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AMD Radeon RX 7000 GPUs might support DisplayPort 2.0

Although the DisplayPort 2.0 was created in 2016, there are still no products using the standard. However, that may change soon, as AMD is apparently working on implementing support for the standard on the upcoming Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards.

As spotted by @Kepler_L2 (via VideoCardz), someone has recently updated AMD's open-source driver, adding support for DisplayPort 2.0. Furthermore, the driver's code shows the developer has even added support for the UHBR standards, including UHBR10, UHBR13.5 and UHBR20. According to VESA, the latter of the three supports a maximum bandwidth of 80Gbps, assuming the receiving device also supports it.

Using a DisplayPort 2.0 interface, users will be able to run up to two 8K displays at 120Hz. Other configurations supported with DP 2.0 can be found below:

  • Single display resolutions
    • One 16K (15360 × 8640) display @ 60 Hz with 10 bpc (30 bit/px, HDR) (with DSC)
    • One 10K (10240 × 4320) display @ 60 Hz and 8 bpc (24 bit/px, SDR) (uncompressed)
  • Dual display resolutions
    • Two 8K (7680 × 4320) displays @ 120 Hz and 10 bpc (30 bit/px, HDR) (with DSC)
    • Two 4K (3840 × 2160) displays @ 144 Hz and 8 bpc (24 bit/px, SDR) (uncompressed)
  • Triple display resolutions
    • Three 10K (10240 × 4320) displays @ 60 Hz and 10 bpc (30 bit/px, HDR) (with DSC)
    • Three 4K (3840 × 2160) displays @ 90 Hz and 10 bpc (30 bit/px, HDR) (uncompressed)

As of today, there are no monitors supporting DisplayPort 2.0. They were first planned to launch in late 2021, but releases have been delayed. However, once the first graphics cards supporting the standard become available, it shouldn't take long for monitor makers to start rolling out new models.

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KitGuru says: DP 1.4a already offers a good combination of high resolution and refresh rate, but DP 2.0 will take a step further, allowing gamers to play at much higher resolutions and refresh rates. Now, we just need graphics cards and new displays that support DP 2.0. 

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