Thursday, January 14th 2021

DisplayPort 2.0 Implementations Delayed, Will Surface Late 2021

DisplayPort 2.0 was supposed to see its implementation beginning by the end of 2020, but that time has come and gone without a single DisplayPort 2.0-touting product on sight. According to VESA, the rollout has been delayed mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented the standards body to perform its PlugTest events, where engineers and hardware developers convene to discuss, tinker, and decide on the standard's implementation. VESA held multiple of these events per year, but none in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; thus, the delay we are now witnessing surged.

VESA plans to have their first 2021 PlugTest event in Spring of this year, however, and aims to see products on the shelves later, and likely not before 2H 2020. The standards body said that there are, indeed, DisplayPort 2.0 monitors currently in-development, but that these too have been affected by the lack of PlugTests. DisplayPort 2.0 is an update to the current 1.4 implementation, and currently, there are no launched products (monitors, graphics cards, etc) that can make use of the new version. The new standard will technically support up to 80 Gbps max, nearly three times the currently available bandwidth in the DisplayPort 1.4 spec. DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 also brings most of these capabilities to USB Type-C connectors via the USB 4.0 revision.
DisplayPort 2.0 will allow for the following connections (and respective bandwidth consumption):

Single-display resolutions:
  • One 16K (15360 x 8460) display @ 60Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (with DSC)
  • One 10K (10240 x 4320) display @ 60Hz and 24 bpp 4:4:4 (no compression)
Dual-display resolutions:
  • Two 8K (7680 x 4320) displays @ 120Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (with DSC)
  • Two 4K (3840 x 2160) displays @ 144Hz and 24 bpp 4:4:4 (no compression)
Triple-display resolutions:
  • Three 10K (10240 x 4320) displays @ 60Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (with DSC)
  • Three 4K (3840 x 2160) displays @ 90Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (no compression)
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18 Comments on DisplayPort 2.0 Implementations Delayed, Will Surface Late 2021

#1
QUANTUMPHYSICS
I really love seeing powerful connectors getting smaller and thinner.
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#2
Raevenlord
News Editor
QUANTUMPHYSICS
I really love seeing powerful connectors getting smaller and thinner.
As opposed to 48% of the world's population :cool:
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#3
ZoneDymo
at some point its going to be confusing to figure out what the plug in where if its all usb type C connectors.
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#4
Mysteoa
"and likely not before 2H 2020" well that doesn't tell much.
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#5
TumbleGeorge
Enough soon to next generation graphic cards and monitors. Many models 8K pc monitors I think will be announced or available this year not matter early or in the end of year.
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#6
thegnome
Good thing they are USB-C, takes up less space on mobo's and gpu's. Might make aib's switch from 2/3 dp's to 4/5 dp's. Probably no need to buy cables, if the monitors include them.
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#7
HTC
ZoneDymo
at some point its going to be confusing to figure out what the plug in where if its all usb type C connectors.
So that's not cellphone charging ports in them monitors / graphic cards? I never would have guessed ...
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#8
biffzinker
ZoneDymo
at some point its going to be confusing to figure out what the plug in where if its all usb type C connectors.
Would looking for a logo related to the USB 4.0 spec help Identifying DisplayPort 2.0 cables?
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#10
biffzinker
TumbleGeorge
What is VESA events? Bureaucracy?
Governing body that sets the specifications for monitor cable interfaces, and the Displays they plug into. It’s the same as the USB-IF consortium, and Serial-ATA has one I don’t remember the exact name. There’s one for PCIe, WiFi, Ethernet, and so on.
vesa.org/
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#11
TumbleGeorge
biffzinker
Governing body that sets the specifications for monitor cable interfaces, and the Displays they plug into. It’s the same as the USB-IF consortium, Serial-ATA has one.
vesa.org/
Yes bureaucracy but private not state.
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#12
biffzinker
TumbleGeorge
Yes bureaucracy but private not state.
It’s unavoidable though otherwise you’d have all of these companies creating incompatible standards which would be a mess for us the consumers to deal with.
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#13
Ravenmaster
At this moment in time, Displayport 2.0 monitors would be utterly pointless. Nvidia and AMD tend to bring new graphics cards out only once every 2 years now. And the GPU's launched only a few months ago don't have any DP 2.0 sockets on them. Which means we probably won't see any GPU's with DP 2.0 sockets until Autumn 2022.
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#14
Totally
ZoneDymo
at some point its going to be confusing to figure out what the plug in where if its all usb type C connectors.
We're nearly there, they just need to rollout DP/USB-C to more devices. I have it on my laptop one cable does it all video, power and data, plug in whatever and it sorts itself out. It's also weird 15 years ago component and device manufacturers would be tripping over themselves to support such a feature but now they are so slow to adopt that the tech is being forgotten and people don't even realize it exists.
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#15
Fatalfury
yea better not release DP 2.0 now,


that may force all motherboard,monitor, GPU manfactures to release new refreshed products and INCREASE PRICES all over ONCE AGAIN.
i think even PC gamers can chill out with HDMI 2.1 in the mean time.
nobody wants to replace products just to take displayport 2.0

maybe when ALL next gen products comeout like

NVIDIA,AMD GPU(5nm) + intel/AMD CPU(7 or 5nm) + DDR5 RAM +PCIE 5.0 +DISPLAYPORT 2.0 +HDMI2.1.
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#16
R0H1T
Ravenmaster
At this moment in time, Displayport 2.0 monitors would be utterly pointless.
Pretty sure if there's content out there (like YT?) you will get displays & GPUs with DP 2.0 so it's not gonna take 2 years till we see that. Of course mainstream is gonna take probably another decade or so :laugh:
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#17
TumbleGeorge
Fatalfury
yea better not release DP 2.0 now,


that may force all motherboard,monitor, GPU manfactures to release new refreshed products and INCREASE PRICES all over ONCE AGAIN.
i think even PC gamers can chill out with HDMI 2.1 in the mean time.
nobody wants to replace products just to take displayport 2.0

maybe when ALL next gen products comeout like

NVIDIA,AMD GPU(5nm) + intel/AMD CPU(7 or 5nm) + DDR5 RAM +PCIE 5.0 +DISPLAYPORT 2.0 +HDMI2.1.
Motherboards not need of DP 2.0 also of HDMI 2.1. HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.4 are enough for play windows desktop and videos on 8K and for this latest iGPUs are enough capable. But for discrete graphic cards situation is not same.
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#18
thesmokingman
Great, now all we need are gpus capable of pushing those specs lol.
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