Besides just new processors, Intel also demonstrated a new high-speed optical cable it codenames "Light Peak" that can connect together laptops, HD displays, cameras, video players, iPods, docking stations and solid-state drives.
Sounds like any other cable connecting standard, right? The difference is Light Peak uses optical fiber rather than copper wires, which makes it capable of delivering 10 Gb/s of bandwidth. Intel said that the Light Peak technology has the potential ability to scale to 100 Gb/s over the next decade.
Of course, as with any interconnect technology, Light Peak will need industry-wide acceptance for it to become a reality. Thankfully, Intel does have a major say in chipsets and company expressed that it intends to work with the industry to determine the best way to make this new technology a broadly available standard.
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They're also used in some Sony Audio & hifi.
It's no surprise they will start using this in computers too.
Just know that the fiber optic cables are very sensitive to nicks.
Bend the cable twice in an angle and you can throw it away, or suffer loss of bandwidth.
we can look forward to Monster brand Light Peak cables where it can make the light travel 5 times faster than generic Light Peak cables.....