The 8K monitors are expected in the later part of the year 2020. VESA the tech giant is about to unleash one of the biggest update to its PC DisplayPort standards since it was validated back in 2007. The specifications for the newer version of the DisplayPort, which is expected to be there in the monitors in late of 2020’s. The new version, DisplayPort 2.0 is compatible with 8K displays and beyond.
DisplayPort 2.0 has moved on:
The DisplayPort 2.0 has a bandwidth which supports maximum of 80Gbps which is nearly three times the specification which was provided by the previous version. It means that one will be able to run a gaming monitor of 144Hz frequency 4K along with HDR support. It is also possible with 8K displays at 120Hz and that too with HDR. We have a list of VESA variants that will be available in future.
Single display resolutions:
- 16K display with 60Hz frequency and 30 bits per pixel 4:4:4 HDR
- 10K display with 60Hz frequency and 24 bits per pixel 4:4:4
Dual display resolutions:
- 8K displays with 120Hz frequency and 30 bits per pixel 4:4:4 HDR
- 4K displays with 144Hz frequency and 24 bits per pixel 4:4:4
Triple display resolutions:
- 10K displays with 60Hz frequency and 30 bits per pixel 4:4:4 HDR
- 4K displays with 90Hz frequency and 30 bits per pixel 4:4:4 HDR
HDMI has got competition:
The new standard for the DisplayPort have just arrived when we are trying to upgrade beyond 4K monitors. Apple has just recently come with it’s 6K display while Dell have already started shipping 8K monitors.
So now the DisplayPort 2.0 will compete head on with the HDMI 2.1, something which has designed itself for higher resolution monitors in the future. It will also be accompanied with upgraded refresh rates too.
VESA is going to deliver its own DisplayPort connector or with support of USB-C. The company is also planning to incorporate with Intel’s thunderbolt 3 technology. While this will increase the bandwidth, but it is also going to introduce cabling issues.
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