Who is waiting for this?
I hope it will get powered from the DP end, and not from the HDMI/USB. Or at least support all options.
I’m actually sitting on a prototype device with this function here to test, but its not Club3D’s. It’s powered from HDMI/USB wich makes it a bit awkward. It’s based on a Lontium Semiconductor chip. I expect others manufacturers will hit the marked in a few months too.
So far, it has some issues and it won’t connect to all DP sinks, but I expect those bugs to be resolved soon. Until then, I suggest to allow firmware upgrade from HDMI end, or even from DP end (a bit tricy but doable). The reason I want upgrades from DP end is that I’m working with video processing gear with DP sinks, where I have full control, and the devices attached are out of my control; The adapter will support the video processor, not the computer.
I’ve got some good news. There’s finally a name for this product we’ve all been waiting for: it’ll be the CAC-1085. Perhaps more to the point: Club3D two weeks ago put out their Spring catalog, which confirms the existence of said adapter (find it on page 37), even if it still doesn’t provide us with a release date. Given that it is their “Spring” catalog, however, I can’t imagine it will be all that long.
I don’t think they realize just how much anticipation there is for this particular adapter, because they don’t seem to have said much about it outside the catalog, and honestly I’m not sure if anyone else has even noticed that Club3D confirmed its existence.
I reached out to Club3D on their Facebook page asking them when the CAC-1085 would be released. I got a reply 24 hours ours later and the Club3D rep said that the adapter would be released in June but it would not support VRR or G-sync. It will do the 4K 120hz with HDR though. I guess whoever picks one of these up will have to make do with regular old V-sync.
So with Sony’s PS5 outputting 120Hz via HDMI 2.1, this cable has now become very necessary for displays like the Asus VG258QR (and most other monitors), which only gets to it’s very high 165Hz via it’s DisplayPort.
So as I understand it, the CAC-1085 works in the wrong direction? Is there anything in the pipeline or any other options?