DisplayPort 2.0 monitors are delayed until later this year due to the pandemic – Tom Warren

DisplayPort cable
A DisplayPort cable. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge

It has been nearly two years since the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) first published its DisplayPort 2.0 specifications, promising support for 8K monitors, higher refresh rates, and more. The first monitors with DisplayPort 2.0 were supposed to arrive in late 2020, but VESA now says it expects devices to ship later this year.

“Monitors supporting DisplayPort 2.0 are currently in development, but none have been released to market yet,” explains a VESA spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “DisplayPort 2.0 is working now in new system chips that should appear in products later in 2021.”

The delay is due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Hardware developers and engineers typically convene together a few times a year…

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