The VESA association has just introduced an update to the DisplayPort standard that paves the way for the arrival of panels with higher resolutions up to 16K. Without reaching that number of pixels we find that the new standard supports higher refresh rates, as well as 8K and 4K HDR without relying on image compression. The last update of the standard was made in 2016, with the DisplayPort 1.4a.
If we compare the 2.0 with the latter, we find an increase of three times the width of bya. To be precise, DisplayPort 2.0 supports a maximum of 77.37 Gbps. So you can afford to transfer 8K images at 60 Hz with 4: 4: 4 subsampling without compression, even with 30 bits per pixel to meet the requirements of the HDR10. To be precise, here are some of the examples offered by the new standard:
In the case of connecting the DisplayPort mode Alt Mode, which allows data and video transmission by SuperSpeed USB via USB Type C , these are the specifications:
Perhaps the most realistic configurations, since we do not expect manufacturers to launch 16K or 10K panels in the near future. Obviously, then there is the hardware part, where the standard does not fit. To move this kind of resolutions and refresh rates you need power, and it’s still hard to move 4K according to what refresh rates …