USB4 promises faster speeds and less confusing names for your cables


Yesterday, USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) – a group that oversees USB standards – announced the USB4 protocol, which is capable of handling data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps – that’s four times more than USB 3.1’s transfer capacity. That’s great if you’ve compatible storage devices, or displays connected to your system. Plus, the USB4 protocol will also support charging at 100 watts of power, and running two 4K displays at 60Hz (or one 5K display). It’s also backwards compatible with USB 3.2, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt 3 hosts and devices. Also, keep in mind that the name’s USB4 and not USB 4.0. I’m…

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