We’ve just got used to HDMI 2.0, but soon we’ll be able to enjoy the new HDMI version, exactly the HDMI 2.1 version. The new HDMI 2.1 version comes with new features – 10K and Dynamic HDR support and more.
HDMI 2.1 was announced in January. The technical specification of the standard was also proposed. Now it is time to give the final solution to the partners. What’s new introduces the next High Definition Multimedia Interface? The new HDMI 2.1 support higher video bandwidth up to 48 Gbps with a new backward-compatible ultra high-speed HDMI cable. It also supports faster refresh rates for high video resolution up to 60Hz for 8K and 120Hz for 4K. The standard also supports Dynamic HDR and resolutions up to 10K for commercial and specialty use.
This new version of the HDMI specification also introduces an enhanced refresh rate that gamers will appreciate. VRR, or Variable Refresh Rate, reduces, or in some cases eliminates, lag for smoother gameplay, while Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency. Quick Media Switching, or QMS, reduces the amount of blank-screen wait time while switching media. HDMI 2.1 also includes Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which automatically sets the ideal latency for the smoothest viewing experience. For more details and what has changed in the specification compared to the previous HDMI version, you will find in the chart below.