After announcing the USB 3.2 standard that can do speeds of up to 20 Gbps, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) released even better news.
The USB-IF announced the USB 4, the newest connector version that will offer twice the speed of the newest USB 3.20. Yes, you are getting maximum transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps.
This is the same transfer speed that made Thunderbolt 3 so popular. After a few years of being limited to just Thunderbolt 3 for fast transfer speeds, Intel decided to make the technology available, royalty-free, for all manufacturers. This brought upon us USB 4.
Just like with Thunderbolt 3 cables, with the new USB 4 cables you will be able to get up to 100W of power for two 4K displays or a 5K display.
To do so, you’ll have to wait a bit.
The USB-IF says that it will release USB 4 specifications in the second half of 2019 and that manufacturers will start producing the cables a year from now.