Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on RDNA 3 architecture may get support for DisplayPort 2.0 interface with VESA UHBR20 mode, indicating their ultra-high signal bandwidth - up to 80 Gbps.This information was shared on Twitter by a popular leak writer under the nickname Kepler, who found hints of this feature in AMD drivers code.Image source: VideoCardzThe user shared a link to a site that demonstrates changes to AMD drivers for graphics cards.The patches trace references to the DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR20 standard.Devices supporting this mode have up to 80Gbps of throughput, 32Gbps more than the HDMI 2.1 standard and 48Gbps more than DisplayPort 1.4a.Theoretically Radeon RX 7000 gas pedals will be able to display up to 16K resolution with DSC compression, or up to 10K without compression, or two 8K signals at once with 120 Hz and HDR. Source image: FreedesktopIn January of last year the Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA), an organization dedicated to standardizing displays, confirmed that DisplayPort 2.0-compatible displays would be available by the end of 2021, but that timeline has been pushed back to a later date.Source image: Tom's HardwareIt is possible that widespread support for the new standard will begin simultaneously with the release of next-generation graphics cards.VESA has also recently reported that Ryzen 6000 mobile chips have received DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR certification.
Following the relevant revelations at the opening of Computex 2022, NVIDIA representatives continued to explain the relevance of the proprietary NVLink interface at the quarterly reporting conference.According to the head of the company, the interface offers great opportunities for the integration of heterogeneous components not only at the system level, but also at the level of packaging.Image source: NVIDIAAs emphasized by the founder and CEO of NVIDIA Jensen Huang (Jensen Huang), the company has long offered customers semi-custom solutions, and an example is the cooperation with Nintendo to develop chips for game consoles this Japanese brand.In the future, NVIDIA is ready to offer semi-custom solutions, which integrate heterogeneous crystals in one package, allowing them to exchange data over the interface NVLink.Partners of the company can openly use this interface, as emphasized by the head of the company.If necessary, NVLink will allow crystals produced by any company to be combined with NVIDIA's own crystals.This will allow for multi-module packages and systems with multiple packages inside.\"There are many different ways to do system integration,\" Jensen Huang summarized.In his view, NVLink allows the company to combine chips, crystals, packages and systems in different types of configurations.In the future, as he promised, NVIDIA will offer even more types of configurations.Such statements of the head of NVIDIA allow us to expect more flexible configurations of computing solutions of the company, designed to meet the needs of specific large customers.Finally, we can not write off the possibility of appearance of graphics processors consisting of several chipsets - the more so, as NVIDIA developers theoretically talked about this layout option a few years ago.
The predictions of famous expert Ming-Chi Kuo about Apple's intentions to abandon the use of Lightning port in smartphones in the model year 2023 in order to switch to USB-C found support in the publication Bloomberg, which cites its own sources, reports that prototypes of such iPhones are already being tested.Source image: AppleIt is believed that the main motive for such a difficult for Apple to migrate interfaces will be the bill drawn up by the authorities in Europe, which would force all sellers in the region of electronic devices to use the connector USB-C for charging batteries.This will save one charger during the life cycle of several smartphones, less polluting the environment with the waste of the electronics industry.At the same time Apple is aware of the need of the owners of accessories with Lightning connector to connect to the future USB-C port, and therefore is preparing to release the appropriate proprietary adapter.Recall that from 2007 to 2011 Apple smartphones used the familiar on the iPod branded connector with 30 pins, and only with the release of the iPhone 5 have changed over to the already familiar to everyone Lightning.Then the proprietary adapter cost $29.This year, according to the source, the new iPhone models will retain the Lightning connector, and 2023 as a change of interface to USB-C is called only as a tentative date.We should add that the iPad and Mac have already switched to USB-C, so Apple smartphones remain the only stronghold of Lightning among the company's major devices, although quite numerous.The company tried to create versions of iPhones without any physical ports that would charge wirelessly, but it turned out that the charging speed is reduced, as is the speed of data transfer when syncing the devices.In a car, this type of connection is also problematic.Last year Apple spoke out against the mandatory transfer of its devices to the use of a single USB-C connector, but creating iPhone versions with different types of charging ports in different regions is even less in the interests of the company and consumers, so if European lawmakers persist, Apple will probably be forced to introduce a corresponding port on all of its next-generation smartphones.
AMD will unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on the latest RDNA 3 architecture graphics processors tonight. The start of the presentation,...