Club 3D active adapters convert DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0

The Radeon R9 Fury X shipped without HDMI 2.0 support, so AMD's top-end card couldn't drive many 4K TVs and monitors at 60Hz with an HDMI cable. Fortunately, that shortcoming can be corrected with an active adapter that converts a DisplayPort 1.2 port to HDMI 2.0. Club 3D has announced a pair of these handy adapters, one for mini DisplayPorts and one for standard-sized versions.

Unlike the bad old days (or even today, if you're Apple), Club 3D's active DisplayPort adapters don't need a separate connector or spare USB port for their power needs. The company claims its adapters are fully compliant with the HDMI 2.0 standard. Along with a 4K, 60-Hz video stream, these adapters can support up to eight channels of audio.

Club 3D hasn't announced pricing on these adapters yet. Active adapters from other manufacturers can be had for under 20 bucks on Newegg, but all of those are limited to 30Hz for 4K video streams.

Ben Funk

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    • Accell
    • 7 years ago

    Hi, I’m Eric with Accell, and our DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapters are scheduled to arrive the week of December 21, 2015. They will be available first on our web site in limited quantities before they begin rolling out to the stores after January 1, 2016. For product information, please visit our product page @ [url<]http://www.accellcables.com/collections/adapters/products/displayport-1-2-to-hdmi-2-0-adapter[/url<]

    • Angst
    • 7 years ago

    ” available end of December. MSRP $ 35 or € 32 (ex local sales tax).”

    SOURCE: [url<]http://www.club-3d.com/insights/thread/club-3d-mdp1-2-to-hdmi2-0-uhd-active-adapter-officially-launched/[/url<]

    • NoOne ButMe
    • 7 years ago

    $35 MSRP

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    While GTX 980/970/Titan X do support HDMI 2.0 they only support up to HDCP 1.3. The only cards that support HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 are the GTX 950/960 cards (that’s right from [email protected]).

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    OK, got the low down on how this is done.

    HDCP 2.2 support can be added via a DP 1.2 -> HDMI 2.0 with a HDCP 2.2 LSPCON device.

    Currently the only way to achieve this is with with a skylake platform and graphics utilizing a megachips LPSCON or Thunderbolt 3 (Alpine Ridge). If you are looking for a card that has this capability, you have two options, both are Nvidia, the GTX 950 or 960, no current AMD cards are capable of playing back HDCP 2.2 content.

    So the lead off paragraph in the article is somewhat misleading.

    [quote<]The Radeon R9 Fury X shipped without HDMI 2.0 support, so AMD's top-end card couldn't drive many 4K TVs and monitors at 60Hz with an HDMI cable. Fortunately, that shortcoming can be corrected with an active adapter that converts a DisplayPort 1.2 port to HDMI 2.0.[/quote<] Yes they will have a HDMI 2.0 connection, it will not however support HDCP 2.2. So the shortcoming can only be somewhat corrected. Plug it in a GTX 950/60 or a skylake setup with a megachips implementation and it will offer HDMI 2.0 and support HDCP 2.2

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    I’m thinking that may be the case.

    • Meadows
    • 7 years ago

    You might want to read the original comment one replied to, next time.

    • Airmantharp
    • 7 years ago

    I know- and while reading through the specs, seeing that it can ‘down-convert’ HDCP seemed bad enough, as you’d be going from relatively more secure HDCP 2.2 to 1.4; means that UHD 4k Blu-rays will be piratable from day 1. But then I got to the point where it can retransmit the same stream without *any* encryption, and I started to wonder :).

    • wiak
    • 7 years ago

    with this adapter they do…

    • wiak
    • 7 years ago

    meybe the left foot (engineering) forgot to tell the right foot (marketing) that they have DisplayPort 1.3 support?

    i wouldn’t be surprised, as some of the earlier amd gpus had tessellation (2900XT or even ye oldy 8500 or so), and some other features like eyefinity that they hid pretty good

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    Technically it is not stripping, it is decoding and encoding to another version. That is how it comes to you. Now what you reflash it to do is up to you.

    • Meadows
    • 7 years ago

    Oh. I mistook the opening sentence as a Fury-exclusive omission.

    • Airmantharp
    • 7 years ago

    That’s a cool little device, though the capability to strip HDCP altogether has me wondering how it’s possible that it’s even legal ;).

    • blahsaysblah
    • 7 years ago

    How much latency does this adapter cost?

    • wiak
    • 7 years ago

    well crimson driver release note states
    “DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 support: Provides full support for DisplayPort to HDMI® 2.0 connections via certified dongles.”

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    Which is sort of the whole point of HDMI 2, otherwise a regular plain jane display port to HDMI 1.4 can do the duties.

    Fortunately there are companies like HDFury that make product that can use your non-compliant devices negating the need to upgrade your entire AV setup possible and still enjoy UHD.

    [url<]http://www.hdfury.com/shop/splitters/integral-4k60-444-600mhz/[/url<]

    • Airmantharp
    • 7 years ago

    Was going to ask what difference HDCP 2.2 makes, as I haven’t kept up with it all, but I found [url=http://www.cnet.com/news/hdcp-2-2-what-you-need-to-know/<]this article on CNET that puts it all into perspective.[/url<] Mostly, it's for UltraHD 4k, and you need to have it in your reciever/soundbar/etc. if you use one, and I'm sure many of us do and will.

    • shank15217
    • 7 years ago

    yea it will make htpc builds with fury nano actually viable

    • Demetri
    • 7 years ago

    None of AMD’s cards support HDMI 2.0, so if you wanted to run 4K @ 60hz over HDMI with anything in their lineup, or on Nvidia cards that don’t support HDMI 2.0 (the big Maxwells do, dunno about the rest), you could do it with this.

    • wiak
    • 7 years ago

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    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    Just to keep in mind that going this route will not allow playing of HDCP 2.2 protected content.

    Edit: According to Guru3d they do support HDCP 2.2 Content. Hmmm would like to see what trickery they enabled to achieve that. The DisplayPort standard doesn’t support HDCP 2.2 until DP 1.3.

    • Meadows
    • 7 years ago

    Might this be of use to anyone other than a Fury owner?

    • derFunkenstein
    • 7 years ago

    Doh. Can’t believe I didn’t catch that.

    • drfish
    • 7 years ago

    Finally! This will make a lot of people [with specific needs] happy.

    • wiak
    • 7 years ago

    club3d is the only one with HDMI 2.0 adapters, those that are out already are older HDMI 1.4a 30hz adapters…..

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