USB 3.0 gets DisplayLink HD Video

For what we have seen till date: DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort are the only effective standards of getting HD to work on an external display. Feel no pain, here comes the world’s most popular port ready to take over displays too: USB.

DisplayLink, which enables monitors to receive signals via USB had some basic things running with USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is capable of giving out throughputs as high as ten times the bandwidth of v2.0, which makes it the right contender for streaming HD video, unconditionally. In fact, the HD video has been included to the standard and a prototype device will be seen at CES 2010, next month streaming content at 4.8 gigabits per second.

For instance, running Windows 7, displayLink’s USB 2.0 chips enable games to be displayed at 60 frames-per-second and in high-def video at 26 to 27 frames per second. The USB 3.0 chip will be even faster, enabling monitors connected to laptops and netbooks to display HD video and 3D games without any flickers (10x times framerate of  USB 2.0)

By the end of 2010, all Notebook, Netbook manufactures will support USB 3.0 video. Due to lack of interest from several PC manufactures, this technology had been suffering. This is due to tha tfact that HDMI has already taken most of the market. HDMI 1.4 is already planning a step beyond: 3D HD. But having video via USB 3.0 would make it true universal, hence end of confusions/incompatibility– One chord that can do just about anything.

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[via PCWorld]

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