Year after year and almost copying what has been seen with HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 2.0 (or also known as DP 2.0) has undoubtedly been the big victim of the chip war we are in. But the crisis hasn’t really been the problem, but it goes back years. Can we hope to soon see monitors equipped with such an interface?
Gaming monitors with DisplayPort 2.0: a long way to go
3 years ago, the upgrade to the current DP 1.4 as such was announced for the first time. DisplayPort 2.0 has been touted as a revolution in the PC world, but we’ve only seen a few models announced with such an interface since then, but they haven’t hit the market and may still take a while.
Its arrival should already be in our hands, or at least in stores, but none of this because the Coronavirus and the flea crisis have made it possible to extend the dates once again. Therefore, analysts believe that due to various factors this interface will not arrive for at least a year, so let’s analyze them.
First of all, DisplayPort 2.0 will come with the attraction of being able to connect up to 6 monitors simultaneously with a resolution of 1080p thanks to the MST and especially to its higher bandwidth. But in addition, this bandwidth which will be up to 77.37 Gbits per second
The limited supply of resolutions above 4K is a limiting factor
Why do we want more bandwidth if the average / advanced user is playing or with UWHD or with 4K gaming monitors, where very few experience multi-monitor beyond a few to push the boundaries or SIMRacing.
There’s no graphics power to beat 4K resolution above 144 hertz right now. Playing 8K with an RTX 3090 is a pipe dream in terms of going over 60 FPS, so there is no market for graphics cards that allow demand for monitors with higher resolutions.
Slabs on 4K are currently very expensive, complicated to manufacture and rare, so everything is postponed until a jump in performance from AMD, NVIDIA and soon Intel, where by then it looks like there will be a value chain. which lowers the price of the panels and increases the demand for them.
The best example we have in HDMI 2.1, which is implemented today despite arriving more years in advance. It is true that it is a standard more oriented towards TV than on the PC, but with 42 Gbits per second was the most optimal non-DSC option until the advent of DisplayPort 2.0.