AMD Unveils First 8K Display Technology

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The AMD UltraScale+™ FPGAs and AMD Versal™ adaptive SoC product families have achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first FPGA and adaptive SoC implementations in the industry to comply with the VESA DisplayPort 2.1 standard.

Facilitated by the new AMD DisplayPort 2.1 Subsystem, these advancements empower AMD UltraScale+ FPGAs and Versal architecture to receive, process, and transmit 8K (7680 x 4320 pixels) ultra-high-definition (UHD) video. This breakthrough allows manufacturers in the professional AV and broadcast equipment industry to seamlessly integrate and upgrade their devices, including cameras, professional monitors, LED video walls, projectors, KVMs, and broadcast infrastructure, to efficiently handle 8K UHD video.

As 8K emerges as the latest standard in UHD video, surpassing 4K resolution fourfold and Full HD sixteenfold, it gains widespread adoption across professional AV, broadcast media, and consumer electronics applications. With a substantial bandwidth of nearly 80Gbps, three times that of DisplayPort 1.4, DisplayPort 2.1 facilitates higher display resolutions, deeper color depths, and increased refresh rates for 8K UHD video.

Following the precedent set by the AMD Radeon™ PRO W7900, AMD Radeon PRO W7800, and Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards as the industry’s first to support DisplayPort 2.1, enabling up to 8K experiences on high-end workstations and gaming PCs, AMD customers can now implement a comprehensive solution. This entails leveraging AMD Radeon graphics cards with AMD UltraScale+ FPGAs and AMD Versal adaptive SoCs to deliver a superior 8K experience.

The unveiling of the DisplayPort 2.1 IP Subsystem will take place at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024 event, with the first public demonstration scheduled at the AMD stand (5D150) starting on January 30 in Barcelona.

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