoid[/nom]You are just being stupid, if apple comes up with a ultra efficient fuel, are going to say "oh, i wont use it because i dont have money to pay for an apple product and i am not hipster"... moron.[/citation]
Cool story bro.
 

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[citation][nom]molo9000[/nom]Being able to connect 3 displays to one laptop is pretty awesome.[/citation]

With My 17inch Asus laptop, I can connect 6 30 inch displays to the Eyefinity card from ATI using micro Display port connectors....... I don't see how thunderbolt is anything more than a fancy over priced USB connection..... now for external RAID's and storage, maybe.
 
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