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 bandwith 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 bandwith 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.

Aspire R13

ACER

Aspire R13

Aspire Switch 12S

ACER

Aspire Switch 12S

Aspire V15 Nitro

ACER

Aspire V15 Nitro

Aspire V17 Nitro

ACER

Aspire V17 Nitro

Predator 15

ACER

Predator 15

Predator 17

ACER

Predator 17

Predator 17x

ACER

Predator 17x

TravelMate P648

ACER

TravelMate P648

Maximus VIII Extreme

ASUS

Maximus VIII Extreme

ROG G501VW

ASUS

ROG G501VW

ROG G752VL

ASUS

ROG G752VL

ROG G752VT

ASUS

ROG G752VT

ROG G752VY

ASUS

ROG G752VY

ROG GX700VO

ASUS

ROG GX700VO

Z170-PREMIUM

ASUS

Z170-PREMIUM

ZenBook PRO UX501VW

ASUS

ZenBook PRO UX501VW

Alienware 13

DELL

Alienware 13

Alienware 15

DELL

Alienware 15

Alienware 17

DELL

Alienware 17

Latitude 15 E5570

DELL

Latitude 15 E5570

Latitude 12 2-in-1 7275

DELL

Latitude 12 2-in-1 7275

Latitude 13 7370

DELL

Latitude 13 7370

Precision 15 3000 Series (3510)

DELL

Precision 15 3000 Series (3510)

Precision 15 5000 Series (5510)

DELL

Precision 15 5000 Series (5510)

Precision 15 7000 Series (7510)

DELL

Precision 15 7000 Series (7510)

Precision 17 7000 Series (7710)

DELL

Precision 17 7000 Series (7710)

XPS 12 2-in-1

DELL

XPS 12 2-in-1

XPS 13

DELL

XPS 13

XPS 15

DELL

XPS 15

GAX99P-SLI

GIGABYTE

GAX99P-SLI

GA-X170-EXTREME

GIGABYTE

GA-X170-EXTREME

GA-Z170XGaming 1

GIGABYTE

GA-Z170XGaming 1

GA-Z170XGaming 7

GIGABYTE

GA-Z170XGaming 7

GA-Z170X Gaming 7-EU

GIGABYTE

GA-Z170X Gaming 7-EU

GA-Z170XGaming GT

GIGABYTE

GA-Z170XGaming GT

GAZ170X-UD5 TH

GIGABYTE

GAZ170X-UD5 TH

GB-BSi5T-6200

GIGABYTE

GB-BSi5T-6200

GB-BSi5HT-6200

GIGABYTE

GB-BSi5HT-6200

GB-BSi7T-6500

GIGABYTE

GB-BSi7T-6500

GB-BSi7HT-6500

GIGABYTE

GB-BSi7HT-6500

EliteBook Folio

HP

EliteBook Folio

Elite X2 1012G1

HP

Elite X2 1012G1

Spectre

HP

Spectre

Z1 G3 Workstation

HP

Z1 G3 Workstation

ZBook 15G3

HP

ZBook 15G3

ZBook Studio Mobile Workstation

HP

ZBook Studio Mobile Workstation

NUC NUC6i7KYK

INTEL®

NUC NUC6i7KYK

IdeaPad Y900

LENOVO

IdeaPad Y900

ThinkPad P50

LENOVO

ThinkPad P50

ThinkPad P70

LENOVO

ThinkPad P70

proGS40 Gaming Notebookduct

MSI

GS40 Gaming Notebook

GS60 Gaming Notebook

MSI

GS60 Gaming Notebook

GT72 Gaming Notebook

MSI

GT72 Gaming Notebook

GT80 Gaming Notebook

MSI

GT80 Gaming Notebook

Vortex G65

MSI

Vortex G65

WS60 Workstation Notebook

MSI

WS60 Workstation Notebook

WS60 Workstation Notebook

MSI

WS60 Workstation Notebook

WT72 Workstation Notebook

MSI

WT72 Workstation Notebook

The New Razer Blade

RAZER

The New Razer Blade

Razer Blade Stealth

RAZER

Razer Blade Stealth

S11

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.

Graphic Dock

ACER

Graphic Dock

Thunder3 Duo Pro

AKiTiO

Thunder3 Duo Pro

Thunder3 PCIe SSD

AKiTiO

Thunder3 PCIe SSD

Thunder3 Quad

AKiTiO

Thunder3 Quad

T3T Adapter

AKiTiO

T3T Adapter

Thunderbolt™ Dock

DELL

Thunderbolt™ Dock

Zbook Dock with Thunderbolt™ 3

HP

Zbook Dock with Thunderbolt™ 3

12big Thunderbolt™ 3

LACIE

12big Thunderbolt™ 3

Thunderbolt™ 3 Docking Station

PLUGABLE

Thunderbolt™ 3 Docking Station

External Graphics Dock

RAZER CORE

External Graphics Dock

Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe Flash Drive

SONNET FUSION

Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe Flash Drive

Thunderbolt™ 3 Docking Station

STARTECH.COM

Thunderbolt™ 3 Docking Station

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CABLES & ADAPTERS

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

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter

AKiTiO

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter

40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 cable (0.5m)

AKiTiO

40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 cable (0.5m)

Thunderbolt™ 3 (20 Gbps) USB-C Cable-1m

Kanex

Thunderbolt™ 3 (20 Gbps) USB-C Cable-1m

Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable-0.5m

Kanex

Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable-0.5m

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter

Kanex

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter

Dual DisplayPort Adapter

Startech.com

Dual DisplayPort Adapter

Dual HDMI Adapter

Startech.com

Dual HDMI Adapter

Thunderbolt™ 3 (20 Gbps) USB-C Cable-1m

Startech.com

Thunderbolt™ 3 (20 Gbps) USB-C Cable-1m

Thunderbolt™ 3 (20 Gbps) USB-C Cable-2m

Startech.com

Thunderbolt™ 3 (20 Gbps) USB-C Cable-2m

Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable-0.5m

StarTech.com

Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable-0.5m

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter

StarTech.com

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter


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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