USB 4 is here, and is essentially Thunderbolt 3

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  • Reply 41 of 43
    ITGUYINSD said:
    What would someone connect that needs 40Gbps?  Seems the standards are increasing faster than the devices one connects to it.
    That's the point, the port has to be faster than peripherals so you won't hit the bottleneck.

    That said, 4 lanes of PCIe still limits eGPUs.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 42 of 43
    frank777 said:
    melgross said:
    We hope. The problem is that there are a lot of makers of cables out there, and over the years, a number that were rated at certain levels turned out to not meet the standards. People don’t know what they’re getting. So I expect, as always, to see cables labeled as to a particular capacity, either in power transmission, or in data speed, to not meet the specs, with the customer not knowing it.

    Isn't there now a big problem with malware (from both bad actors and government spooks) being embedded in smart cables?

    As with Android v iPhone, the masses will buy the cheapest cables with the massive security holes/quality issues, and the discerning customer will pay a bit more for a better experience. Other than sticking to trusted brands, I'm not sure what else could be done here.

    Counterfeiters are very sophisticated nowadays, so protecting the retail channel from all rogue cables is going to be hard to do.
    That's why security updates are important.  Actually, doing some baseline defenses will eliminate most of the issue, something people normally don't care about.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 43 of 43
    ITGUYINSD said:
    What would someone connect that needs 40Gbps?  Seems the standards are increasing faster than the devices one connects to it.
    8K video files are huge. Try backing up a 12TB drive over 10Gbps, 20Gbps and 40Gbps and see what you prefer.
    watto_cobra
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