Can I use a Thunderbolt 4 cable as a replacement Thunderbolt 3 cable?

Last Update: June 21st, 2022
Article ID: 1400225

While both cables are suitable replacements for Thunderbolt 3 docks, Thunderbolt 3 capable devices can be interconnected using a Thunderbolt 4 cable. 

With backward compatibility being one of the design criteria Intel used, you'll have the same performance as with a Thunderbolt™ 3 device, so we recommend replacing your Thunderbolt 3 cables with a Thunderbolt 4 cable if a future-proof solution is desired.