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VIVIFY is taking pre-orders for the worlds first fiber optic 8K ready HDMI cable. Even as most of us are barely able to take advantage of 4k gaming it’s worth noting this next gen cable.

Specifications:

  • Model: ARQUUS W75
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Length 15ft
  • 48 Gbps
  • 8K 60Hz/4k 120Hz
  • HDCP 2.3
  • Dynamic HDR
  • eARC 192Khz, 24 bit, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
  • YCbCr 4:2:0, YCbCr 4:4:4

Now most will scoff and say who cares about 8K and I mostly agree with that. At this point it’s more hype as console makers begin to brag about what their forthcoming next generation releases may be capable of. The real story here is what the cable can do for users now.

Since the days of 1080p/3d I’ve seen how a poorly made, or rated, cable can hamper display options for either video or PC gaming. When 4k came out I again saw the same issues with 4k/60Hz/HDR which in turn led me to research fiber optic 48 Gbps cables before HDMI 2.1 was out. It’s paid off as they’ve allowed us to enjoy 1440p/120hz/G-Sync on a LG C9. Now we’re beginning to get displays capable of VRR 4k/120Hz even though HDMI 2.1 hasn’t made it to GPU’s yet. Having the right cable is crucial to getting the most out of your display. A known factor of HDMI is that it can have a bit of overhead traffic so going with a spec that’s a little higher than what you need can actually help.

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...