FUD Zilla delivers word that Intel has started shipments of "Cactus Ridge", its second-generation Thunderbolt controller. The site heard shipments of a handful of motherboards have been delayed because Intel wants to ship the updated controllers.
There are some rumors that the new Thunderbolt support will appear in the new Mac Pro systems could also add Thunderbolt support, but there are stronger rumours that Jobs' Mob is walking away from its profession computer range.
Intel will reportedly offer two Thunderbolt solutions for its next-generation Ivy Bridge chips. The 12x12mm DSL3310 controller chip has two lanes of PCI Express bandwidth and uses 2.1W of power, while the DSL3510 provides four PCI express lanes and draws 2.8W.