DisplayLink Unveils World's First USB 3.0 Graphics Adapter

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News Posted: Tue, Sep 13 2011 3:01 PM
There's a lot going on at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) this year, just as there is every year, and not all of it has to do with processors. Making a splash of its own, DisplayLink debuted the world's first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 graphics adapter built around the company's DL-3500 chip. It's built by Winstars and is appropriately called the Winstars SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter.

"Winstars is set to deliver a very well-timed connectivity solution that builds on the inherent performance benefits of SuperSpeed USB 3.0," said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. "DisplayLink adds on the ability to stream high resolution video and enriched audio over the common connection and with the Winstars USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter, consumers will be able to enjoy a quality PC to HDTV entertainment experience."


Pictured above is Winstars' previous generation USB 2.0 HDMI & Audio Adapter

The DL-3500 powered adapter from Winstars gives users the ability to setup an HDTV monitor in either mirror mode or extended mode. It supports up to a 2560 x 1600 screen resolution and boasts ultra-low latency, smooth window and cursor movement, and plays nice with full-screen 3D games and videos. It also supports up to 5.1-channel audio.

Winstars is planning to ship the device in the U.S. soon, but didn't mention a release date or pricing information.
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Nice, I could certainly use one of these so I can hook my laptop that only includes a display port on it. I would love to use it for internet TV for streaming, but the display port quality is pretty crappy on a large screen.

What is super good is that it supports such a high resolution as well.

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realneil replied on Tue, Sep 13 2011 8:07 PM

This is just a tease.

Show me some internal PCI-E 3.0 graphic cards and I'll get excited about that.

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Anyone else notice that it says USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 on the device itself? Hmmm... what's up with that?

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realneil replied on Wed, Sep 14 2011 5:19 PM

JFrederick:
Anyone else notice that it says USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 on the device itself? Hmmm... what's up with that?

That picture's caption reads: "Pictured above is Winstars' previous generation USB 2.0 HDMI & Audio Adapter"

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