Everything About The New Display Port 2.0


DisplayPort simplifies the process of choosing a display cable. Display Port 2.0, released in June 2019, is an exciting improvement for customers since it provides a more robust connection than the antiquated HDMI protocol. It has various specs and uses. So, let’s just dive into that and know the nuts and bolts of Display Port 2.0.


Before Display Port 2.0

DisplayPorts are primarily focused on transmitting video signals from one device to the other. However, it can also transport audio, USB, and other data types. DisplayPort is intended to be a direct replacement for legacy interfaces including VGA, FPD-Link, and DVI. Using either active or passive adapters, it can communicate with older interfaces like HDMI and DVI.

VESA officially recognized version 1.0 on May 3, 2006. On 2 April 2007, version 1.1 was approved; on 11 January 2008, version 1.1a was approved. Display Port 2.0 was finally issued as an official standard by VESA on June 26, 2019, after several versions.


What Is Display Port 2.0?

Display Port 2.0 will employ the same DisplayPort connector and port as earlier DisplayPort specifications. Still, it will also be accessible through USB-C and Thunderbolt connections using the new DisplayPort Alt Mode over USB. A single USB connection may carry audio, video, and data to and from monitors that support DisplayPort, the same as DP Alt Mode did in earlier DisplayPort standards. This helps attach external monitors to laptops with few available ports.


Display Port 2.0: Resolution, Interface, and Compatibility

The maximum resolution that may be output through Display Port 2.0 is 16K at 60 fps with HDR and 30 bpp. To overcome the high pixel count of current hardware, VESA’s Display Stream Compression (DSC 1.2a) is required. DSC claims to provide a “lossless” experience, which means no quality is sacrificed during the compression process. Without High Dynamic Range (HDR), Display Port 2.0 can handle a 10K resolution at 80 fps and up to 24 bits per pixel (bpp). This resolution for a single screen eliminates the need for data compression.

DP 2.0 maintains the same connection form factor as its predecessor, and it is also compatible with older DisplayPort implementations. Furthermore, DP 2.0’s continued support for DP Alt Mode, which is widely praised for its compatibility with USB-C connections, is also appreciated.

Display Port 2.0 provides not only increased throughput but also new capabilities like Panel Replay. This reduces the display’s power consumption and heat output, making it more efficient. When Panel Replay is activated on a mobile device with a high-resolution display, for instance, just the altered UI components are refreshed.



Since any DisplayPort cable will support all DisplayPort features, DisplayPort 2.0 is not an exception. In this article, we’ve discussed as many possible aspects as possible. Yet, some of your doubts may remain untouched.

Therefore, if you are having any further confusion, contact us without any hesitation and let us help you out. Koincable has been making cables and satisfying consumers all over the world since 2005. Our combined years of service is a total of 17 years, and still counting.