VESA finalizes DisplayPort 1.4, adds 8K support, data compression, and USB-C

DisplayPort cable
VESA announced today that the DisplayPort 1.4 specification has been finished. The new standard allows for up to 8K video, implements new color capabilities, and adds a visually lossless compression method to ensure the standard will meet the needs of 5K or even 8K displays.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224006-vesa-finalizes-displayport-1-4-adds-8k-support-data-compression-and-usb-c-support

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USB Type-C connector will also support DisplayPort: Finally, one cable will fit every hole

DisplayPort over USB 3.1, DP Alternate Mode
The USB Promoters Group and VESA have announced that the new reversible USB Type-C connector, along with supporting power delivery of up to 100 watts, will also support the simultaneous transport of DisplayPort 1.3 — and thus HDMI 2.0 and DVI will also work, with an adapter. Yes, it’s looking like USB 3.1 with the Type-C connector will finally be a workable all-in-one cabling solution. Thunderbolt, we hardly knew you.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190742-usb-type-c-connector-will-also-support-displayport-finally-one-cable-will-fit-every-hole

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