USB4 is shaping up to be the best multi-purpose cable specification ever designed. While already on that path, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced that the full benefits of DisplayPort 2.0 are now headed to USB4.

It’s a bit of a confusing scenario, but the general takeaway is that USB4 will have the bandwidth needed to drive an 8K resolution (7680×4320) monitor at 60Hz including HDR without compression, or a 16K resolution (15360×8460) 60Hz display with HDR (but with compression).

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