DisplayPort (DP) is a new technology governed by the Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) as a standard for PC display connectivity. DisplayPort is a scalable digital display interface targeting internal (notebook LCD panels) and external (device-to-device) display connections. Major features of DP make it possible to enable higher levels of display quality and additional display features to enhance the user's high-definition (HD) cinematic experience.
The technology introduced by DisplayPort enables the transition to the next generation display interface and moves away from the combination of analog/digital signals to a purely digital interface. Digital signals have innate characteristics from a technological, visual, and cost standpoint that provide numerous advantages over analog interfaces. DP signals can carry both high-speed video and audio data to help reduce cable clutter when connecting a PC to multimedia devices. S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series processors support the DisplayPort interface to give viewers the ultimate visual experience. Available in the Chrome 400 Series graphics processors.