Apple vs Samsung feud is still not fully resolved, and how with AMD? AMD the microprocessor company, again imitating the idea that technology was pioneered by Intel. This time, AMD will make the technology connection method of high speed data transfer, named Lightning Bolt, who is ready to challenge Thunderbolt technology from Intel. Will this happened as Apple vs Samsung?
Lightning Bolt is almost the same technology with Thunderbolt. Both offer interface I / O (input output) with high-speed data transfer connections through specific ports. According to technology site AnandTech, which received a demo of AMD hardware, technology, Lightning Bolt offers USB 3.0, DisplayPort, and the ability capability through a single cable with a mini-DisplayPort.
AMD admits that performance Lightning Bolt is not as fast as Thunderbolt from Intel. Lightning Bolt will not be faster than USB 3.0, but much faster than USB 2.0. AMD did not give a detailed explanation of how fast the Thunder Bolt when compared to USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.
While Intel claims Thunderbolt capable of transferring data two times faster than USB 3.0 and 20 times higher than USB 2.0. Thunderbolt is also capable of transferring data-Length full high definition (HD) films less than 30 seconds.
This shows that Lightning Bolt is not a serious threat to Thunderbolt. Because Intel promises faster technology. However, like the way AMD's trade has-been, they would set-prices cheaper than Intel. Laptop manufacturers who adopt the Lightning Bolt can suppress their production costs. However, AMD did not provide information about when the Lightning Bolt will go on sale. AMD also has not called Lightning Bolt adoption costs for producers who intend to use it.
In addition, AMD will also mimic the name of a new subcategory of the laptop-sized thin and light, Ultrabook, which was developed by Intel. AMD is committed to creating a similar product that is thinner than Ultrabook, a Ultrathin named. Hopefully this competition brings positive changes in communication technology.