Thunderbolt (formerly Light Peak), the new datalink connector by Intel is making in roads on the new Apple Macs. Although it promises way higher speeds than the USB 3.0.

We spoke to a couple of mainboard manufacturers and they seemed to be hesitant to release new boards with Thunderbolt on board. In fact, most of them said that they don’t have any plans to support it just as yet.

Although ASUS ROG board supports “Thunderbolt”, it is not the same as the Thunderbolt (formerly Light Peak), so don’t get confused as they are not referring to the same thing.

We anticipate that Thunderbolt will take at least 1 year or 2 as adoption rate will be slower. It might also come in the form of a PCIe add on card for upgraders that want that extra speed.

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