DisplayPort 2.1 Unveiled with Up to 80 Gbps Data Rate

DisplayPort 2.1 - launched

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VESA has just announced DisplayPort 2.1 in a press release on its website. The new standard goes up to 80Gbit/s via a total of four UHBR (Ultra-high Bit Rate) 20 channels. The maximum transfer rate is the same as DisplayPort 2.0. This means that 8K monitors can be used at 60fps or 4K displays used at 240Hz.

DisplayPort 2.1

According to VESA, DisplayPort 2.1 is backward compatible with DisplayPort 2.0. What’s more, is that devices that currently support DisplayPort 2.0 have already been certified to the new standard.

The upgrades and innovations of the new DisplayPort 2.1 standard were focused more on effective integration into USB-C ports. It has now been integrated directly with USB 4 standard and can now be handled more effectively. It has been done so that the Display Stream Compression codec can now be automatically activated when more bandwidth is required for data transmission.

DisplayPort 2.1 - launched

The DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort cables were also updated so that it’s possible to use passive cables longer than two meters (40 Gbps) and one meter (80 Gbps), respectively.

The maximum length of the new standard has yet to be revealed though.


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