AMD Cards Will Support HDMI 2.0a Next Year
It’s always nice to get an insight into what we can expect over the next year when it comes to hardware.
AMD were happy to open the lid recently and share some information about what you will get from their Radeon GPUs over the next 12 months.
FreeSync over HDMI is still proprietary technology at this stage since HDMI hasn’t gone with a common standard for variable refresh rates yet. So for FreeSync to be supported over HDMI, the monitors themselves will need to work with AMD’s special extensions, which in turns means the vendors have to work more closely alongside AMD to get everything going.
It might be the case that FreeSync over Display Port becomes more commonplace, and given that DisplayPort can support far more bandwidth at this stage. But HDMI is still vastly more supported than Display Port; Radeon told press at the summit that only 30% monitors sold can support DisplayPort, with the remaining 70% only carrying ports for either HDMI or HDMI and DVI.
AMD’s techs are also working to include support for high dynamic range (HDR) on their cards next year, and the company believes HDR capable monitors should become available over the next 12 months as well.
They probably won’t fall into the realm of affordability until 2017-18, but you won’t find a PC hardcore fan out there who isn’t enthused about the general improvement and evolution of GPUs and displays.
The technic makes us more convenient and make more enjoyable when watching through HDMI.