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+ - Displayport v1.2 to take giant leap over HDMI-> 2

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An anonymous reader writes "With HDMI becoming increasingly common, Displayport has been slow to become a widely used connection interface, but a plethora of new features in the new v1.2 standard could see that change. As well as doubling the data rate of the existing v1.1a standard to 21.6 Gbps, the update allows for multiple monitors to be connected to a single Displayport connector and adds support for transporting USB data at up to 720Mbps, enabling embedded webcams, speakers and USB hubs over a single cable. Ethernet data is also supported. The improved data rate will allow for richer, larger and higher resolution displays and the new version is also backward compatible with the current display technology, so all the ports, cables and devices will be interchangeable, although they will revert to the lowest common denominator."
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Displayport v1.2 to take giant leap over HDMI

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  • by TheSHAD0W (258774)

    Why develop a brand new spec when you could just use the Gig-E hardware?

    • Because they can? The marketplace will always be the agent of decision as to whether or not a new tech, or standard or product is implemented. The best option is not even guaranteed to be the adopted on (remember Betamax?).

      Have to wait and see....

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