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AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors have officially been recognized as some of the first hardware components to support DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR (Ultra-High Bit Rate), the highest transmission mode of the standard for enabling “uncompressed 8K 60 Hz HDR, 4K 240 Hz HDR, two 4K 120 Hz HDR, or four 4K 60 Hz HDR displays through a single cable.” The achievement was shared today by VESA in a press release announcing the first DisplayPort 2.0 video source and sink devices that have completed certification for DisplayPort UHBR, which includes AMD’s latest Ryzen mobile chips with Radeon graphics aimed at creators and other users. Released in June 2019, DisplayPort 2.0 supports a maximum data rate of up to 80 Gbps via UHBR 20, a significant improvement over the HDMI 2.1 specification (48 Gbps).

“These latest developments in the DisplayPort UHBR Certification Program represent major steps forward in the roll-out of the DisplayPort UHBR ecosystem for new video, display and cable products supporting higher resolutions and refresh rates,” stated James Choate, compliance program manager for VESA. “Certification of UHBR reference devices must undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the requirements outlined in the DisplayPort 2.0 CTS. We’re excited to announce that a set of reference silicon has been verified to meet the requirements of the DisplayPort 2.0 spec through our certification program. VESA now has the testing infrastructure in place to evaluate and certify OEM end products, and we are ready to work with the ecosystem to bring next-generation DisplayPort chipsets and IP to market.”

“We are very proud to be the first DisplayPort adopter to achieve DisplayPort UHBR certification for a sink device,” said Vince Hu, corporate vice president and general manager, Compute Business Unit, MediaTek Inc. “With the features that DisplayPort 2.0 brings to the table, we are able to develop advanced, robust technologies that system manufacturers can leverage to revolutionize the consumer’s highest quality visual experience. VESA requires very stringent testing before certification can be granted, making MediaTek’s achievement even more impressive. We are honored to play a critical role in VESA’s efforts to ensure interoperability and deliver industry leading products to market.”

“We are delighted to continue our deep collaboration with VESA on developing the DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR ecosystem through use of AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processor as a certified reference source device,” said Syed Athar Hussain, VESA board vice-chairman and AMD CVP and display domain senior fellow. “The DisplayPort UHBR Certification Program will ensure sources, cables, and displays interoperate seamlessly and build a robust ecosystem that delivers the full potential of DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR technology. UHBR rates defined by the DisplayPort standard represent a new paradigm for display connectivity, with unprecedented bandwidth to facilitate smooth gaming, efficient video playback, and greater than 8K-resolution professional displays.”

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced that the first video source and display devices supporting DisplayPort UHBR (Ultra-high Bit Rate) – the higher data link rates supported by the DisplayPort standard version 2.0 – have completed certification through the DisplayPort UHBR Certification Program. To achieve this important milestone, UHBR chipset reference source and display designs provided by AMD, MediaTek and Realtek successfully met the PHY, link and interoperability testing requirements outlined in the DisplayPort 2.0 Compliance Test Specification (CTS). The higher bandwidths enabled by UHBR support a variety of use cases such as uncompressed 8K 60Hz HDR, 4K 240Hz HDR, two 4K 120Hz HDR or four 4K 60Hz HDR displays through a single cable.

VESA also announced today that qualified VESA DisplayPort Authorized Test Centers (ATCs) are ready to begin testing and certification of UHBR end-products using approved test equipment and reference sink and source devices for interoperability testing.

Source: VESA

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