Giz Explains: DisplayPort Set to Invade PC Monitors EverywhereCharlie White1/04/08 12:30pmFiled to: Giz ExplainsDviDisplayPortHdmiTopVESAFeature481EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkClick to viewAs if we needed another display standard, along comes DisplayPort, approved last year and just about to sally forth on graphics cards and monitors everywhere. WTF do we need another standard for, anyway? Bandwidth, that's why. DisplayPort (plug pictured above at left, next to a dual-link DVI connector) can handle a maximum 10.8Gb per second, carries 8 channels of digital audio as well as all that video, and has a bidirectional auxiliary channel that can also handle 1Mb per second. That's a lot of data. It could turn out to be a reliable, fast and easy-to-use bridge between computers and home theater displays. But DisplayPort is not all sweetness and light.