Sep 07, 2022 New Products

On the rise: Thunderbolt™ 4

On the rise: Thunderbolt™ 4

Who doesn't dream of connecting all their IT devices to their computer via simple installation and immediately enjoying the highest performance? With the ICY BOX® brand, we are always ahead of the game when it comes to implementing the latest technologies in our products. Our new IB-DK8801-TB4 docking station and the powerful IB-HUB801-TB4 hub are equipped with Thunderbolt™ 4 technology and offer what we dream of.
TB 4 is the most advanced technology, which is technically a combination of DisplayPort™ and a PCI Express-based interface that combines the twist-proof USB Type-C® connector with the maximum version of the USB specification as a physical feature. The transfer rate is increased by up to 40 Gbit/s, which is about 8x faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1. The interface bundles all image, sound, power and data transfer channels into one interface.
In contrast to Thunderbolt™ 3, the Thunderbolt™ 4 protocol supports a monitor with up to 8K and a data rate of 32 Gbit/s, whereas the Thunderbolt™ 3 only allows 16 Gbit/s.

The evolution of the hub

IB-HUB801-TB4 unterstützt 2x4K@60Hz oder 8K@30Hz IB-HUB801-TB4 is our top-rated ICY BOX® hub! Smaller and more affordable than some of the other TB4 options, it's the winner for performance in a small space. A high-performance accessory that manages everything from an eGPU to a RAID storage setup via a USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 interface and three Thunderbolt™ 4 interfaces. This hub supports one monitor with an incredible 8K@30 Hz resolution or two 4K@60 Hz monitors in expanded or mirrored mode.

All this high performance and state of the art technology can make you dizzy. If you don't yet have enough IT equipment that can cope with Thunderbolt™ technology that doesn't matter at all. Thunderbolt™ 4 is backwards compatible. Therefore, you can continue to use your existing devices and connect them to our super hub. You won't get the full performance spectrum, but you'll always be prepared for the future! Come what may.
And because this hub is a special one, we’ve even included a high-quality silicone protective cover to protect our favourite piece from damage.

Powerful when it matters

When you connect the hub to your notebook, your notebook can draw up to 85 watts of charging power via the Power Delivery function if required. This means the IB-HUB801-TB4 outperforms most comparable Thunderbolt™ 4 hubs, which usually only deliver up to 60 watts in comparison. The ICY BOX® Hub is also ideal for connecting to PCs with dedicated GPUs that require more power. The external power supply comes with a 70 cm long Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C® data cable.

IB-HUB801-TB4 unterstützt Daisy-Chain mit bis zu 6 Geräten Ever heard of the term Daisy-Chain? Again, the IB-HUB801-TB4 is among the best rated on this. Thunderbolt™ 4 supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data within one port as well as the connection of your computer with up to 6 different devices via a daisy chain. The first device is connected to the computer and the other components are each connected to their predecessor. The signals between the computer and the last unit are looped through. By the way, the hub can also be linked with a larger docking station such as our IB-DK8801-TB4 –also a high-performance device with Thunderbolt™ 4 technology– for even more connections.


More than just state-of-the-art – prepared for the future

Full steam ahead! Thunderbolt™ 4, the next generation, finally brings true PC connectivity to notebooks and other devices with high data transfer rates and multifunctional ports. But that's not all: The Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C® downstream interfaces also support external PCIe SSDs with transfer rates of up to 32 Gbit/s. This is twice as fast as the performance of storage operations or external graphics of the predecessors with TB 3. Security has also been improved with VT-d based DMA protection. This equipment enables creative professionals and gamers to master all challenges!

Your ICY BOX® Team