Thunderbolt also has licensing concerns, as we learned when speaking with SilverStone at CES this year.
The DockPort display's primary specification changes over DisplayPort are that it supports USB3.0 data and power connections and has compatibility with mini-DisplayPort. Beyond that, it is an expansion upon DisplayPort.
AMD VP of Strategic Alliances Steve Belt stated:
"With just one inexpensive connector, users can now access power, a mouse, keyboard, external optical and hard disk drives, printers, gaming controller, and up to four external monitors. That’s a lot of capability from a single, standardized connector."
We are yet unsure if DockPort will utilize the USB3.1 update.
The DockPort expansion should see finalization in 2H14.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.