VESA Announces DisplayPort 2.0 Supporting Beyond 8K Resolutions, Higher Refresh Rates and More

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅26.06.2019 15:06:37
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VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association, announces the released version of DisplayPort 2.0 audio/video standard that enables support for beyond 8K resolutions, higher refresh rates for 4K/HDR and virtual reality applications. The DP 2.0 standard is the first major update since the March 2016 DisplayPort 1.4a standard release. DP 2.0 will also be featuring improved support for multiple display configurations, as well as improved user experience with augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) displays, including support for 4K-and-beyond VR resolutions.

DisplayPort 2.0 will also carry the innate advantages of the native DisplayPort connector with backward compatibility with previous versions of DisplayPort as well as the USB Type-C connection. DisplayPort 2.0 takes advantage of the Thunderbolt 3 physical interface to boost data bandwidth and promote convergence across industry-leading IO standards. First products incorporating DP 2.0 are projected to appear on the market by late 2020.


Tripling Data Bandwidth Performance

DisplayPort 2.0 increases the maximum link rate to up to 20 Gbps/lane delivering a maximum payload of 77.37 Gbps compared to 32.4 Gbps of DisplayPort 1.4a. This means that DP 2.0 is the first standard to support 8K resolution (7680 x 4320) at 60 Hz refresh rate with full-colour 4:4:4 resolution, including with 30 bits per pixel (bpp) for HDR-10 support.

Maximizing Gains on USB-C connector

The performance increases enabled by DP 2.0 are through both native DP connectors and the USB-C connector via DP Alt Mode. USB-C allows a single connector for USB data, video data and power. If simultaneous support of SuperSpeed USB data and video is needed, the significantly increased data rates enabled by DP 2.0 give users the ability to have power and SuperSpeed USB data at the same time as super-high-resolution video.

DisplayPort 2.0 Configuration Examples
Single display resolutions
- One 16K (153608460) display @60Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (with DSC)
- One 10K (102404320) display @60Hz and 24 bpp 4:4:4 (no compression)

Dual display resolutions
- Two 8K (76804320) displays @120Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (with DSC)
- Two 4K (38402160) displays @144Hz and 24 bpp 4:4:4 (no compression)

Triple display resolutions
- Three 10K (102404320) displays @60Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (with DSC)
- Three 4K (38402160) displays @90Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (no compression)

When using only two lanes on the USB-C connector via DP Alt Mode to allow for simultaneous SuperSpeed USB data and video, DP 2.0 can enable such configurations as:
- Three 4K (38402160) displays @144Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (with DSC)
- Two 4Kx4K (40964096) displays (for AR/VR headsets) @120Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (with DSC)
- Three QHD (25601440) @120Hz and 24 bpp 4:4:4 (no compression)
- One 8K (76804320) display @30Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (no compression)


Source: DisplayPort.org

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