Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 Will Support Refresh Rates of up to 240Hz and HDR
Nvidia has officially unveiled its next gen Pascal architecture based GTX 1080 and 1070, and these new graphics cards offer amazing specs and features. These graphics card will not only be offering higher performance than Maxwell, but also be featuring some notable changes made with these new generation of GPUs.
GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards will support DisplayPort 1.3 and HDMI 2.0b, offering HDR support and allowing Pascal GPUs to support 1080p and 1440p displays at 240Hz. Also, the ultra-wide 1440p displays will be supported at 190Hz and 4K displays will be supported at 120Hz.
Now, this will allow the manufacturers of these high resolution monitors to create faster displays, and this will be great for competitive players who want nothing more than the fastest response time and minimum latency.
Nvidia has also stated that GTX 1080 and 1070 are DiplayPort 1.4 ready, which is a new DisplayPort standard that was introduced in March 2016. This will allow the resolution of up to 4K and 120Hz to support HDR and the bandwidth will be doubled than DisplayPort 1.3.
DisplayPort 1.4 is not that much superior to DisplayPort 1.3, adding VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC), which is a compression method and it is claimed by VESA that this compression method is lossless and supports resolutions up to 8K 60Hz with a single cable.
As DisplayPort 1.4 is only superior in terms of compression so we are sure that all the GPUs that support DisplayPort 1.3 will be able to support DisplayPort 1.4.
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