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DisplayPort 1.3 supports 5K at 32.4Gbps

by on16 September 2014

4K at 120Hz possible

VESA has announced DisplayPort 1.3 and the new standard is capable of powering high-resolution displays at higher refresh rates than ever.

DisplayPort 1.3 boasts 32.4Gbps of bandwidth, up from 21.6Gbps on DisplayPort 1.2, which was announced in 2009.

Thanks to the added bandwidth, the new standard can cope with 5K resolutions at 60Hz. We are not fans of the new “5K” designation used by the industry, but nevertheless this is quite an achievement. More importantly, DisplayPort 1.3 can drive 4K displays at 120Hz.

The standard also supports 8K wide resolutions (7680x2160) at 60Hz. Who would say no to a few rounds of, well anything on a wide 8K display? Support for HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0 CEC is also on board.

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