AMD to support DisplayPort next year

Posted on Saturday, Dec 16 2006 @ 03:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD announced it will start supporting DisplayPort in 2007.
Several weeks ago, the upcoming DisplayPort standard reached a milestone 1.1, which adds support for HDCP. When DailyTech originally reported on DisplayPort, the initial reaction from the public was somewhat reserved, with some analysts already upset that another standard was introduced when HDMI was already "new" to the scene.

During its Analyst Day today, AMD announced details that it will be backing DisplayPort as a standard near the end of 2007. DisplayPort will be fully supported in 2008, along with other technologies such as DirectX 10 and HyperTransport 3.0.

AMD's DisplayPort backing is part of the AMD Fusion platform. Fusion, announced earlier this year, is the company's initiative to create a unified platform of ATI's IGP and AMD's CPU.

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