Intel emulates Ethernet connection over Thunderbolt with 10Gbps speeds

By Shawn Knight
Apr 8, 2014
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  1. Intel is taking Thunderbolt 2 technology a step further with the addition of Thunderbolt Networking. As the name suggests, this is a new way to directly connect computers using a standard Thunderbolt cable that emulates an Ethernet connection environment and...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT ex-starfish Posts: 2,263   +691

    Why not just implement proper P2P support for Thunderbolt and avoid all the hassle of the additional Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapters?
  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,210   +952

    Thunderbolt is seriously showing some potential.
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Booster Posts: 753   +145

    Because that would make too much sense.

    And that's not how things work around here =D
  5. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,039   +159

    So in essence 10gbps LAN? LAN gaming party!
  6. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Enthusiast Posts: 351   +53

    Sorry, I'd take CAT7 over Thunderbolt any day.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 7,182   +1,843

    I have the impression that is exactly what they are doing. It said emulate not adapt. Besides if they adapted, the Ethernet network would be a bottleneck and you wouldn't see a speed improvement.
  8. Can't wait for SSD to catch up with that speed!

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