AMD unveils first FPGAs & SoCs for DisplayPort 2.1 & 8K video

22nd January 2024
Sheryl Miles

AMD UltraScale+ FPGAs and AMD Versal adaptive SoC product families have become the industry’s first FPGA and adaptive SoC implementations to conform to the VESA DisplayPort 2.1 standard.

The new AMD DisplayPort 2.1 Subsystem enables AMD UltraScale+ FPGAs and Versal architecture to receive, process, and transmit 8K (7680 x 4320 pixels) ultra-high-definition (UHD) video. Pro AV and broadcast equipment manufacturers can easily integrate and upgrade their equipment, such as cameras, professional monitors, LED video walls, projectors, KVMs, and broadcast infrastructure, to handle 8K UHD video.

Emerging as the latest standard in UHD video, 8K offers four times the resolution of 4K and sixteen times the resolution of Full HD, gaining traction among a broad spectrum of professional AV, broadcast media, and consumer electronics applications. With total bandwidth of nearly 80Gbps, up to 3x that of DisplayPort 1.4, DisplayPort 2.1 enables higher display resolutions, deeper colour depths, and higher refresh rates for 8K UHD video.

Just as the AMD Radeon PRO W7900, AMD Radeon PRO W7800, and Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards were 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 deploy an end-to-end solution using AMD Radeon graphics cards with AMD UltraScale+ FPGAs and AMD Versal adaptive SoCs to deliver a high quality 8K experience.

AMD will showcase the DisplayPort 2.1 IP Subsystem with the first public demonstration of this technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024 (AMD stand: 5D150), kicking off on 30 January 2024 in Barcelona.


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