AMD Ryzen 6000 will get DisplayPort 2.0-certified, product testing ramps up

Cable Displayport on isolated white background
Enlarge / DisplayPort cable.

Pixel and velocity lovers have anticipated DisplayPort 2.0 merchandise because the Video Electronics Requirements Affiliation (VESA), which makes the spec, introduced its incoming in 2019. Whereas the pandemic inhibited the flexibility to check merchandise for supporting the video protocol and slowed its launch, we have inched nearer to seeing screens, PCs, and different gadgets earn DisplayPort 2.0 certification.

VESA on Monday introduced certification for AMD’s Ryzen 6000 laptop CPUs to help DisplayPort 2.0 at as much as one among its highest information hyperlink charges, Extremely-high Bit Fee 10 (UHBR10), which has a 10Gbps hyperlink charge and max throughput of 40 Gbps throughout 4 lanes.

VESA launched UHBR labels to DisplayPort 2.0 in February. As soon as DisplayPort 2.0 merchandise are available, it’s going to be simpler to find out which merchandise help the upper bandwidth capabilities of the backward-compatible spec. The transfer got here after the HDMI Licensing Administrator, which makes the HDMI spec, acquired backlash for not clarifying which HDMI 2.1-certified products help the max capabilities.

DP40-labeled cables can support 40 Gbps, while DP80 cables can support up to 80Gbps.
Enlarge / DP40-labeled cables can help 40 Gbps, whereas DP80 cables can help as much as 80Gbps.

VESA introduced that Ryzen 6000 cellular APUs are UHBR10-certified, however we’re nonetheless ready to see a product go the take a look at for DisplayPort 2.0 highest information hyperlink charges, UHBR13.5 and UHBR20. With the latter supporting as much as 80Gbps, it could allow bandwidth-hungry makes use of, like 8K HDR video at 60 Hz or SDR video at larger resolutions.

VESA additionally introduced that chipset makers MediaTek and RealTek handed UHBR certification, having “efficiently met the PHY, hyperlink and interoperability testing necessities outlined within the DisplayPort 2.0 Compliance Take a look at Specification.”

This week, VESA is demoing DisplayPort 2.0 on the Society for Data Show’s Display Week convention in San Jose, California. The demo encompasses a reference, Ryzen 6000-based PC linked to a DP40-certified cable, that means it helps UHBR10 and as much as 40Gbps, and a monitor utilizing licensed MediaTek chipsets. The demo, VESA advised us, reveals the spec supporting 4K decision video operating at a refresh charge of 144 Hz uncompressed. You possibly can at the moment purchase costly 4K screens aimed toward players that may hit 144 Hz, however they use compression to realize that refresh charge.

VESA is demoing DisplayPort 2.0 at SID Display Week.
VESA is demoing DisplayPort 2.0 at SID Show Week.

DisplayPort 2.0 is thrilling for superior single and multi-monitor setups with excessive resolutions and/or excessive speeds and no compression, similar to 4K HDR content material at a 240 Hz refresh charge or 4 4K HDR screens at 60 Hz.

Extra testing

You continue to cannot purchase a DisplayPort 2.0 monitor, graphics card, or PC (some cables are already available commercially), however this week’s information reveals vital progress towards making that occur.

VESA mentioned its DisplayPort Licensed Take a look at Facilities are prepared to check and certify UHBR merchandise. Different supply and show gadgets from VESA firms are present process the certification course of, VESA famous.

In early 2021, VESA show rep Craig Wiley advised Tom’s Hardware that VESA wasn’t in a position to maintain DisplayPort 2.0 take a look at occasions in 2020, which delayed debugging and improvement. Though, at the moment, the exec anticipated client merchandise to be out there within the second half of 2021. Since VESA does not make tech {hardware}, it wasn’t in a position to affirm to Ars Technica a agency launch date for DisplayPort 2.0 client merchandise, however the needle is transferring in the best course.

With VESA asserting verified reference silicon, the group “now has the testing infrastructure in place to guage and certify OEM finish merchandise,” and is “able to work with the ecosystem to carry next-generation DisplayPort chipsets and IP to market,” James Choate, compliance program supervisor for VESA, mentioned in an announcement.


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