• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

AMD Navi Radeon Display Engine and Multimedia Engine Detailed

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
36,956 (8.66/day)
Location
Hyderabad, India
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Cooling AMD Wraith Prism
Memory 2x 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) Colorful iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X
Storage Western Digital Black NVMe 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590 28-inch 4K UHD
Case Corsair Carbide 100R
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Pro Gold 750W
Mouse Razer Abyssus
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro
Two of the often overlooked components of a new graphics architecture are the I/O and multimedia capabilities. With its Radeon RX 5700-series "Navi 10" graphics processor, AMD gave the two their first major update in over two years, with the new Radeon Display Engine, and Radeon Multimedia Engine. The Display Engine is a hardware component that handles the graphics card's physical display I/O. The Radeon Multimedia Engine is a set of fixed-function hardware that provides CODEC-specific acceleration to offload your CPU.

The Navi Radeon Display Engine features an updated DisplayPort 1.4 HDR implementation that's capable of handling 8K displays at 60 Hz with a single cable. It can also handle 4K UHD at 240 Hz with a single cable. These also include HDR and 10-bit color. It achieves this by implementing DSC 1.2a (Display Stream Compression). The display controller also supports 30 bpp internal color-depth. The HDMI implementation remains HDMI 2.0. The multi-plane overlay protocol (MPO) implementation now supports a low-power mode. This should, in theory, reduce the GPU's power draw when idling or playing back video.



The Radeon Multimedia Engine is updated with support for more CODECs. The "Navi 10" GPU provides hardware-acceleration for decoding VP9 video at formats of up to 4K @ 90 fps (frames per second), or 8K @ 24 fps. The H.265 HEVC implementation is more substantial, with hardware-accelerated encoding of 4K at frame-rates of up to 60 fps. H.265 HEVC decoding is accelerated at 8K @ 24 fps, and 4K @ 90 fps, and 1080p at up to 360 fps. H.264 MPEG4 encoding gets a boost of 4K @ 150 fps, and 1080p @ 600 fps decoding; and 4K @ 90 fps and 1080p @ 150 fps encoding.

View at TechPowerUp Main Site
 
Joined
Nov 24, 2017
Messages
345 (0.61/day)
Location
Asia
Processor Intel Core i5 4590
Motherboard Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 3
Cooling Intel Stock Cooler
Memory 8GB(2x4GB) DDR3-800MHz [1600MT/s]
Video Card(s) Intel HD 4600
Storage Transcend SSD370S 128GB; Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB
Display(s) Samsung S20D300 20" 768p TN
Case Delux DLC-MV888
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150
Power Supply Corsair VS450
Mouse A4Tech OP-620D
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores BaseMark GPU : 250 Point
"optimized for high resolution HDR displays"

And yet, they fail to implement HDMI 2.1, lol
Why Nvidia's superior architecture dont have HDMI 2.1.
 
Joined
Apr 30, 2012
Messages
3,250 (1.25/day)
"optimized for high resolution HDR displays"

And yet, they fail to implement HDMI 2.1, lol
Your right its not HDMI 2.1 but they will be adopting DSC

It achieves this by implementing DSC 1.2a (Display Stream Compression). The display controller also supports 30 bpp internal color-depth.
If you have a compatible monitor. You wont be dumb down to 8-bit 4:2:0 when going over 4k 90hz like current cards. You'll be able to do up to 8K 16bit 4:4:4
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 25, 2014
Messages
56 (0.03/day)
Your right its not HDMI 2.1 but they will be adopting DSC



If you have a compatible monitor. You wont be dumb down to 8-bit 4:2:0 when going over 4k 90hz like current cards. You'll be able to do up to 8K 16bit 4:4:4
This isnt about monitors, but TV's. Not everyone wants to game on papertissue sized displays ;)
LG-s this year (OLED) lineup already has HDMI 2.1, so you could use 4K 120Hz, with HDR, and full RGB if you want. And even VRR.
(last years lineup can also do 4K60 or FHD120Hz, but in HDR you cant get full RGB 10-12bit, since the HDMI 2.0 bandwidth is not enough)
 
