VGA and DVI Replacement on the Horizon

By Justin Mann on August 19, 2005, 7:47 PM
"DisplayPort", a technology meant to supercede DVI and VGA, is on its way. It is a ground-up approach to support very high-bandwidth video display devices. The new design and interface supports both high-quality audio and video on the same cable, with speeds upwards of 10.8Gbits/sec. This would allow extremely high refresh rates at very high resolutions, something all gamers and movie buffs love. Don't expect it to take us by storm, however. The archaic VGA standard has been around for decades, and even newer technologies such as DVI and HDMI have not yet managed to make much of a dent in the market for it. Eventually, though, we will want - and receive - more.




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