As the next generation of PC display connection technology, the DisplayPort interface delivers twice the output capacity of DVI.
DisplayPort allows high-definition digital audio to be available to the display device over the same cable as the digital video signal. It delivers plug-and-play,and supports the HDCP content protection technology.
DisplayPort incorporates a Main Link, an unidirectional connection supporting isochronous stream transport. The Main Link bandwidth of up to 10.8Gbit/s, equivalent to a data transfer rate of 1080 Mbytes/second, uses four lanes.
More high resolution flat-panel, DisplayPort capable display devices are expected to hit the market this year.