Intel Light Peak Can Transfer Blu-ray in 30 Secs

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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  • icepick314
    great!!

    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.....
  • gamerjames
    Useless if you are with TimeWarner
  • dman3k
    I've always wondered why not more fiber optic connections. Why not have 2 fiber cables and a cooper cable on one plug? (In, Out, and Power)

    gamerjamesUseless if you are with TimeWarner
    ROFL!
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  • gamerjames
    Useless if you are with TimeWarner
  • Quitoman
    Cool
  • dman3k
    I've always wondered why not more fiber optic connections. Why not have 2 fiber cables and a cooper cable on one plug? (In, Out, and Power)

    gamerjamesUseless if you are with TimeWarner
    ROFL!