Video

Resolution

Name Resolution
HD 720p 1280 x 720
Full HD 1080p 1920 x 1080
Cinema 2K 2048 x 1080
WQHD QHD 1440p 2560 x 1440
QHD+ WQXGA+ 3200 x 1800
4K UHD Ultra HD 3840 x 2160
DCI 4K Cinema 4K 4096 x 2160
5K UHD+ 5120 x 2880
8K UHD 7680 x 4320

Standards

Standard Version Max Bandwidth (Gbit/s) Max Resolution
Displayport 1.1 8.64 2560×1600 60Hz
1.2a 17.28 3840×2160 60Hz
1.3 32.4 5120×2880 60Hz
7680×4320 30Hz
1.4 32.4 3840×2160 120Hz
7680×4320 60Hz
HDMI 1.0 3.96 1920×1200 60Hz
1.3 10.2 2560×1600 60Hz
1.4 10.2 2560×1600 60Hz
4096×2160 24Hz
2.0 18 4096×2160 60Hz
DVI D-Single Link 3.96 1440×900 60Hz
D-Dual Link 7.92 2560×1600 60Hz
3840×2400 33Hz
Analog 2048×1536 85Hz
VGA 2048×1536 85Hz

Displayport

DisplayPort is a serial link which uses 1x, 2x or 4x lanes.

DP Version Max Speed per lane
1.1 HBR = 2.16 Gbit/s
1.2 HBR = 2.16 Gbit/s
HBR2 = 4.32 Gbit/s
1.3 HBR = 2.16 Gbit/s
HBR2 = 4.32 Gbit/s
HBR3 = 8.1 Gbit/s
1.4

Dual Mode Displayport (DP++) allow to convert Displayport video signal to HDMI/DVI by using a passive adapter. It requires an active converter on host side. DP++ only supports DVI D-Single Link

Bandwidth vs Resolution

Resolution × color depth @ frame rate CVT CVT-R CVT-R2 CEA-861-F
1280 × 720 × 24 bpp @ 60 Hz 1.79 1.54 1.45 1.78
1920 × 1080 × 24 bpp @ 60 Hz 4.15 3.33 3.20 3.56
1920 × 1200 × 30 bpp @ 60 Hz 5.81 4.62 4.45 -
2560 × 1440 × 24 bpp @ 60 Hz 5.80 5.63 -
2560 × 1600 × 30 bpp @ 60 Hz 8.06 7.82 -
3840 × 2160 × 24 bpp @ 30 Hz 6.18 7.13
3840 × 2160 × 24 bpp @ 60 Hz 12.54 14.26
4096 × 2304 × 30 bpp @ 60 Hz 17.81 -
5120 × 2880 × 24 bpp @ 60 Hz 22.18 -
7680 × 4320 × 24 bpp @ 30 Hz 24.82 28.51
7680 × 4320 × 24 bpp @ 60 Hz 49.65 57.02

Display Port alternative connectors

USB Type C alternate mode

USB Type C allow to use Type C as Displayport 1.3 connector.
Type C connector has 4 high speed lanes available which can be shared between video and USB3.1 data.

DP Version 4 Lanes DP 2 Lanes DP (2 Lanes USB 3.1)
Max Bandwidth (Gbit/s) Max Resolution Max Bandwidth (Gbit/s) Max Resolution
1.1 8.64 2560×1600 60Hz 4.32 1920×1280 60Hz
1.2a 17.28 3840×2160 60Hz 8.64 2560×1600 60Hz
3840×2160 30Hz
1.3 32.4 5120×2880 60Hz
7680×4320 30Hz
16.2 3840×2160 60Hz
1.4 32.4 3840×2160 120Hz
7680×4320 60Hz
16.2 ?
USB Type C Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 supports 2x Displayport 1.2 video signal (2x [4x Lanes HBR2] ⇒ 4 x 4.32 Gbit/s ) = 17.28 GBit/s).
This allow to use two 4K screens (3840×2160@60Hz) or 5K screen (5120 × 2880 @ 60 Hz) or 8k screen 30Hz (7680 × 4320 @30Hz)

HDMI

HDMI is compatible with DVI with passive adapter

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