DisplayPort is a digital display interface, it is designed to support higher resolution computer displays up to 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz, not only can it transmit video, it can also carry other data streams such as audio, USB, Ethernet etc. And through using either passive or active adapters, DisplayPort can also be converted to other display technologies, like SVGA, DVI, HDMI. DisplayPort makes display cable selection pretty easy, a standard DisplayPort cable can work with the very first Display Source device, and also the newest and future systems and displays which support multi-stream and display resolutions up to 4K (Ultra HD) at 60Hz. Nowadays, VGA and DVI computer video connectors are slowly being replaced by smaller, more versatile DisplayPort connectors. DisplayPort comes in two connector formats: Standard size, and Mini-DisplayPort, which is typically found on Apple computers and some other PC notebooks, such as Compaq, Dell, HP and so on.
Versions of DisplayPort:
V1.0 and V1.1:
DisplayPort v1.0 was the first evolution of the standard, it could provide a data rate of 8.64 Gigabits per second. But the V1.0 could not be too long, the maximum length could not further than two meters, as the maximum data rate could not be guaranteed over longer distances.
Display V1.1 was capable of using fiber optics at the physical layer as well as copper, it allowed the distance the Display Port signal to travel much further than the 2 meter limit on copper.
DisplayPort V1.2 allows for higher resolutions (including 4K and multi-stream), better color depths and higher refresh rates.
DisplayPort v1.3 supports a higher data rate than previous versions, it provides a total link rate of 32.4 Gbps. It allows you: 1. Operate 4K UHD displays at 120Hz refresh rate using 24-bit pixels , or 96Hz refresh rate using 30 bit pixels; 2. Drive a 5K x 3K display with a single cable; 3. 8K display support; 4. Drive two 4K displays over one cable.
DisplayPort v1.4 is the latest DisplayPort version, it offers support for 8K UHD (7680×4320 pixels) at 60 Hz with 10-bit color and HDR.
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