If CAT 6 UTP cable can achieve speeds of 10 Gbps, CAT 7 UTP cable can achieve speeds of 100 Gbps, and CAT 7a UTP cable will achieve speeds beyond that, why will Intel need to move to light to achieve higher speeds for their Thunderbolt (Light Peak) technology? Why reinvent the wheel, Intel?
PS. I'm sure I could probably find the answer on Google, but I want to see what people here think! Good opinions can't always be found with an algorithm!
Answer by Monkinto · May 05, 2011 at 10:07 PM
Here's why Intel "reinvented the wheel" CAT 6 UTP and CAT 7 UTP only carry data this is while Intel's Thunderbolt cables can carries data, video, audio, and power all over one connection this makes the technology 4 times as useful for the standerd consumer until we need to start transferring data at 100Gbps then the cable is still useful for audio, video, and power. So even though CAT 7 UTP can achieve faster data speeds it doesn't and probably wont ever carry power, audio, and video too. So in sort Intel didn't reinvent the wheel they made a better one.