Wi-Fi 7 typical speed is comparable to Thunderbolt 3
Wi-Fi 7 typical speed is comparable to Thunderbolt 3: It will come true that wireless network connection replaces wired connection?
Last week, MediaTek announced the world’s first demonstration of Wi-Fi 7 based on Filogic chip products. It is a little regrettable that MediaTek did not disclose too much data, but only said that Wi-Fi 7 is 2.4 times faster than the previous generation network, which will truly replace wired/Ethernet networks for the first time.
A few days ago, it was reported that the minimum network speed of Wi-Fi 7 will be around 30Gbps, and ideally it will be around 40Gbps, which is 4.1 times the peak value of Wi-Fi 6 9.6Gbps.
What is the concept of 40Gbps? AI made a very interesting analogy in the article, that is, the transmission speed is on par with Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4.
In fact, in the actual transmission of Thunderbolt 3, the external link speed is often limited to within 32Gbps.
However, it must be pointed out that the external definition of Wi-Fi 7 (IEEE 802.11be) is somewhat ambiguous because the official version has not been signed and is still in the draft revision stage, which is expected to be officially launched in 2024.
Of course, MediaTek expects the first Wi-Fi 7 product to come out ahead of schedule in 2023, and Qualcomm, Intel, etc. are said to be in full swing to plan Wi-Fi 7 wireless chips based on 6nm.
At the technical level, the known changes in Wi-Fi 7 will include 320MHz bandwidth, 4K QAM modulation, MLO multi-link operation and other technical features.