Stuck between USB3 and USB4? When USB3 is arriving in the market, it is the best time to announce the new and extraordinary features of USB4. Here are the most sparkling and exciting features why you have to get USB4-

#1. Secure Way To Transfer Data

Of course, you can transfer anything through the USB as long as it supports your protocol, but the USB gives you the secure and fastest way to transfer it. It will provide you more procedures of data and display. By that you can smoothly take advantage of this fast data transfer rate. Basically, data is nothing but a stream of ones and zeros which the microprocessor makes something which can communicate with us. So, when we see a lot of varieties of data, it is basically a creek of ones and zeros. A signal is basically indicating a screen the things to display, transferring a file and also network data.

The USB Promoter Group is performed by USB-IF which is a non-profit organization and the main activity of it. It promotes and markets USB, Wireless USB, USB. Recently, USB-IF has announced that new USB 4.0 is going to be capable of handling various data protocols which will transfer the bandwidth all over the bus. It is directly saying that from now on, they are going to send and share a 4K HDR signal with a USB cable and it will also provide the same cable for sharing and transferring a data file or can be used as a connection to a Wi-Fi interface.

USB hubs and heavy devices, for instance: PC or laptop motherboards where activity is managed by USB controller for several user interfaces. It will undeniably increase the utility skill and performance of USB hubs. So, basically we all are eagerly waiting to watch a 40Gbps connection to manage the tasks we drive at it.

#2. Support Thunderbolt 3

Without any hesitation, the best and useful changes made to the specification of USB is the biggest specification changes to USB is the addition Thunderbolt support. It is providing the thunderbolt 3. Intel had been providing the devices which supports thunderbolt 3 in 2015 and 2017, already opened the standard. So, the other companies which were eager to maintain this standard and wanted to run Thunderbolt, they would have to pay less amount of royalty fees to feel more compatible.

The users who use USB4, have in built Thunderbolt, that very directly indicates amazing and speedy specifications and features are available in very low price to be in the market. They are providing 100 watts of power supply, fast service of 40 GBPS data transfer rates which also supports for eight lanes of Display Port data which specifies that two 4K HDR displays at 60 Hz or one 5K display are entirely supported.

Because the companies pay less royalty fees, the devices which are suitable to thunderbolt are less expensive now and it is widely open. For this, the chances are at the peak to be in the leading market. It is not just suitable for the Pc and laptop top pick, it is also apposite for devices like displays and external GPU boxes. On the other hand, companies don’t have to pay a huge amount to Intel or have to share their profit with it, but is in bound to pay a short amount of license fee to it so that they get inspired to make these cooler things in forthcoming.

#3. Will Use Type-C Ports

There is bad news for those owners who purchased the old connectors, USB4 will only operate over the Type C connector. Those who have the old-fashioned Type-A ports, will need to change their port to use the new USB4 device or hub. It is not that much of a surprise that as other recent standards such as USB Power Delivery will only run on Type-C. If someone still tries to use this on their old port with an adaptor, the speed and power will fall down to the lowest common denominator.

#4. Great at Sharing Bandwidth Between Video and Data

The biggest part of USB 4 spec is the ability to energetically adjust the amount of resources that are available when you are sending both video and data over the same connection. So, it’s possible when you have USB 4 with a 40 Gbps maximum and you’re operating to a 4K monitor but copying a ton of files from an external SSD. And let’s state that the video feed needs about 12.5 Gbps. If that is the case, then USB 4 would assign the remaining 27.5 Mbps to your backup drive.

Amazingly, USB-C introduced “alternative mode,” which is the ability to transmit Display Port / HDMI video from a Type-C port. But another fact is, the current 3.x spec doesn’t provide a good way to divide the resources. Saunders speaks that DisplayPort alt mode can divide the bandwidth between USB data and video data exactly 50/50, and HDMI alt mode doesn’t allow instantaneous USB data at all.

“With USB SuperSpeed, we didn’t have quite the elasticity in architecture to really manage those two distinct bandwidths [data and video] in a combined fashion over the connector,” Saunders said.

Rather than using alternative mode, many recent cropping stations use Display Link technology, which bandages the video signal and turns it into USB data. It will be interesting to see whether most USB 4 docks use alternative mode instead.


If you are thinking that you have bought all the expensive gadgets and cables, and worried that USB4 will be suitable to those or not, you can relax! The reason is USB4 has all those backward specifications along with the new ones. All old specifications of USB will work just fine but the compatibility of all Thunderbolt 3 devices is very exciting. So, the meaning of this is all the backward specifications of USB is there in USB4.

When we talk about cables, to work with USB4, one has to own the compliant cable.  We are talking about the compliant one not the certified one. There is a difference in there. One can own a certified device which is with a cable but that is completely deliberate. Certified devices have no real value, but branding and word of mouth plays a big role in purchasing a device which also enhances the fact that non certified device can also run as good as or better than certified devices.

So it’s really amazing to hear that USB4 will be released later this year with products that develops the technology likely to come much later.