DisplayPort 2.0 Now Compatible With USB4, Supports Up to Two 8K Displays or One 16K Display

VESA today announced that it has released DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0, paving the way for future USB4 devices to support DisplayPort 2.0.

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Announced in June 2019, DisplayPort 2.0 has a max effective bandwidth of 77.4 Gbps, nearly triple that of DisplayPort 1.4. The new standard enables support for displays with up to 16K resolution, higher refresh rates, HDR support at higher resolutions, improved support for multiple display configurations, and more.

USB4 converges the Thunderbolt and USB protocols as part of Intel's goal to make Thunderbolt available on a royalty-free basis, which should result in wider and cheaper availability of Thunderbolt accessories like docks and eGPUs.

USB4 uses the USB-C connector design and is backwards compatible with USB 3.2 and USB 2.0.

Apple will likely adopt USB4 in future Macs. VESA expects the first products incorporating DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 to appear on the market in 2021.

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Top Rated Comments

Emanuel Rodriguez Avatar
55 months ago
I'm always amazed by how much data these engineers manage to squeeze over a single cable. 77.4Gb/s is pretty incredible
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mdracer Avatar
55 months ago
For best connectivity and bandwidth, please use a cable no longer than pictured below.



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Spungoflex Avatar
55 months ago
I can finally drive my 16K display! I can’t stand my blurry, pixelated 8K monitor much longer.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDento Avatar
55 months ago
16K, I need better eyeballs.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolbeep Avatar
55 months ago
"USB4 converges the Thunderbolt and USB protocols ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/04/usb4-converges-usb-and-thunderbolt-3/') as part of Intel's goal to make Thunderbolt available on a royalty-free basis, which should result in wider and cheaper availability of Thunderbolt accessories like docks and eGPUs."

Good, nothing makes me want to rip my hair out more than the price of thunderbolt docks (even thunderbolt 2 docks - 6 year old tech are still way overpriced)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ilikewhey Avatar
55 months ago
i need TB4 so my egpu won't be bandwidth choked.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)