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Whether you’re a professional e-sports player or a committed amateur gamer, you know latency counts. Most players worry about controller lag, but the speed at which video is sent to your screen matters, too. Intel’s Thunderbolt 5 connector, which will be released in 2024, doubles the capacity of its previous Thunderbolt 4 standard to 80 gigabits per second of bandwidth. There’s also a 120 gigabits per second upgrade. These faster connections between your computer and monitor mean higher-quality graphics will display quicker—potentially making the difference between a hit to kill or a near-miss. The Thunderbolt 5 will also help people who need fast transfers of large data, such as graphic designers and video editors.

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