A few hours ago, the Intel company announced its new Intel Arc graphics cards. New GPUs which should start arriving during the first quarter of 2022 and which we now know will be compatible with the DisplayPort 2.0 standard.

Intel confirms that its next GPUs will be DisplayPort 2.0 compatible, just as AMD’s graphics already are. These are high performance graphics cards based on the Intel Xe HPG architecture with a performance they indicate, it could be similar to that of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070.

Thinking in the near future

The DisplayPort 2.0 standard was announced by VESA in mid 2019. A connection that considerably improves what the current DisplayPort 1.4a offers by reaching a bandwidth of 77.4 Gbps against 48 Gbps of HDMI 2.1 with a theoretical maximum of 80 Gbps through the use of four channels. A specification that also allows the adoption of USB-C connectors with USB4 interface.

Intel announces that the DisplayPort 2.0 standard will be supported by all of its DG2 GPUs. Improvements that will happen gradually thanks to different patches. In fact, as noted in Professional Review, DisplayPort 2.0 support comes with around 17 fixes for the i915 kernel display driver. This is not full support for the DisplayPort 2.0 standard, but a first step and then an improvement with other additions.

New graphics will be able to support Ultra High Bit Rate (UHBR) as well as 128 / 132b channel encoding. And to take advantage of it, you will need to have the right equipment. And with all this data you have to think of 8K resolutions at 60 Hz with HDR support or even 16K resolutions at 60 Hz.

However, compatibility with the DisplayPort 2.0 standard is a step into the future, as there are still no TVs or monitors on the market that support it, so we’ll have to wait for the first compatible models that don’t. will not arrive until the beginning of the year comes.

Via | Videocarz