DisplayPort 2.0: a new standard that supports uncompressed 8K at 60Hz

VESA unveils the specifications of the standard that follows the 1.4 version of the DisplayPort.

In the 1.4 2016 release since March, the DisplayPort standard is on the way to his 2.0 version that will allow it to triple its bandwidth and offer 77 GB / s throughput, all in order to enable reading of a signal not 8K compressed to 60 frames per second.

Good news for the 4K

As usual, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) unveiled the 2.0 DisplayPort specification. Competitive standard of HDMI, it currently offers on the most recent models (1.4) 25,92 Go / s, an insufficient data flow for the 4K in very high quality.

This new standard will not only make the most of the 4K, but also to consider 8K read content by the 2020 horizon, although such content should not arrive on our screens with 2025. The 2.0 DisplayPort will be able to read an uncompressed 8K DCI stream (7680 × 4320 pixels) at 60 frames per second. Its competitor, the HDMI 2.0, supports it "only" the 8K 60p thanks to the compression DSC.

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