Thunderbolt technology is Apple’s and Intel’s collaborative effort to create an incredibly fast input/output technology. This technology makes its first appearance in the new MacBook Pro’s.
PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt. Which means you can connect external devices like RAID arrays and video capture solutions directly to MacBook Pro — and get PCI Express performance. That’s a first for notebooks. Thunderbolt also provides 10 watts of power to peripherals, so you can tackle workstation-class projects on the go. With PCI Express technology, you can use existing USB and FireWire peripherals — even connect to Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks — using simple adapters.
And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display, just use an existing adapter.
So what does this mean for Premiere Pro and After Effects?
A performance boost that can make your head explode! Its blazingly fast!
Check out Dave Helmly showcasing this in action at the Adobe booth at NAB.