Intel to bring Thunderbolt support to Z77 chipset and boards

/ 7 years ago

Intel is set to introduce Thunderbolt support within the 7-series chipset which will allow all motherboard providers to incorporate Thunderbolt support into their motherboards if they wish. Intel is leading the way with its first Z77 Thunderbolt-ready board which will be the DZ77RE.

The DZ77RE will be part of Intel’s Extreme series range of motherboards. In fact Thunderbolt support will only available within the Extreme series not the Media series of motherboards where there is the most demand for Thunderbolt devices.

None of the supposed Media Series boards from Intel’s 7-series chipset based Desktop Board lineup is listing Thunderbolt support, when it’s the content-creation industry that stands to be the primary user of the interface. Thunderbolt facilitates ultra-high bandwidth for multiple lossless high-resolution video streams which will help in tomorrow’s video-editing systems.

Source: TechPowerUpExpreview and DonanimHaber.


By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow. And continue to bring you the latest news, reviews, and competitions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest technology. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!
eTeknix FacebookeTeknix TwittereTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

  • Be Social with eTeknix

  • Poll

    AMD or NVIDIA?

    View Results