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USB4 to integrate Thunderbolt3, making TB3 connectivity the default for USB4 devices  


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Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

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I wonder if we will have a high end mini eGPU capable of driving a TB3 display by then?

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Cool and all, but where's PCIe 4 lol.. Would be great for eGPUs bandwidth-wise.

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Funny.. this picture could come from my machine. I have exactly those two cables in my MBP.


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Let's see if this milestone will go forward bringing user friendly devices or it's just another greedy industry move.
Time will tell, not expecting much from Intel, even if lately it came back to its main job: bring semiconductor inovations.

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post about USB4 spec being released. I'm not sure how I missed it..

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