2020-01-20

Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, and USB

The diagram below describes the current and announced versions of Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, and USB. I found it hard to keep track of the variations while shopping for some new hardware, so I made this quick reference card.

Note that all of the Thunderbolt versions support at least PCIe 3.0, which is also used by the M.2 and NVMe standards. Thunderbolt should be able to easily support external M.2 and NVMe Solid-State Disks at full speed.

Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, and USB