Samsung touts development of first Displayport desktop LCD

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Seoul (Korea) – Samsung claims to have developed the first desktop LCD with Displayport interface, which competes with HDMI, DVI and UDI.

The new display, scheduled to go into mass production in the second quarter of 2008, is described to provide a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixel on a 30” surface at up to 10 bits of color depth or a total of 1.07 billion colors. The prototype uses a four-lane, 2.7 Gb/s per lane interface chip adding up to a total bandwidth of 10.8Gb/s.

There is an ongoing heated discussion about a viable high-definition digital display interface standard, which currently involves DVI, HDMI, UDI and Displayport. Displayport, approved in its first version back in May 2006, is a license-free connect that was designed to be used primarily between computers and monitors, but between computers and home theater systems as well.

Current supporters of Displayport include AMD, Intel, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Nvidia, Philips and Samsung.