Intel Announces Thunderbolt 5 With 120 Gbps Bandwidth Boost

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 12 September 2023 at 09:36 AM EDT. 44 Comments
Intel today announced Thunderbolt 5 as their next-gen Thunderbolt standard that will allow 80 Gbps of bi-directional bandwidth or a "Bandwidth Boost" mode of up to 120 Gbps.

Intel announced their next-gen Thunderbolt standard today that can provide up to three times more bandwidth, built on USB4 V2 / PCIe Gen 4 / DisplayPort 2.1, and is compatible with prior versions of Thunderbolt and USB. Thunderbolt 5 will be capable of supporting multiple 8K displays, up to 540Hz refresh rate, and up to three 4K displays at 144Hz.

Intel slide on Thunderbolt 5

The first Thunderbolt 5 controller is codenamed Barlow Ridge and is expected to ship in 2024.

Intel slide on Thunderbolt 5

More details on the early Thunderbolt 5 details via
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