back to article Lovely new dongles and lusciously lengthy cables are Intel's new offerings

Intel has revealed the specs for Thunderbolt 4.0 and spruiked its ability to power really impressive dongles connected by long cables. That opening isn’t a nark job: it’s a recount of Intel’s ShinyHappy™ launch video that suggests the main virtue of the updated protocol is that it can now power docks that have four Thunderbolt …

  1. prismatics

    TB4 is kindof Fake.

    It doesn’t bring any urgently needed speed bump and Apple supports everything TB4 supports with TB3 chips already.

    Originally, TB4 was a fake Intel released with Tiger Lake at CES2020 because they were caught with their pants down shortly after AMD released their wildly successful Renoir notebook processors and didn’t have anything new to show.

    Ignore it and wait for TB5.

    1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: TB4 is kindof Fake.

      Ignore it and wait for TB5.

      Isn't it still in orbit?

      1. Annihilator Silver badge
        Pint

        Re: TB4 is kindof Fake.

        Oh bravo sir. In fact, you might say, FAB.

      2. big_D Silver badge
        Coat

        Re: TB4 is kindof Fake.

        Waiting for TB5 to hit the ground? (running)

        Mine's the one with the keys to a pink Rolls Royce in the pocket, "yes m'Lady."

        1. Korev Silver badge
          Coat

          Re: TB4 is kindof Fake.

          Where will you Parker?

          1. Graham Dawson Silver badge

            Re: TB4 is kindof Fake.

            Round the back.

    2. DS999

      Re: TB4 is kindof Fake.

      Is TB even seeing much usage outside of the Apple world? It isn't like people are going to say "oh I can't buy that AMD laptop because look Intel's newest ones support TB4!"

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    nVidia is now worth more than Intel

    Wow. nVidia can thank its lucky stars that this funny money hoopla has taken advantage of its hardware and paid real money for it.

    First Intel lost time with the transition to .13, then AMD started eating its lunch, now this.

    I wonder what, if anything, Intel can do to stop the bleeding.

    1. NeilPost Bronze badge

      Re: nVidia is now worth more than Intel

      They still have an ARM licence from the acquisition of DEC processor business like a gazillion years ago.... which they flogged on to Marvell.

      20 years ago Intel StrongARM/XScale was the mobile market leader.

      Schadenfreude writ large.

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