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Display Port 2.0 is coming, why does it matter?

When you think about display technology, you really don’t think “WOW! I CAN’T WAIT FOR VERSION 2 TO COME OUT” it’s more of an “Oh yeah cool, another display technology that I won’t use”, however, this may change your mind. Display port 2.0 is coming and this is what you need to know!

What is Display Port?

The leading display connector has been HDMI for quite some time, and the reason for this is that a lot of companies have picked it up as their default connector. However, HDMI has a licensing fee that is attached to using it. DisplayPort doesn’t, which means it can be quite attractive as a new connector to many technology companies. It also utilises packet transmission which is unlike any other display technology and mimics technologies like ethernet more closely.

When is it coming?

Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), has proposed that the first products incorporating Display Port 2.0 will hit the market at some point in late 2020. So it’s not happening tomorrow, but it’s going to be big!

What can Display Port 2.0 do?

If you’re a gamer, this is where it gets cool! Below are the resolutions and refresh rates you can get with the new system. Want to run a triple display setup? You can run three at 10K resolution but only at 60 Hz.

Display Port 2.0 is coming, why does it matter?

  • Single display resolutions

    • One 16K (15360 × 8460) display @ 60 Hz with 10 bpc (30 bit/px, HDR) RGB/Y′CBCR 4:4:4 color (with DSC)
    • One 10K (10240 × 4320) display @ 60 Hz and 8 bpc (24 bit/px, SDR) RGB/Y′CBCR 4:4:4 color (uncompressed)
  • Dual display resolutions

    • Two 8K (7680 × 4320) displays @ 120 Hz and 10 bpc (30 bit/px, HDR) RGB/Y′CBCR 4:4:4 color (with DSC)
    • Two 4K (3840 × 2160) displays @ 144 Hz and 8 bpc (24 bit/px, SDR) RGB/Y′CBCR 4:4:4 color (uncompressed)
  • Triple display resolutions

    • Three 10K (10240 × 4320) displays @ 60 Hz and 10 bpc (30 bit/px, HDR) RGB/Y′CBCR 4:4:4 color (with DSC)
    • Three 4K (3840 × 2160) displays @ 90 Hz and 10 bpc (30 bit/px, HDR) RGB/Y′CBCR 4:4:4 color (uncompressed)

You can see the full stats and history on DisplayPort technology here

Michael

Passionate about technology and gaming. I am a regular bloke with a small child, so forgive any mistakes in my posts, it's from sleep deprivation. All opinions are my own.

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