Thunderbolt Technology

The USB-C that does it all.

See how Thunderbolt™ 3 transforms
everything you do.

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A SINGLE PORT.

A UNIVERSE OF POSSIBILITIES.

Discover WHAT MAKES Thunderbolt™ 3

the single most advanced port available today.

Thunderbolt 3 Port

GO AT SUPERHERO SPEED

At 40 Gb/s, it's the fastest port available on a computer today

  • 8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x more video bandwidth than HDMI
  • Transfer a 4K movie in less than 30 seconds
  • Back up a year’s worth of continuous MP3s in five minutes
  • Plus, connect to any display, Thunderbolt, or USB device
480Mbps
USB 2.0
5Gb/s
USB 3.0
10Gb/s
USB 3.1
10Gb/s
THUNDERBOLT
20Gb/s
THUNDERBOLT 2
40Gb/s
THUNDERBOLT 3
(Includes USB 3.1)

EXPLORE how thunderbolt™ 3 will transform
everything you do

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LIMITLESS CONNECTIVITY

CONNECT TO EVERYTHING

  • Enjoy a new level of simplicity
  • For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, to every display1, and to billions of USB devices
Limitless Connectivity with Thunderbolt 3
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ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE

A single cable does it all with sweet efficiency

  • The most advanced single-cable docks available
  • Effortlessly dock to everything you need
  • Want even more? Daisy chain up to six devices from one port on your computer
  • Plus, charge up your laptop and devices quickly
Single Cable Docking with Thunderbolt 3
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PLAY IT YOUR WAY

DESKTOP LEVEL PERFORMANCE FROM A LIGHTWEIGHT NOTEBOOK WITH ONE SIMPLE CONNECTION

  • Connect external graphics and crush the latest games at optimum settings
  • Connect multiple displays for even more excitement
  • Access your game library with super fast storage
External Graphics with Thunderbolt 3
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MAKE SOME MAGIC

CREATE THE EASY WAY

  • Open up fresh possibilities for photo and video editing with external graphics
  • Connect a computer to super fast storage, one 5K or two 4K displays
  • 8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x more video bandwidth than HDMI
  • For multi-stream HD and 4K video, top speed means less time waiting, more time for you
Multi-stream HD and 4k video with Thunderbolt 3

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FEATURES & SPECS

Thunderbolt 3 reversable cable.

Thunderbolt™ 3 brings lightning speed and performance to USB-C, creating one thin, reversible compact port that delivers the fastest2, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device.

Compare Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1

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More Features & Specs

  • Thunderbolt™, USB, DisplayPort, and power on USB-C
  • USB-C connector and cables (small, reversible)
  • 40 Gb/s: Thunderbolt™ 3 – double the speed of Thunderbolt™ 2
    • - Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
    • - PCI Express Gen 3
    • - DisplayPort 1.2 – supports two 4K displays (4096 x 2160 30bpp @ 60 Hz)
  • USB 3.1 (10 Gb/s) – compatible with existing USB devices and cables
  • DisplayPort 1.2 – compatible with existing DisplayPort displays, devices, and cables
    • - Connect DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays via adapters
  • Power delivery
    • - Up to 100W system charging
    • - 15W to bus-powered devices
  • Thunderbolt™ Networking
    • - 10Gb Ethernet connection between computers
  • Daisy chain up to six devices
  • Lowest latency for PCI Express audio

LOOK FOR THE
THUNDERBOLT

LOOK FOR THE THUNDERBOLT

It's the best connection you'll make this year.

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PCs & MOTHERBOARDS

Get more out of everything you do. Thunderbolt 3 is available on notebooks, 2-in-1s, gaming systems, mini-PCs, All-in-Ones, and workstations. Build a Thunderbolt 3 desktop computer simply by using a motherboard with Thunderbolt 3.

