VESA has officially launched version 2.0 of the DisplayPort standard, or just simply DisplayPort 2.0. The new standard is the first major update to the standard since launching DisplayPort 1.4a back in 2016.
In terms of performance, DisplayPort 2.0 is capable of channelling three times more bandwidth at 80Gbps max. Versus the previous generation DisplayPort 1.4a. That means that the new standard can support display resolutions of 8K or greater. Not only that, DisplayPort 2.0 will also support 8K resolutions at higher refresh rates of 120Hz. Oh, and that’s with HDR.
The higher resolutions that DisplayPort 2.0 supports also reaches up to 10K (10240 x 4320) and 16K (15360 x 8460), but with their refresh rates limited to 60Hz. Additionally, DisplayPort 2.0 will able to up to 8K display or three 10K displays at simultaneously.
The list of display resolutions supported as listed below:
Single display resolutions:
16K (15360×8460) display @60Hz
10K (10240×4320) display @60Hz
Dual display resolutions:
2x 8K (7680×4320) displays @120Hz
2x 4K (3840×2160) displays @144Hz
Triple display resolutions:
3x 10K (10240×4320) displays @60Hz
3x 4K (3840×2160) displays @90Hz
VESA’s new DisplayPort 2.0 will be delivered via the DisplayPort connector, USB-C, as well as through Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 technology. Albeit having some of the same cabling issues that the latter medium of delivery has encountered.
As far as availability goes, VESA expects the new DisplayPort 2.0 standard sometime nearing the end of 2020.