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2018/07/11 07:28:00 (permalink)
There seem to be a few conflicting opinions on this subject, what is yours? I just purchaced a new monitor for my son and it came with both a HDMI cable and a DP cable, which should I use?

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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 07:32:27 (permalink)
    DP.


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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 07:37:52 (permalink)
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    DP.


    Wow that was fast, thanks Sajin.

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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 07:38:17 (permalink)
    No problem. 


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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 09:06:28 (permalink)
    DisplayPort allows for higher data bandwidths than HDMI. With many modern higher-end monitors, you have to use the DP cable to get full use of the monitor, as HDMI would limit bandwidth.

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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 12:59:45 (permalink)
    I've had good luck with Display Port, and find it more reliable if you have a monitor that allows to be overclocked.  (Gsync 165mhz)

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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 13:21:39 (permalink)
    HDMI is going to be a dead technology soon enough.


    It'll be the next:


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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 14:46:48 (permalink)
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    HDMI is going to be a dead technology soon enough.


    It'll be the next:



    Ahh RCA, I miss those colors so much I still have a number of cables in my "just in case box"  I keep reading that HDMI is not going any time soon.

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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 15:05:53 (permalink)
    Is this something I should download now before I change to DisplayPort or wait to see if there is a problem first? 
    https://forums.evga.com/DP-13-14-monitor-could-blank-screens-on-boot-until-the-OS-loads-or-Hang-on-Boot-m2832050.aspx 
    My son has EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC GAMING, 08G-P4-6183-KR  (Which is a 1.4 DisplayPort)
    https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-6183-KR 
    and his monitor has a DisplayPort 1.2.
    post edited by krane - 2018/07/11 15:22:53

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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 16:01:05 (permalink)
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    Is this something I should download now before I change to DisplayPort or wait to see if there is a problem first? 
    https://forums.evga.com/DP-13-14-monitor-could-blank-screens-on-boot-until-the-OS-loads-or-Hang-on-Boot-m2832050.aspx 
    My son has EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC GAMING, 08G-P4-6183-KR  (Which is a 1.4 DisplayPort)
    https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-6183-KR 
    and his monitor has a DisplayPort 1.2.


    You won't need the update since the monitor is dp 1.2


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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/11 21:43:43 (permalink)
    I had to use DP version 1.3 cable for my AOC AGON to use g-sync and to clock to 100Hz.
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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/17 02:29:03 (permalink)
    be warned DP can be finicky, on one of my monitors ( a dell ) it is super picky on cable and ports plus it really hates if it is unplugged while running, have to unplug the power for 5 minutes before the DP ports will work again, my second monitor ( a HP ) could care less, both are DP 1.2. 

                                   
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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/17 16:10:05 (permalink)
    quadlatte
    be warned DP can be finicky, on one of my monitors ( a dell ) it is super picky on cable and ports plus it really hates if it is unplugged while running, have to unplug the power for 5 minutes before the DP ports will work again, my second monitor ( a HP ) could care less, both are DP 1.2. 


    My son has been using HDMI the whole time till i switched to DP while he was at work without telling him, so far he hasn't said a thing (it's been a few days) so I am guessing all is well so far.

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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/17 18:10:22 (permalink)
    Just make sure you buy a quality DP cable that is certified.
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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/17 18:58:29 (permalink)
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    Just make sure you buy a quality DP cable that is certified.

    I'm using the DP cable that came with the monitor, I hope it's a good one.... 

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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/17 19:54:15 (permalink)
    Just check that it is listed as certified    https://www.displayport.org/products-database/
     
    They do not have to be expensive

    This has worked well for me:  Accell DisplayPort 1.2 Cable
     

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    Re: HDMI or DP cable 2018/07/17 20:10:46 (permalink)
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    Just check that it is listed as certified    https://www.displayport.org/products-database/
     
    They do not have to be expensive

    This has worked well for me:  Accell DisplayPort 1.2 Cable
     


    Thanks for the links, I will definitely check. 

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