AMD patch hints at DisplayPort 2.0 for RDNA3 GPUs

Posted on Tuesday, August 17 2021 @ 10:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed several innovations in the display market. DisplayPort 2.0 for example was introduced in 2019 but there's still no hardware that takes advantage of it.

DisplayPort 2.0 support for RDNA3?

A new Linux patch from AMD hints at DisplayPort 2.0 being part of the company's next-generation GPUs. As things stand right now, it looks like RDNA3 will launch sometime next year.

DisplayPort 2.0 offers almost triple the bandwidth of DisplayPort 1.4a:
DisplayPort 2.0 extends Ultra High Bit Rate support up to 20 Gbit/s per lane. This means that the data rate goes up to 77.37 Gbit/s (80 Gbit/s total rates), almost three times as high and as DisplayPort 1.4a. The new standard is capable of supporting a 10K display with an uncompressed stream at 60 Hz or alternatively two 4K displays at 144 Hz. With Display Stream Compression (DSC) it supports even higher resolutions.

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