Wednesday, March 19th 2008

AMD Receives First Ever DisplayPort Certification for PC Graphics

Today it was announced AMD was extending its visual computing leadership with the first availability of products that conform to the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) first DisplayPort certification. The certification has been awarded to the ATI Radeon HD 3400, ATI Radeon HD 3600 and ATI Radeon HD 3800 graphics products, and the AMD 780G integrated graphics chipset. As the next generation of PC display connection technology, the DisplayPort interface delivers twice the output capacity of DVI, moving the industry forward to a new generation of brilliant display capabilities.

“Dell is pleased to see AMD achieve the first DisplayPort Certification for PC graphics with the ATI Radeon HD 3000 series and AMD 780G,” said Bruce Montag, Office of the CTO, Dell. “The VESA DisplayPort Certified Logo assures customers that DisplayPort products interoperate and provide a great digital display experience.”

“AMD has been a driving force in the development of DisplayPort,” said Bill Lempesis, Executive Director, VESA. “The ATI Radeon HD 3000 series of graphics cards are the first source devices to achieve DisplayPort certification.”

“AMD is proud to be recognized with the selection of the ATI Radeon HD 3000 series and AMD 780G integrated graphics chipset as the first certified source devices for DisplayPort. This certification gives PC consumers next-generation display capabilities today,” said Matt Skynner, vice president of marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “With twice the capacity of DVI, DisplayPort delivers a wide variety of eye popping high definition content including games, movies and advanced applications yet to be created. We honor our VESA membership by remaining committed to deliver the Ultimate Visual Experience™ to consumers with superb display technologies.”Source: AMD
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16 Comments on AMD Receives First Ever DisplayPort Certification for PC Graphics

#1
GJSNeptune
So the Palit 9600 GT with DisplayPort isn't certified? Is there really an issue if a video card isn't certified? Marketing scheme? :D
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#2
MadCow
I think it really means that Palit's implementation might now follow specs, so it might not work or work badly with some devices.
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#3
AddSub
Marketing scheme?
In short, yes.
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#4
eidairaman1
usually Certs Guarantee the Components Meet or Exceed Standards.
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#5
imperialreign
Certification = customer peace of mind.

happy customer = return customer.
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#6
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
It doesn't mean that Palit's implimentation does not meet the standard, it just means that they have not been certified so they can not claim that in their marketing campaign until such time as they are.
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Sweet. I love hearing and reading positive news about AMD.
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#8
magibeg
I wonder if this 'display port' will really make any difference at all. Who cares who gets it first, i want to know if it really makes a difference :P
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#9
GJSNeptune
With twice the output capacity of DVI, it must make a difference.
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#10
AddSub
With twice the output capacity of DVI, it must make a difference.
Until you realize the original DVI spec was not that impressive vs. analog to being with. They are just making things right after all this time. Well, not right, just better.
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#11
Jizzler
That's nice AMD. Now get with the DisplayPort products already! :D
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#12
GJSNeptune
Realization or not, it's still better than DVI, no?
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#13
AddSub
Overall? Yes. But then again I have a low opinion of the DVI spec, so to me even analog is better in some ways than DVI
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#14
GJSNeptune
DVI undoubtedly offers a better picture.
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#15
Darkrealms
But how long will it be before DisplayPort becomes a standard. There are still a lot of monitors that have both DVI and VGA on them. If its not a standard then in most cases its not worth it.
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#16
newconroer
To the end users, this is a marketing scheme. However, for distributors, this is fairly important.
Think of it as something similar to the ISO:9000 quality assurance standard. More often than not, if a distributor does not abide by this policy, manufacturers won't touch them.
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