People who are new to laptops don’t know what the USB-C port is, nor what Thunderbolt is. They only know that MACBOOK PRO has a Thunderbolt 3 port. Simply put, the Thunderbolt interface is an alternative to USB TYPE-C
What is the Thunderbolt3.0?
Next, let’s take a look at the technical specifications of Thunderbolt 3.0
1. Thunderbolt 3 support-Thunderbolt, USB, DisplayPort (DP) and Power Delivery (PD) protocols on the USB-C connector.
2. The Thunderbolt 3 interface uses the USB TYPE-C standard.
3. Up to 40Gbps data transmission speed-twice as fast as the Raiden 2 generation.
4. Two-way dual protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort).
5. Four-channel PCIe Gen 3 allows the video card to be externally connected to a notebook computer to increase processing power.
6. Eight-channel DP1.2 (HBR2 and MST)-supports two 4K displays at 60Hz or a single 5K display at 60Hz.
7. USB 3.1 Gen2 data support (10 Gbps)-compatible with existing USB devices and cables.
8. DP1.2-Compatible with existing DisplayPort displays, equipment and cables. Users can connect DVI, HDMI and VGA monitors through an adapter.
9. Network-Built-in 10GbE full-duplex (two-way bidirectional flow) connection between computers.
10. Daisy Chaining can link up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
Raiden 3 integrated function
Raiden 3 specifications