An HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cable is a multimedia interface that transmits a high-definition digital signal and audio signal from one device to another. So we transmit video and audio with one cable. However, it can be transferred between computers, TVs, game consoles, projectors and some smartphones and tablets with it as well.
However, as the demands of users of multimedia content continue to grow, the HDMI Licensing Officer (HDMI LA) announced the arrival of a new standard. This is the HDMI 2.1a multimedia interface, which offers many advantages over the current HDMI 2.0 interface. It will be enjoyed by both video lovers and ardent computer game lovers.
The main advantage of the HDMI 2.1a interface is the speed of data transmission. While the HDMI 2.0 interface can reach data transfer speeds of up to 18 Gbps, the new HDMI 2.1a can provide data transfer speeds of up to 48 Gbps. In practice, this means that more advanced technologies will be available to users, which will contribute to a better display of images.
HDMI 2.1a interface will also bring many benefits to gamers. With that, they will have a higher refresh rate, lower latency, and support for more advanced technologies. The new HDMI 2.1a interface will also be backward compatible with previous HDMI standards. In practice, this means that we will still be able to use existing cables. The novelty is expected to hit the market soon.