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thunderbolt

1. a flash of lightning accompanying thunder
2. (in mythology) the destructive weapon wielded by several gods, esp the Greek god Zeus
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thunderbolt

[′thən·dər‚bōlt]
(geophysics)
In mythology, a lightning flash accompanied by a material bolt or dart and which causes great damage; it is still used as a popular term for a single lightning discharge accompanied by thunder.
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Thunderbolt

A peripheral interface from Intel introduced in 2011. First used on a MacBook Pro laptop, Thunderbolt provides simultaneous transfer of DisplayPort graphics for the monitor and PCI Express data for storage and other devices. Thunderbolt 3 added USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity.

Up to six peripherals can be connected in a daisy chain, providing an expansive external interface over one port. However, computers generally have several Thunderbolt ports. See DisplayPort, PCI Express and USB.

Thunderbolt 4
In 2020, Thunderbolt 4 is expected to have the same speed as Thunderbolt 3 but also support USB 4. Following are the Thunderbolt generations, and each is backward compatible with the previous one. See Thunderbolt Display and Thunderbolt Bridge.
 DataTB       Rate   ---Interfaces---   Port Gen     (GBps)  DP    PCIe   USB   Type

 1 (2011)  10   v1.1a  v2 x4        mDP
 2 (2013)  20   v1.2   v2 x4        mDP
 3 (2015)  40   v1.2   v3 x4  3.1   USB-C
 4 (2020)  40   v1.3   v3 x4  4     USB-C



Mini DisplayPort (mDP)
Thunderbolt 1 and 2 use the Mini DisplayPort plug and socket; however, Thunderbolt 3 switched to USB-C (see USB Type C).







Thunderbolt on a Desktop Mac
Two of the six Thunderbolt ports are used on this 2nd-generation Mac Pro. The black cable delivers DisplayPort to the monitor, and the orange cable transfers data between an external drive over PCI Express. See Mac Pro.
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