Originally Posted by Merranza
You guy are killing me. As usual, the pink nerd glasses are on and distorting reality.
We might see DP 1.3 in 2017 but what most people forget about is R&D roadmap to make the technology practical. You guys have many examples right in front of your eyes yet you look away and try to pretend it doesn't exist.
Remember Volta that got pushed back? Why? R&D taking longer than expected to be implemented in a practical form so it's still conceptual.
Look how long it's taking for a company like Asus to release "an old DP 1.2" 21:9 monitor? You guys think they took their sweet time out of laziness? There is profit to be made at the end of the day so if it's taking that much time, it's because it's not that simple.
Look how long it took to release the 980ti after the big chip was announced.
Look how long it's taking for companies like Samsung and Sony to jump on the OLED TV train because it's much harder than expected to implement the technology in an affordable yet profit making device. Even LG is dealing with pretty obvious and pretty troublesome issues with their OLED tv. It's not that simple.
The list goes on and on yet people keep thinking the El Dorado is always right around the corner. Very often new technology is delayed for many reasons like R&D problems, difficulties in components purchasing, lack of profit due to production costs, production facilities availability...
Seeing how long it usually takes, seeing we haven't even seen a Pascal GPU yet and we are getting close to Q2 2016, knowing Nvidia and AMD milk out a GPU before releasing the next one (meaning there's a delay and they won't release the next "980ti" right after the first Pascal card), knowing there's a chance the first Pascal GPU will still have DP 1.2 and only the big chip will have DP 1.3, knowing AMD and Nvidia will enter a battle over HBM memory that will complicate production, knowing it takes much longer for monitors to match GPU power once a new GPU is released (look how long it took for a 3440x1440 100hz monitor to be released after Maxwell big chip was released), we might only see a combo of Pascal DP 1.3 with a 21:9 144hz monitor in 2018-2019. I even have my doubts we'll see Pascal's big chip before 2018.