DisplayPort 1.4 will embrace USB-C and 8K HDR video

USB-C charger
USB-C charger (Image credit: iMore)

VESA has introduced the newest DisplayPort standard, version 1.4, which noticeably will embrace the standard USB-C connector. It isn't the first either, with Thunderbolt 3 already jumping on board, meaning in the future we may just see USB-C ports on PCs and laptops and little else.

On a technical front, DisplayPort 1.4 will introduce support for 8K and HDR video up to 60Hz, and 4K HDR up to 120Hz. That's an incredible amount of information to be transferring at once, all down one little cable. Quite extraordinary, really.

VESA also says that the latest version of its Display Stream Compression is lossless and provides bandwidth for 32 audio channels.

While most of us won't be seeing this any time soon, not to mention the fact that 4K still isn't exactly common, it's always impressive to see technology advancing. Excuse me while I start saving for an 8K display.

Source: DisplayPort via Engadget

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