Joined
May 2, 2017
Messages
1,294 (1.67/day)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard Biostar X370GTN
Cooling Custom CPU+GPU water loop
Memory 16GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 C16
Video Card(s) AMD R9 Fury X
Storage 500GB 960 Evo (OS ++), 500GB 850 Evo (Games)
Display(s) Dell U2711
Case NZXT H200i
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Lenovo Compact Keyboard with Trackpoint
Software Windows 10 Pro
"optimized for high resolution HDR displays"

And yet, they fail to implement HDMI 2.1, lol
This isnt about monitors, but TV's. Not everyone wants to game on papertissue sized displays ;)
LG-s this year (OLED) lineup already has HDMI 2.1, so you could use 4K 120Hz, with HDR, and full RGB if you want. And even VRR.
(last years lineup can also do 4K60 or FHD120Hz, but in HDR you cant get full RGB 10-12bit, since the HDMI 2.0 bandwidth is not enough)
From what I've read this comes down to the HDMI consortium to a large degree - they focus their example hardware designs and other early support on the AV industry almost exclusively, leading to PC hardware always being late adopting new HDMI standards. Designing and implementing the hardware required to drive a display output is not a trivial task, and without the support of the organization designing the interface everything is bound to be slow work. Heck, HDMI 2.0 was on TVs and STBs at least a year before the first PCs and GPUs.
 
Joined
Sep 26, 2012
Messages
349 (0.14/day)
System Name ATHENA
Processor Intel 9900K
Motherboard MSI Z390 MEG Godlike
Cooling Noctua NH-U12S, 3xNoctua IndustrialPPC 120mm 2000RPM PWM, 3xSilverstone AP 180mm 1200RPM
Memory 4x16GB Trident-Z 16GB 3866mhz
Video Card(s) MSI 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
Storage 3 x Samsung 970 2TB
Display(s) Acer X34P 34" 21:9 3440x1440 @ 120hz
Case Silverstone FT02
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000w
Mouse FinalMouse Classic Ergo 2 + Evoluent VerticalMouse C
Keyboard Logitech DinovoEdge
Software Windows 10 + OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
"optimized for high resolution HDR displays"

And yet, they fail to implement HDMI 2.1, lol
It should be noted that almost no one is implementing HDMI 2.1, because HDMI 2.1 is quite a large leap forward. Furthermore, you can implement HDMI 2.1 features into HDMI 2.0 and still be compliant with HDMI 2.0, which is what alot of companies have been doing. I'm pretty sure the only company with HDMI 2.1 atm is LG.

The funny thing is, Sony's rated spec of the PS5 means the PS5 will be running HDMI 2.1, so its obvious that AMD already has mostly figured out its implementation however.
 
Joined
Jun 25, 2014
Messages
56 (0.03/day)
From what I've read this comes down to the HDMI consortium to a large degree - they focus their example hardware designs and other early support on the AV industry almost exclusively, leading to PC hardware always being late adopting new HDMI standards. Designing and implementing the hardware required to drive a display output is not a trivial task, and without the support of the organization designing the interface everything is bound to be slow work. Heck, HDMI 2.0 was on TVs and STBs at least a year before the first PCs and GPUs.
Yeah, but what else will utilize HDMI 2.1, if not the PC video cards? What else could do 120Hz in 4K with VRR, and why...
So the decision at RTG for the new Navis not to have HDMI 2.1 is not really understandable. Or they have rushed the announcement too much. Either way, it wasnt the right decision.

...Furthermore, you can implement HDMI 2.1 features into HDMI 2.0 and still be compliant with HDMI 2.0, which is what alot of companies have been doing....
Please explain this? Seems like science fiction to me...
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2006
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Location
Ireland
System Name Cubed
Processor R7 1800X
Motherboard ASRock X370 Gaming Pro
Cooling Custom 3 radiator loop for CPU and GPUs, D5 pump
Memory 32GB (4 x 8GB) Team 4000MHz @ 3200MHz
Video Card(s) 2 x Vega 64 with single slot full cover blocks
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 512GB NVMe
Display(s) BenQ BL3200
Case Corsair Carbide 540
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Corsair HX1200i
Mouse Roccat Leadr
Keyboard K95 RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores #1 worldwide on 3D Mark 99 or 2000 or one of those, at one point back in the day. :)
It could be the hardware supports 2.1 but it's not enabled yet, perhaps.

