It uses the reversible USB Type-C connector.
The connection’s signature single-cable solution debuted with the elegant, seamless new MacBook last spring, and Google’s newest Chromebook also adopted the sleek, solitary port. Even more recently, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL have also heralded the new era of high-performance connectivity. As platforms become increasingly integrated and compact, DisplayPort over USB-C will continue to play a vital role in advancing display performance and connectivity.
It’s impressively versatile.
DisplayPort doesn’t just deliver the highest display performance available. Combined with the USB Type-C connector’s high-speed data transfer and power delivery functions, DisplayPort over USB-C also enables single-port devices to deliver docking, charging, and data-transferring capabilities simultaneously. The new Lumia 950 and 950XL, for example, are the first smartphones to use USB-C for more than just charging. The DisplayPort capability of this single USB-C port also allows the phones to work in docking scenarios the same way laptops have been doing for years.
It’s ridiculously user-friendly.
DisplayPort over USB-C is both backward compatible and reversible, which means no more guessing which end of the cable goes where.
It’s essential for large-screen gaming.
The unsurpassed visual experience offered by DisplayPort enables up to 5K at 60Hz through a single cable without the use of compression in products implementing the most recent version of the standard. DisplayPort over USB-C also means more great news for gamers: It enhances gaming action through active frame-rate control, delivers high refresh rates and intensely high-resolution realism while also reducing system power and extending battery life.
It transforms multi-streaming.
The DisplayPort Multi-Stream feature enables the connection of multiple displays to a single port. Multi-Stream can also be used within the system to expand the number of display output ports.
It’s the future-proof display interface.
DisplayPort over USB-C will enable future 8K displays using VESA’s DSC (Display Stream Compression). It will also enable higher refresh rates, higher dynamic range, and HDR. Altogether, DSC provides visually lossless performance.
It’s universally preferred by top manufacturers.
VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association that publishes the DisplayPort standard, already consists of more than 225 companies, including many of the world’s largest semiconductor and electronics companies that support the standard. And it’s expected to become even more widely supported in the next few years. For consumers, that means DisplayPort over USB-C products will be a ubiquitous, easy-to-find solution for just about any kind of display need the future may bring.