Gigabyte’s latest Brix mini-PCs sport Skylake chips, Thunderbolt 3 ports

Gigabyte is adding four new models to its Brix line of tiny desktop computers. They all have one thing in common: 6th gen Intel Core “Skylake” processors and Thunderbolt 3 high-speed USB Type-C ports. For the most part, the new models have similar specs, but here’s a quick run-down of some key differences: GB-BSi5HT-6200: Core […]

Intel says Thunderbolt 3 will bring external graphics to laptops

The lines between desktop and notebook computers are getting thinner and thinner. Intel has announced plans to bring its enterprise-class Xeon processors to notebooks, and offer unlocked, overclockable K series processors for notebooks later this year. Want even more power in your notebook? How about an external graphics card? Intel says notebooks that feature Thunderbolt […]

Thunderbolt 3 uses USB-C connector, transfers data at 40 Gbps

Intel has unveiled the next generation of Thunderbolt technology, enabling data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps. That means Thunderbolt 3 is twice as fast as Thunderbolt 2. It also uses the same reversible USB-C connector as, well, other USB cables. That means that if you’ve got a device with a USB Type-C port that […]