One of the best technologies that have appeared in recent years is Titan Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) and its 40 Gb/s of bandwidth. But when combined with the USB type C connector the same cable can carry data, video. And even up to 100 W of charge through the complementary specification USB Power Delivery. It is the Swiss army knife that, until you use it on a computer, you do not know what you were missing.
Intel introduces the Thunder Ridge 3 Titan Ridge controller that adds DisplayPort 1.4
But in the section of the video, until now was limited to use DisplayPort 1.2 due to control chips or Intel of Thunderbolt 3, since the company is the one who develops, together with Apple and some partners, the standard - despite that it will soon be an open standard.
Now Intel has announced new TB3 controllers that add a substantial improvement to the video signal as it will use DisplayPort 1.4. These chips make up the JHLx40 series called Titan Ridge, which replaces the Alpine Ridge generation - the JHL6x40 series - from which it inherits the rest of the characteristics.
The other significant change is that the JHL7440 model for devices and peripherals - such as monitors and external graphics card boxes - has a fundamental mode of compatibility with computers that do not have a Thunderbolt 3 port. That includes USB 3.0 or 3.1 type C ports, for example.
According to Intel, the JHL7440 allows connecting two 144 Hz QHD monitors through a single Thunderbolt 3 connection to a PC. In addition to transferring data. The model JHL7340 is to manage a single TB3 port. And the JHL7540 allows managing two simultaneous TB3 connections, and both are for a PC and other equipment that act as hosts.