Little over a year ago, the Video Electronics Standards Association, also known as VESA, announced the approval of the DisplayPort standard, a new license-free state-of-the-art digital audio and video interface which is meant to replace DVI in the PC world.

Top companies such as Dell, HP, Lenovo and others have stated to support the standard. Taking a step forward in the industry's move to DisplayPort, AMD recently announced reports of successful interoperability testing of a next-generation graphics processor with a native DisplayPort 1.1 transmitter. AMD expects to ship the first ATI Radeon graphics sporting the new interface in the early 2008 timeframe.

"AMD has been driving the high-definition transition on the PC with innovative firsts such as integrated HDMI, high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) and our Unified Video Decoder (UVD)," said AMD's Imi Mosaheb. "We are once again breaking new ground in customer-centric innovation by offering increased choice in video and display technologies to our users."
DisplayPort aims to unify and standardize display across the desktop and notebook computing environments through a common high-bandwidth interconnect. Samsung Electronics has already announced that will begin production of the world's first LCD monitor to feature the DisplayPort interface in Q2 2008.