Or they will have an IP block done for the next versions/consoles.

The comment about putting 2.1 features onto 2.1 should be correct; if you can keep the total b/w under the 2.0 spec (18Gbps?), you could in theory add in eARC and other things. e.g. if you were running at 4k/60, SDR there might be room for eARC to send 3D sound. Not ideal, but it could work.
 
Joined
Sep 26, 2012
Messages
349 (0.14/day)
System Name ATHENA
Processor Intel 9900K
Motherboard MSI Z390 MEG Godlike
Cooling Noctua NH-U12S, 3xNoctua IndustrialPPC 120mm 2000RPM PWM, 3xSilverstone AP 180mm 1200RPM
Memory 4x16GB Trident-Z 16GB 3866mhz
Video Card(s) MSI 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
Storage 3 x Samsung 970 2TB
Display(s) Acer X34P 34" 21:9 3440x1440 @ 120hz
Case Silverstone FT02
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000w
Mouse FinalMouse Classic Ergo 2 + Evoluent VerticalMouse C
Keyboard Logitech DinovoEdge
Software Windows 10 + OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
Either way, it wasnt the right decision.
Please explain this? Seems like science fiction to me...
Gotta release the card at some point. Its also pretty obvious we are getting a 2nd Navi refresh next year. Shrug. PC card in the PC space means DisplayPort is more important (of which it is fully compliant anyway). Sure, I'd like more features, but PC's connected to high end tv's is pretty niche.

As for HDMI 2.1 features on HDMI 2.0, a few manufacturers have made some features available that are slated for 2.1. ALLM is the one that immediately comes to mind. What nemesis.ie said is pretty well much correct, anything that requires bandwidth won't come until HDMI 2.1, things that don't manufacturers have been adding via firmware (especially Samsung).
 
Joined
Nov 11, 2004
Messages
3,066 (0.58/day)
Location
Formosa
System Name Overlord Mk MVII
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.85GHz
Motherboard Asus Prime X370-Pro
Cooling Corsair H110i
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200
Video Card(s) Galax GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC-SNPR
Storage 1TB WD Black NVMe (2018), 500GB Crucial MX200, 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND
Display(s) Asus PG27AQ
Case Corsair Carbide 400Q
Power Supply Corsair AX860i
Mouse Logitech G500s
Keyboard Wooting Two
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores https://valid.x86.fr/h01zlr
Where's the USB-C connector for VR headsets though? They claim "Single IO connectivity" for head mounted displays, but apparently don't have it...
AMD is even part of the VirtualLink consortium...
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2006
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Location
Ireland
System Name Cubed
Processor R7 1800X
Motherboard ASRock X370 Gaming Pro
Cooling Custom 3 radiator loop for CPU and GPUs, D5 pump
Memory 32GB (4 x 8GB) Team 4000MHz @ 3200MHz
Video Card(s) 2 x Vega 64 with single slot full cover blocks
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 512GB NVMe
Display(s) BenQ BL3200
Case Corsair Carbide 540
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Corsair HX1200i
Mouse Roccat Leadr
Keyboard K95 RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores #1 worldwide on 3D Mark 99 or 2000 or one of those, at one point back in the day. :)
Maybe they mean for a future DP1.4 standard? Or you have a splitter box on the headset/user's belt or an adapter on the DP?
 

