The time has come around again, and another USB standard is near us, ready to upgrade the ports and cabling of your devices in the years that are next. Now, so you would be more familiar to the USB 4 as it will soon be replacing the other types of USB, we will explain everything for you. We will be talking about the speed improvements that are in the pipeline and the new capabilities that Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 will borrow to it. That being the same port shape.
If you are not sure about where we are up to and want to get rid of the confusion, we must mention that the latest standard actually in use is USB 3.1, but not too many devices use it. One of them would be the latest MacBook Pro models. In terms of its technical aspects, the USB 3.2 standard has been confirmed, but it will not actually appear earlier than at the end of this year in the consumer devices.
Is USB4 the revolutionary change we need?
There could not be a better time to announce USB 4 than while we are waiting for the USB 3.2 to arrive. Details have just been pushed out by the USB Promoter Group talking about the removed space between the word and the version number and about the new technology as well. So the waters would be even muddier, the USB 3.0 is now referred to by the group as USB 3.2 Gen 1, and to USB 3.1 as USB 3.2 Gen 2. It is not even that difficult, is it?
The USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, known as the latest USB 3.2, has that 2×2 in its name so it would offer a reference to the two high-speed channels it can use on the same cable. The USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1) tops out at 5Gbps while the USB 3.1 (USB 3.2 Gen 2) tops out at 10Gbps.
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