AMD's next-generation graphics processor with a native DisplayPort 1.1 transmitter have succesfully passed interoperability testing.
The testing was completed with a Genesis Microchip DisplayPort receiver. AMD is currently attending the Video and Electronics Standards Association (VESA) PlugTest in Milpitas, California to undergo further interoperability testing.
DisplayPort aims to unify and standardize display across the desktop and notebook computing environments through a common high-bandwidth interconnect. DisplayPort interfaces are expected to be natively supported in ATI Radeon graphics processors in the early 2008 timeframe.
"AMD has been driving the high-definition transition on the PC with innovative firsts such as integrated HDMI, high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) and our Unified Video Decoder (UVD)," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. "With the successful interoperability testing of the first graphics chip to feature a native DisplayPort transmitter, we are once again breaking new ground in customer-centric innovation by offering increased choice in video and display technologies to our users."
DisplayPort supports both external connections, such as a display to a PC or TV, as well as embedded interface applications, such as inside a notebook PC.