FordGT90Concept

"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Messages
24,864 (6.38/day)
Location
IA, USA
System Name BY-2015
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K (4 x 4.00 GHz) w/ HT and Turbo on
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu
Memory 2 x Kingston HyperX DDR4-2133 8 GiB
Video Card(s) Sapphire NITRO+ RX 590 Special Edition 8 GiB DVI + HDMI
Storage Crucial MX300 275 GB, Seagate Exos X12 TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster T240 24" LCD (1920x1200 HDMI) + Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" LCD (1440x900 DVI)
Case Coolermaster HAF 932 w/ USB 3.0 5.25" bay
Audio Device(s) Realtek Onboard, Micca OriGen+
Power Supply Enermax Platimax 850w
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei RAW
Keyboard Tesoro Excalibur
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Faster than the tortoise; slower than the hare.
  • Like
Reactions: HTC
Joined
Jun 25, 2014
Messages
56 (0.03/day)
So LG was able to come out with HDMI 2.1 in may, but AMD didnt manage the same? They both had the same time.

And as someone wrote here earlier, AMD HAS to adopt the technology too, since the new consoles cant give you the announced 4K 120Hz without that, and they do deliver hardware for them.

So all in all, this was just a rushed release, on a small budget. Like everything in the past years of RTG was.
 
Joined
Sep 26, 2012
Messages
349 (0.14/day)
System Name ATHENA
Processor Intel 9900K
Motherboard MSI Z390 MEG Godlike
Cooling Noctua NH-U12S, 3xNoctua IndustrialPPC 120mm 2000RPM PWM, 3xSilverstone AP 180mm 1200RPM
Memory 4x16GB Trident-Z 16GB 3866mhz
Video Card(s) MSI 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
Storage 3 x Samsung 970 2TB
Display(s) Acer X34P 34" 21:9 3440x1440 @ 120hz
Case Silverstone FT02
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000w
Mouse FinalMouse Classic Ergo 2 + Evoluent VerticalMouse C
Keyboard Logitech DinovoEdge
Software Windows 10 + OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
So all in all, this was just a rushed release, on a small budget. Like everything in the past years of RTG was.
So Samsung, Sony, TCL, HiSense, insert any other brand here are on small budgets and rushed releases as well? Your statement is cherry picking at its finest.
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2017
Messages
4,100 (4.62/day)
System Name Good enough
Processor AMD Ryzen R7 1700X - 4.0 Ghz / 1.350V
Motherboard ASRock B450M Pro4
Cooling Scythe Katana 4 - 3x 120mm case fans
Memory 16GB - Corsair Vengeance LPX
Video Card(s) OEM Dell GTX 1080
Storage 1x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB , 1x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB
Display(s) 4K Samsung TV
Case Zalman R1
Power Supply 500W
So all in all, this was just a rushed release, on a small budget. Like everything in the past years of RTG was.
Oh man I am sure people will go crazy they can't get 4K120Hz with their budget card and almost nonexistent and prohibitively expensive monitors to support it. A tragedy, really.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jan 17, 2006
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Location
Ireland
System Name Cubed
Processor R7 1800X
Motherboard ASRock X370 Gaming Pro
Cooling Custom 3 radiator loop for CPU and GPUs, D5 pump
Memory 32GB (4 x 8GB) Team 4000MHz @ 3200MHz
Video Card(s) 2 x Vega 64 with single slot full cover blocks
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 512GB NVMe
Display(s) BenQ BL3200
Case Corsair Carbide 540
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Corsair HX1200i
Mouse Roccat Leadr
Keyboard K95 RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores #1 worldwide on 3D Mark 99 or 2000 or one of those, at one point back in the day. :)
Yes.

And you CAN get it, if you buy a DP monitor in due course - which will likely be very expensive (sadly).

It's "only" excluding 8k TVs at the moment and maybe there are a few 4k/120Hz TVs appearing too, both of which are also expensive.

It would be nice, but it's still very "early adopter" which you normally pay a lot extra for it.