Acer

Acer Aspire R 13

Acer

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

Acer

Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro

Acer

Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro

Acer

Acer Predator 15

Acer

Acer Predator 17

Acer

Acer Predator 17 X

Apple

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

ASUS

ASUS MAXIMUS-VIII-EXTREME

ASUS

ASUS ROG G701VO

ASUS

ASUS ROG G752VL

ASUS

ASUS ROG G752VT

ASUS

ASUS ROG G752VY

ASUS

ASUS ROG GL702VT

ASUS

ASUS ROG GX700VO

ASUS

ASUS X99-DELUXE II

ASUS

ASUS Z170-PREMIUM

ASUS

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW

ASUS

ROG G501VW

Clevo

Clevo P750DM

Clevo

Clevo P770DM

Clevo

Clevo P870DM

DELL

Dell Alienware 13

DELL

Dell Alienware 15

DELL

Dell Alienware 17

DELL

Dell Precision 15 3000 Series (3510)

DELL

Dell Precision 15 5000 Series (5510)

DELL

Dell Precision 15 7000 Series (7510)

DELL

Dell Precision 17 7000 Series (7710)

DELL

DELL XPS 12

DELL

DELL XPS 13

DELL

DELL XPS 15

Fujitsu

FUJITSU Workstation CELSIUS H760

GIGABYTE

GA-H170-DESIGNARE

GIGABYTE

GA-X170X-WS ECC

GIGABYTE

GA-X99-Designare EX

GIGABYTE

GA-Z170X-Designare

GIGABYTE

GA-Z170X-Gaming 7-EU

GIGABYTE

GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra

GIGABYTE

GA-Z270X-Gaming 7

GIGABYTE

GA-Z270X-Gaming 8

GIGABYTE

GA-Z270X-Gaming 9

GIGABYTE

GA-Z270X-UD5

GIGABYTE

GB-GZ1DTi7

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GA-X170-EXTREME ECC

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GA-X99P-SLI

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming G1

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming GT

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD5 TH

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GB-BSi5HT-6200

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GB-BSi5T-6200

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GB-BSi7HT-6500

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GB-BSi7T-6500

Intel

Intel NUC Kit NUC7i5BNH

Intel

Intel NUC Kit NUC7i5BNK

Intel

Intel NUC Kit NUC7i7BNH

Intel

Intel® NUC: NUC6i7KY

Lenovo

Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop

Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad P50

Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad P70

Lenovo

ThinkPad T470

Lenovo

ThinkPad T470s

Lenovo

ThinkPad T570

Lenovo

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Lenovo

ThinkPad Yoga 370

MSI

MSI GS40 Gaming Notebook

MSI

MSI GS60 Gaming Notebook

MSI

MSI GS63 Gaming Notebook

MSI

MSI GT72 Gaming Notebook

MSI

MSI GT80 Gaming Notebook

MSI

MSI Vortex G65 Gaming PC

MSI

MSI WS60 Workstation Notebook

MSI

MSI WT72 Workstation Notebook

Razer

Razer Blade

Razer

Razer Blade Pro

Razer

Razer Blade Stealth

Toshiba

Portege(R) X20W Convertible Notebook Series

VAIO Corporation

VAIO S11

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DEVICES

Connect to everything you need with a dock. Enjoy superfast Thunderbolt 3 data transfers, support for two 4K displays, and quick notebook charging. Discover a new level of high-performance gaming with external graphics. These are some of the amazing experiences you get when you purchase Thunderbolt devices.

Accusys

Accusys A12T3-Share

Accusys

Accusys Gamma 8

Akitio

AKiTiO Node

Akitio

AKiTiO T3T

Akitio

AKiTiO Thunder3 Duo Pro

Akitio

AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box

Akitio

AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe SSD

Akitio

AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad

Akitio

AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad mini

Apple

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

Areca Technology

ARC-8050T3-12

Areca Technology

ARC-8050T3-6

Areca Technology

ARC-8050T3-8

ASUS

ASUS ROG XG Station 2

ASUS

ASUS ThunderboltEX 3

ATTO Technology

ATTO ThunderLink® FC 3162 (SFP+)

ATTO Technology

ATTO ThunderLink® FC 3322 (SFP+)

ATTO Technology

ATTO ThunderLink® NQ 3401 (QSFP+)

