VESA unveils DisplayPort v1.2 with 21.6 Gbps transfer rate

Just missing the CES 2010 boat, VESA is now introducing the DisplayPort v1.2 digital communication interface, and maybe a little extra time did it justice.

Just missing the CES 2010 boat, VESA is now introducing the DisplayPort v1.2 digital communication interface, and maybe a little extra time did it justice.

The DisplayPort v1.2 has doubled the data transfer rate to 21.6 Gbps (up from 10.8 Gbps), promising speedier refresh times, better 3D stereo displays, higher resolutions and color fields. Audio upgrades include synchronization assist and HD support (Dolby MAT, DTS HD, all Blu-Ray formats).

VESA has obviously joined the 3D home entertainment bandwagon, supporting 3D Stereo transmission formats and displaying "life-like motion" up to 240 fps in full HD.

The new cable also supports multiple video sources (webcams, USB hubs, etc.), speakers and monitors. Some various screen options:

  • One 3D display at 2560 x 1600 at 120Hz
  • Two 2560 x 1600 displays at 60Hz
  • Four 1920 x 1200 panels

Finally, v1.2 is also backward compatible with the current DisplayPort v1.1a systems (existing cables and the Mini DisplayPort connector), neglecting to mention anyone wanting to make use of this feature will need a v1.2-capable computer.