Probably these screens will start appearing in mainstream next year and the next Navi/consoles will be ready.
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 24, 2007
Messages
1,016 (0.23/day)
Location
Florida
Processor Ryzen2700x@ 4.15ghz 1.38v / Threadripper 1950x @ Stock
Motherboard Asus CH7wifi / Asus Zenith X399
Cooling Custom loop / Custom Dual loop
Memory 16gb ddr4 3600MHZ G SKill TridentZ RGB / 32gb ddr4 3200MHZ G.Skill TridentZ RGB
Video Card(s) XFX RX Vega 64 / Sapphire RX Vega 64
Storage HP EX920 1TB boot / Samsung 950 Pro 512GB boot
Display(s) Asus XG32VQ / Dell UltraSharp U2711
Case Lian Li 011-Dynamic in white /Phanteks Elite
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Titanium 850w / Seasonic Prime Titanium 1000w
Mouse Logitech G 900s
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB rapidfire/ Razer Chroma Black Widow
Software Win 10 Pro
See this is what's wrong with the general public... the list of entitlement never ends. It's sad that some of the most ignoramus comments/statements come from some of the smartest ppl. Smh
 

iO

Joined
Jul 18, 2012
Messages
375 (0.15/day)
Location
Germany
Processor i5-2500k
Motherboard Z68Pro3-M
Cooling HR-02 Macho
Memory 8 Gig
Video Card(s) RX580 Armor w/ Accelero Mono
Storage 850 EVO 512
Display(s) LG 27UM67 UHD
Case Don't believe in cases...
Power Supply SS G-650
Navi's development was simply too far advanced to implement HDMI 2.1 when the HDMI consortium released the final 2.1 specs.
 
Joined
May 2, 2017
Messages
1,294 (1.67/day)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard Biostar X370GTN
Cooling Custom CPU+GPU water loop
Memory 16GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 C16
Video Card(s) AMD R9 Fury X
Storage 500GB 960 Evo (OS ++), 500GB 850 Evo (Games)
Display(s) Dell U2711
Case NZXT H200i
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Lenovo Compact Keyboard with Trackpoint
Software Windows 10 Pro
Yeah, but what else will utilize HDMI 2.1, if not the PC video cards? What else could do 120Hz in 4K with VRR, and why...
So the decision at RTG for the new Navis not to have HDMI 2.1 is not really understandable. Or they have rushed the announcement too much. Either way, it wasnt the right decision.
It sounds like you're oversimplifying this a bit - it's not a "decision" in terms of "do we include this feature, y/n?". The HDMI 2.1 spec was released in November 2017, which is very likely too short a time to get working hardware implemented into Navi (A hard launch in July for Navi means mass production started in May at the latest, meaning the silicon design was likely near finalized early in the new year. That leaves barely a year to integrate a brand-new I/O standard.). The required hardware to implement HDMI 2.1 output on a PC GPU doesn't exist yet, and the HDMI standard likely only gives requirements on the required functionality of said hardware, not how to implement it in an IC. In other words, companies either need time to develop this hardware, or assistance from organizations with this already in place. When the HDMI Forum prioritizes assisting the AV industry (as that's their main focus and their main contributors/partners), PC hardware manufacturers are left to themselves - leading to longer development cycles and slower adoption in this industry. The only other option would be for AMD and Nvidia to allocate significant hardware engineering resources to fast-track a HDMI 2.1 implementation, which would have direct detrimental effects on the parts of their hardware that actually matter in terms of performance, or result in delayed launches anyhow. In short: this would be a meaningless and silly thing to prioritize, and the only real solution would be for the HDMI Forum to more actively support PC hardware development. Until that happens, we have DP - which is arguably a better standard anyhow.

As for what will utilize HDMI 2.1 in the eyes of the HDMI Forum: 8k TV broadcasts, specifically from the upcoming olympics. Remember, TV/AV is a far bigger industry than PC hardware. How many TVs are sold globally in a year? I'd be surprised if gaming PCs capable of driving high refresh rates even at 1080p amounted to 1% of that. TV sports, on the other hand, sells TVs like crazy.
 
