DisplayPort coming in at the end of 2007
DisplayPort coming at the end of 2007

Several weeks ago, the upcoming DisplayPort standard reached a milestone 1.1, which adds support for HDCP. When DailyTech originally reported on DisplayPort, the initial reaction from the public was somewhat reserved, with some analysts already upset that another standard was introduced when HDMI was already "new" to the scene.

During its Analyst Day today, AMD announced details that it will be backing DisplayPort as a standard near the end of 2007. DisplayPort will be fully supported in 2008, along with other technologies such as DirectX 10 and HyperTransport 3.0.

AMD's DisplayPort backing is part of the AMD Fusion platformFusion, announced earlier this year, is the company's initiative to create a unified platform of ATI's IGP and AMD's CPU.

AMD and several other companies are backing DisplayPort, include: Dell, Genesis Microchip, HP, Intel, Lenovo, NVIDIA and Samsung Electronics. Additionally, the VESA DisplayPort task group is already ironing out the details for DisplayPort version 2.0 and is expected to be introduced sometime in 2007.

DisplayPort will not be compatible with DVI, UDI or HDMI and is geared specifically towards computer displays.

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