ATTO Technology

ATTO ThunderLink® NQ 3402 (QSFP+)

ATTO Technology

ThunderLink® NS 3101 (SFP+)

ATTO Technology

ThunderLink® NS 3102 (SFP+)

BlackMagic Design

Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

BlackMagic Design

UltraStudio HD Mini

Cable Matters

Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter for Windows

CalDigit

CalDigit Thunderbolt™ Station 3 Lite

Delock

Delcok 62709 Adapter Thunderbolt™ 3 > Thunderbolt™

G-Technology

G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GC-ALPINE RIDGE

HighPoint Technologies, Inc

HighPoint RocketStor 6618A

HighPoint Technologies, Inc

RocketStor 6618T

HighPoint Technologies, Inc

RocketStor 6618T

LaCie

LaCie 12big Thunderbolt3

LaCie

Lacie 6big Thunderbolt3

LaCie

LaCie Bolt3

LaCie

LaCie d2 Thunderbolt3

LG Electronics

LG UltraFine 5K Display

Lintes Technology Co. Ltd

LINTES Thunderbolt 3 Baby Adapter

Lintes Technology Co. Ltd

LINTES Thunderbolt 3 Legacy Adapter

Netstor

Netstor NA333TB3

Other World Computing, Inc.

OWC Mercury Helios 3

Plugable Technologies

Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Adapter - TBT3-DP2X

Plugable Technologies

Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Dual HDMI Adapter - TBT3-HDMI2X

Promise

Pegasus3 RAID (R4/R6/R8)

Promise

SANLink3 F2

Promise

SANLink3 T1

Razer

Razer Core

Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Echo Express SE I - Thunderbolt 3 Edition

Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Echo Express SEL - Thunderbolt 3 Edition

Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Twin 10G™ SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition

Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Twin 10G™ Thunderbolt 3 Edition

StarTech.com

StarTech.com Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter - 4K 60 Hz

StarTech.com

StarTech.com Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Adapter - 4K 30Hz

StarTech.com

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter - Windows Only

TUL Corporation

DEVIL BOX

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CABLES & ADAPTERS

Connect to Thunderbolt™ 3 the easy way with a comprehensive selection of cables and adapters.

Akitio

AKiTiO 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable (0.5m)

Akitio

AKiTiO T3T

Apple

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

Cable Matters

Cable Matters 20 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable in Black 3.3 Feet / 1m

Cable Matters

Cable Matters 20 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable in Black 6.6 Feet / 2m

Cable Matters

Cable Matters 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable in Black 1.6 Feet / 0.5m

Cable Matters

Cable Matters 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable in Black 3.3 Feet / 1m

Cable Matters

Cable Matters 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable in Black 6.6 Feet / 2m

Cable Matters

Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter for Windows

Delock

Delock Thunderbolt™ 3 (20 Gb/s) cable 1.0M 1.5M 2.0M

Delock

Delock Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gb/s) cable 0.5M

Lintes Technology

Lintes Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gbps Cable - 0.5-meter

Lintes Technology Co. Ltd

LINTES Thunderbolt 3 2M 40Gbps Active Cable

Lintes Technology Co. Ltd

LINTES Thunderbolt 3 Baby Adapter

Lintes Technology Co. Ltd

LINTES Thunderbolt 3 Legacy Adapter

Plugable Technologies

Plugable 20Gbps Thunderbolt 3 1m Cable

Plugable Technologies

Plugable 20Gbps Thunderbolt 3 2m Cable

Plugable Technologies

Plugable 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 0.5m Cable

Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet 0.5m Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) Cable

Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet 1m Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) Cable

StarTech.com

StarTech.com 0.5m Thunderbolt 3 Cable

StarTech.com

StarTech.com 1m Thunderbolt 3 20Gbps Cable

StarTech.com

StarTech.com 2m Thunderbolt 3 20Gbps Cable


1 Thunderbolt™ 3 provides DisplayPort, which can natively connect to all displays with DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort, and via adapters can connect to all other modern display interfaces, including HDMI, DVI, and VGA.

2 As compared to other PC I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Must use a Thunderbolt-enabled device.

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