New Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller adds support for DisplayPort 1.4 and more

Intel today announced the new Thunderbolt 3 controller JHL7x40 series that offer 40Gb/s performance and same feature set as existing controllers and adds DisplayPort 1.4 capability for improved video performance. The new JHL7440 controller was specifically designed for Thunderbolt 3 monitors and docks that are connected to a USB-C computer port.

To accomplish this, the JHL7440 controller integrates USB-C computer port compatibility so a Thunderbolt 3 monitor or dock can intelligently provide more performance and features when connected to a Thunderbolt 3 computer port, and basic compatibility when the Thunderbolt 3 monitor or dock is connected to a USB-C computer port.

With this support, users can charge their notebook directly from the monitor, eliminating the need for an additional power supply. Users can also daisy chain an additional 4K monitor – allowing easy set-up of two monitors. Intel mentioned that a number of leading monitor makers will be releasing devices based on this new controller in 2018. Learn more about this new controller from the source link below.

Source: Intel

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