Joined
Jun 2, 2017
Messages
415 (0.56/day)
System Name Best AMD Computer
Processor AMD TR4 1900X
Motherboard As Rock X399 Phantom Gaming 6
Cooling Alphacool Eisbaer 420 x2 Noctua NHU-14S TR4
Memory Gskill RIpjaws V 3600 MHZ 16 GB (2x8) & Gskill Ripjaws 4 3000 MHZ 16GB (2x8)
Video Card(s) Sapphire Vega 64 Nitro, Gigabyte Vega 64 Gaming OC
Storage 6 x NVME 480 GB, 2 x SSD 2TB, 5TB HDD, 2 TB HDD, 2x 2TB SSHD
Display(s) Acer 49BQ0k 4K monitor
Case Thermaltake Core X9
Audio Device(s) Corsair Void Pro, Logitch Z523 5.1
Power Supply Corsair HX1200!
Mouse Logitech g7 gaming mouse
Keyboard Logitech G510
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 Steam. GOG, Uplay, Origin
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 24955 Time Spy: 13500
So LG was able to come out with HDMI 2.1 in may, but AMD didnt manage the same? They both had the same time.

And as someone wrote here earlier, AMD HAS to adopt the technology too, since the new consoles cant give you the announced 4K 120Hz without that, and they do deliver hardware for them.

So all in all, this was just a rushed release, on a small budget. Like everything in the past years of RTG was.
Is that HDMI 2.1 on their TVs or monitors?
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2006
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Location
Ireland
System Name Cubed
Processor R7 1800X
Motherboard ASRock X370 Gaming Pro
Cooling Custom 3 radiator loop for CPU and GPUs, D5 pump
Memory 32GB (4 x 8GB) Team 4000MHz @ 3200MHz
Video Card(s) 2 x Vega 64 with single slot full cover blocks
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 512GB NVMe
Display(s) BenQ BL3200
Case Corsair Carbide 540
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Corsair HX1200i
Mouse Roccat Leadr
Keyboard K95 RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores #1 worldwide on 3D Mark 99 or 2000 or one of those, at one point back in the day. :)
I wonder is designing a TV HDMI sink (probably as part of a scaler chip that will be mass produced) easier than doing a source embedded in a GPU?
 
Joined
Jun 2, 2017
Messages
415 (0.56/day)
System Name Best AMD Computer
Processor AMD TR4 1900X
Motherboard As Rock X399 Phantom Gaming 6
Cooling Alphacool Eisbaer 420 x2 Noctua NHU-14S TR4
Memory Gskill RIpjaws V 3600 MHZ 16 GB (2x8) & Gskill Ripjaws 4 3000 MHZ 16GB (2x8)
Video Card(s) Sapphire Vega 64 Nitro, Gigabyte Vega 64 Gaming OC
Storage 6 x NVME 480 GB, 2 x SSD 2TB, 5TB HDD, 2 TB HDD, 2x 2TB SSHD
Display(s) Acer 49BQ0k 4K monitor
Case Thermaltake Core X9
Audio Device(s) Corsair Void Pro, Logitch Z523 5.1
Power Supply Corsair HX1200!
Mouse Logitech g7 gaming mouse
Keyboard Logitech G510
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 Steam. GOG, Uplay, Origin
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 24955 Time Spy: 13500
We don't have to worry about HDMI 2.1. We already have DP 1.4 on PC video cards. That does support 8K 60HZ or 50 HZ depending on 8 or 10 bit panel and 4K 120HZ or 100HZ but from the OP it can support up to 240HZ (too bad only 4K TVs have that) . The only thing is that GPU performance needs to catch up before we can enjoy any of those and in the monitor space, the cost of displays that have any of those specs is eye watering.
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2006
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Location
Ireland
System Name Cubed
Processor R7 1800X
Motherboard ASRock X370 Gaming Pro
Cooling Custom 3 radiator loop for CPU and GPUs, D5 pump
Memory 32GB (4 x 8GB) Team 4000MHz @ 3200MHz
Video Card(s) 2 x Vega 64 with single slot full cover blocks
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 512GB NVMe
Display(s) BenQ BL3200
Case Corsair Carbide 540
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Corsair HX1200i
Mouse Roccat Leadr
Keyboard K95 RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores #1 worldwide on 3D Mark 99 or 2000 or one of those, at one point back in the day. :)
That said, HDMI 2.1 would be nice if you have a big TV in the living room or want to buy a possibly more affordable TV instead of a monitor.

Panasonic had DP on some of their TVs a couple of years back but it seems to be gone now. :(
 
Top