iSuppli: Bright future for DisplayPort

Posted on Monday, Jul 28 2008 @ 01:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Research firm iSuppli believes DisplayPort will be able to successfully challenge HDMI:
The Video Electronics Standards Association is aiming to replicate HDMI's success on the PC with DisplayPort, and DisplayPort-capable hardware has already started emerging. But can DisplayPort challenge HDMI? iSuppli seems to think so. The research firm has put together a report that states, "HDMI has been able to stave off any threat from DisplayPort, but that situation soon will change."

iSuppli believes PC makers will increase their adoption of the royalty-free interface, leading global shipments to rise from zero units in 2007 to 263.3 million in 2012. As for HDMI, iSuppli still expects a still-substantial jump from 193 million units in 2007 to 772.8 million in 2012. According to iSuppli, DisplayPort "will see some long-term success" as a successor to existing DVI and VGA interfaces. Along with featuring smaller connectors and longer, more flexible cables than DVI, DisplayPort supports higher bandwidth and thinner digital displays.

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Re: iSuppli: Bright future for DisplayPort
by Anonymous on Monday, Jul 28 2008 @ 06:42 CEST
I am picking my video upgrades (sli vs single card) based on whether the cards will have Displayport.

HDMI stops @ 1920x1200. Displayport gives 10 bit color at 2560x1600. That's a night and day better ability and one that many are waiting for in the upgrade to 30".