Thursday, August 2nd 2007

AMD Demonstrates First Graphics Processors to Feature Native DisplayPort 1.1

AMD reinforced its position as a leader in PC video and display with the successful interoperability testing of a next-generation graphics processor with a native DisplayPort 1.1 transmitter. The testing was completed with a Genesis Microchip DisplayPort receiver. AMD is currently attending the Video and Electronics Standards Association (VESA) PlugTest in Milpitas, California to undergo further interoperability testing.

A breakthrough technology, DisplayPort, aims to unify and standardize display across the desktop and notebook computing environments through a common high-bandwidth interconnect. As the first graphics processor provider to demonstrate and support DisplayPort, AMD builds on its successful track record of digital video and display innovation on the graphics processor. ATI Radeon graphics were first to integrate other display technologies such as high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and digital visual interface (DVI). DisplayPort interfaces are expected to be natively supported in ATI Radeon graphics processors in the early 2008 timeframe.

“AMD has been driving the high-definition transition on the PC with innovative firsts such as integrated HDMI, high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) and our Unified Video Decoder (UVD),” said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “With the successful interoperability testing of the first graphics chip to feature a native DisplayPort transmitter, we are once again breaking new ground in customer-centric innovation by offering increased choice in video and display technologies to our users.”

DisplayPort is an interface designed to be scalable and allow for true unification of display interfaces. DisplayPort supports both external connections, such as a display to a PC or TV, as well as embedded interface applications, such as inside a notebook PC.

“Achieving this level of interoperability is the result of a long-time collaboration between AMD and Genesis Microchip,” said Alan Kobayashi, Vice President, DisplayPort and Monitor Marketing, Genesis Microchip. “Like AMD, we believe that the creation of DisplayPort is an industry milestone that will deliver incredible performance in displays and address the growing bandwidth concerns of any high-resolution audio and video application.”

“As one of the founding members of the DisplayPort promoter group, and a very active VESA member, AMD has played a valuable role for more than four years now in the specification development of the DisplayPort interface,” said Bill Lempesis, executive director, VESA. “We congratulate AMD on achieving this tremendous milestone so soon after DisplayPort version 1.1 was ratified in April.”Source: AMD
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6 Comments on AMD Demonstrates First Graphics Processors to Feature Native DisplayPort 1.1

#1
Wile E
Power User
So, what does displayport mean to us end users?
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#2
Mad-Matt
It weans we will all require displayport -> dvi/vga adaptors to connect new cards to all our current gear (TV/Monitors).

replacing the standardized connectors with a new ...stanadized connector.

hdmi could have easily furfiled that requirment as its being implemented on cards,monitors and tvs, but no ....they have to bring in a new one so no licence fees are required ;)
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#3
Namslas90
by: Wile E
So, what does displayport mean to us end users?
DisplayPort 1.1 supports High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 1.3, to enable the viewing of Blu-ray and HD DVD content over the high-def connection while maintaining copy protection on the viewing end.
(another step-up for Blu-Ray)

DisplayPort is designed to offer a common interface for internal and external digital displays, and should eventualy replace connections like VGA and DVI.

DisplayPort is basicly HDMI for computers, it carrys a high-definition audio signal over the same connection as video signals.
(this is why ATI incorperated sound in the HD2XXX versions)

IMHO, more proof of the idea that the HD2xxx series cards are a gap filler/test bed card for the next generation jump in technology (3xxx series).
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#4
Steevo
More media use control. More user control. More money for the corporations. One more cable and standard for the end user. Less connectivity to older hardware.






And the most important one, more problems.
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#5
Atech
by: Steevo
More media use control. More user control. More money for the corporations. One more cable and standard for the end user. Less connectivity to older hardware.






And the most important one, more problems.
by: Slashdot user

I have this massive pile of digital rights that I really need to manage. Yet every ****ing piece of management software I download has been hacked. There's not even any patches for this ****. How the **** am I, as a concerned citizen, supposed to manage my rights?
Remember, it's not digital rights management, it's consumer choice enablement. :rolleyes:

... in the sense that prisons are prisoner freedom enablement.
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Just something they wanted to control is my guess. PCs could have done with HDMI like some cards currently have. I didnt see the problem.
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