Thunderbolt 4 new and improved opportunities for gamers and their setups.
First, a multi port Thunderbolt docking station can connect via a Thunderbolt 4 cable to a single Thunderbolt 4 port on your Mac, laptop, iPad Pro or PC.
A Thunderbolt 4 docking station will increase the number of devices you can connect to your Thunderbolt equipped gaming setup.
You might connect a high-end 60Hz monitor, gaming keyboard, a gaming mouse and a Thunderbolt SSD external drive to the docking station. The Thunderbolt docking station then only requires a single Thunderbolt 4 cable that plugs into your computer or gaming device.
Thunderbolt 4 docking stations increase the number of Thunderbolt 4 ports available, plus typically add additional ports for USB-C, USB, DisplayPort, audio, memory cards and ethernet.
You also get access to the huge advantage offered by ultra-premium Thunderbolt 4 data storage like the Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive. The Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive is based around Seagate's premium FireCuda PCIe NVMe SSD.
Thunderbolt 4 transfers data at 40Gbps, so it is easy to connect high performance data storage like the Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive, or a gaming monitor.
The bonus with Thunderbolt 4 is this bandwidth works in both directions so the outgoing video signal doesn't conflict with incoming data from other devices or peripherals such as Thunderbolt SSD drive.
Gamers can use a Thunderbolt docking station to keep their gaming space organised.
Using Thunderbolt 4, gamers can add an external video capture device for streaming. Thunderbolt 4 allows for video capture gameplay in full 4K at 60Hz or in 1080p at 240Hz. By using a dedicated video capture unit for gameplay, Thunderbolt 4 frees up valuable system resources
So Thunderbolt 4 allows gamers to play games at higher settings whilst retaining excellent video quality.
Remember, all your Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, USB and USB-C devices and peripherals can be directly connected or even daisy-chained to the Thunderbolt docking station. Then simply one Thunderbolt 4 cables connects to the main gaming computer. If you want to move your computer, there's only one cable to relocate.
Thunderbolt 4 also allows the connection of an external GPU. The external GPU is used to graphics performance on the gaming computer.
HomeKit Australia currently stocks Thunderbolt 4 cables in lengths of 1 metre and 1.8 metres.