The New Ultra-High Speed HDMI 2.1 cable will be capable to display 10K images (10240 x 4320 pixels) with a bandwidth of 48 Gbit / s.
While 4K content is still far from being democratized, technology continues to advance. Thus, the HDMI Forum has just given the specifications of the new HDMI 2.1 standard.
In this case, it is thought to support resolutions up to 10K; to schematize, five times higher than Full HD.
Recall that 10K corresponds to resolutions of 10,240 x 4,320 pixels. This is what HDMI 2.1 offers at 120 Hz and with a bandwidth of 48 Gbit / s where the standard 2.0 offers “only” 18 Gbps. For this, it will require new cables dubbed “Ultra High Speed HDMI“, backward compatible with the previous standards.
At the same time, the HDMI Forum also announces that the 2.1 standard will support Dynamic HDR formats. This technology makes it possible to adapt the content, in particular the brightness and the color levels, in real time.
It is interesting to note that manufacturers are adopting HDR technology, such as Nvidia and AMD, which support the function in their latest GPU models. On the other hand, Dell has already introduced compatible displays, including the S2718D, and LG will unveil a monitor at the next #CES2018.