Zotac Geforce GTX 260 with Display Port introduced
Most high-end graphics cards are still equipped with two Dual Link DVI ports plus one S-Video port or HDMI. Zotac goes another way and integrates a Display Port.
Zotac GTX 260 mit DPaZotac GTX 260 with Display Port
With a feasibility study Zotac wants to show how it works. The GTX 260 is equipped with an S-Video out, a Dual Link DVI and a Display Port. The DVI supports HDMI and D-Sub in order to grant higher compatibility with multi monitor setups.
For the test a Dell 2048WFP monitor, which has a Display Port itself, is connected with the GTX 260. Zotac reaches the compatibility with an modified BIOS plus a Display Port chip from Analogix, which is placed next to the Die.
Besides the Display Port version 1.1a the device supports HDCP 1.3 encryption and up to 36 bit color depth.
According to Expreview the Zotac GTX 260 with the Display Port is intended for the Chinese market only. But since the Display Port doesn't cause additional costs for licensing, easier handling and the broad support in the industry, the Display Port might become more accepted soon.