DisplayPort 2.1 DP80 Cables Have A Length Problem

Low Boon Shen
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DisplayPort 2.1 DP80 Cables Have A Length Problem

DisplayPort 2.1 DP80 Cables Have A Length Problem

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DisplayPort 2.1 DP80 Cables Have A Length Problem 6

The adoption of the new DisplayPort 2.1 standard is still slow at this moment – as GIGABYTE has only just introduced the world’s first DP2.1 UHBR20 gaming monitor, the AORUS FO32U2P. However, as Monitors Unboxed (the sister channel of Hardware Unboxed) discovered, the cable that comes with it is extremely short, at just 1 meter long.

It’s not that GIGABYTE skimped on materials for such a short cable, however. Due to the extremely high bandwidth DP2.1 UHBR20 standard demands, the supported cables – marketed as DisplayPort DP80 cable – has its length limits due to signal integrity reasons. VESA, the organization responsible for display standards, has a list of certified cables that supports this speed, but none of them are longer than 1.2m.

DisplayPort 2.1 DP80 Cables Have A Length Problem
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