Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 15 January 2009 10:46

DisplayPort 1.2 doubles bandwidth, enables Stereoscopic 3D

Written by Jon Worrel

Image

And a mini-DisplayPort for laptops


For those
who have been following VESA standards,  DisplayPort is a royalty-free digital display interface concept introduced back in May 2006 that has been trying to gain ground in the computer industry for some time now. 

The open industry standard, supported by HP, Philips, Samsung, AMD, Nvidia, Intel and many other companies, seeks to eventually replace the de facto DVI standard over the next several years due to its greater bandwidth allowance, slimmer display support, internal chip-to-chip communication, and reduced electromagnetic interference levels among other technical advantages.

According to Register Hardware, VESA is set to publish its new DisplayPort 1.2 specification by the middle of the year.  Among the interface's central improvements include a doubling of available bandwidth to 5.4 Gbit/s.  As a result, this should provide sufficient throughput for 120Hz stereoscopic 3D imagery at 1920 x 1080, or four standard 1920 x 1200 screens.  However, VESA anticipates multi-display setups to be linked in a daisy-chain fashion rather than through a four-way split cable.

Although DisplayPort lacks xvYCC color space support in contrast to HDMI, the increased bandwidth in the 1.2 specification will allow up to 3840 x 2160 resolutions to be reached with a color depth of 30 bits per pixel.


Very soon, laptop vendors will be able to implement the interface in upcoming lineups with the mini-DisplayPort connector.  According to Apple, the smaller version of the interface is 10% the size of a full DVI connector.  As a result, there is more free space inside a laptop and on its sides.

Last modified on Thursday, 15 January 2009 23:22

Jon Worrel

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments