Intel executive accidentally reveals that Thunderbolt 5 will achieve 80 Gbps thanks to new PAM-3 encoding

Thunderbolt 4 was made official last year with the debut of Intel’s 11th-gen Core Tiger Lake CPUs, bringing a number of improvements in terms of security and display support, while keeping the same 40 Gbps bandwidth as Thunderbolt 3. However, a recent leak indicates it won’t be long before Thunderbolt 5 comes out.