Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs to support DisplayPort 2.0

Posted on Thursday, Aug 19 2021 @ 11:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Earlier this week, there was some evidence that AMD's next-generation GPUs will support DisplayPort 2.0. This display standard was introduced in 2019 but there's still no widespread availability of hardware that uses it, partly due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This will likely change over the coming year.

VideoCardz reports there's now also a Linux patch that confirms Intel's upcoming Arc Alchemist desktop GPUs will support DisplayPort 2.0. Alchemist, formerly known as DG2, is Intel's first GPU for the gaming market. It's expected to hit the market in Q1 2022.
Intel’s DisplayPort 2.0 support begins with 17 patches to the i915 kernel display driver. It is by no means full implementation of the DP2.0 standard yet. The engineers working on these patches still have a long list of things to do.
At the moment, there are still no displays with DisplayPort 2.0 support. It's also unknown whether NVIDIA's next-gen GPUs will support DisplayPort 2.0.


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