“First off, Light Peak speeds remain the same as we’ve previously seen at 10 gigabits/s, though opportunity to scale to 100 gigabits/s remains a promise for the future. Intel had two demonstrations setup illustrating Light Peak’s potential as a bus for huge amounts of traffic. First up was a Compal notebook connected to an Avid HD I/O box, which was in turn connected to two more devices. An external Western Digital dual drive solution with a Light Peak connector, and an HDMI adapter driving 1080P video content.”
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Intel’s plans for 2010 and likely even 2011 do not seem to include any plans to support USB 3.0 at the chipset level. There may be boards released over the coming months with an add on USB 3.0 controller chip but it will not be made by Intel. Many are a little upset and confused over this choice and those that are OK with it tend to be those who are waiting to see Light Peak arrive. They may not have to wait long according to AnandTech who have just seen what the current state of Light Peak is. You can expect to start seeing it arrive next year and some of the questions surrounding Light Peak’s capabilities and limitations were answered during the demonstrations.