Is USB C the same as Thunderbolt 3?

The Thunderbolt 3 port has the same design as the USB–C port. … It’s speed allows for quicker access more data when compared to USB–C. Thunderbolt 3 works at 40Gbps while USB–C works at 10 Gbps. Thunderbolt 3 can present video content on two 4K displays or one 5k display while USB–C can present one 4K display.

Is Thunderbolt 3 the same as USB C?

The simplest explanation is that USB–C refers to the shape of the port and Thunderbolt 3 refers to the connectivity standard. Thunderbolt 3 combines Thunderbolt, USB, DisplayPort and power via a single USB–C connector.

Does my laptop have Thunderbolt 3?

If the computer supports Thunderbolt 3 this will typically be a main feature listed in the manual and on the product page for the computer on the manufacturer’s website. Some USB-C ports, such as the ones pictured below, have a Thunderbolt logo printed next to them to identify the ports as Thunderbolt 3 compatible