USB 4.0

USB 4.0 is now published. The new standard calls for:

  • Two-lane operation using existing USB Type-C cables and up to 40 Gbps operation over 40 Gbps certified cables
  • Multiple data and display protocols that efficiently share the maximum aggregate bandwidth
  • Backward compatibility with USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3

Existing Type-A ports will continue to exist while the transition moves forward. The front panel box in the HAF 932 offers a Type-C port so that devices can be connected easily.

The PC already has began to transition to Type-C. The X570 motherboard has a Type-C port at the I/O shield. More Type-C ports are inevitable as more hardware becomes available.

New high bandwidth cables will be available in a few months. The existing charger cables are adequate for lower bandwidth needs.

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