DisplayPort or HDMI: Which Cable Should Gamers Choose?

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For the ardent lovers of gaming, choosing from between DisplayPort and HDMI can be difficult. Go through the detailed features of both the cables and decide which one works the best for you. https://www.sfcable.com/blog/displayport-hdmi-cable-gamers-choose/

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DisplayPort or HDMI: Which Cable  Should Gamers Choose  You love gaming. So you enthusiastically invest into a new monitor and a                           modern graphics card. And thereafter comes the BIG confusion – The                       choice of interface. You’re utterly confused as to which cable to use for                           connecting panel to the PC. Now talking about display interfaces there are                         four major ones that we know of as PC centric - DVI HDMI VGA and                               DisplayPort. All these cables are available in different combinations for                     both monitors and video cards.    Sometimes the above display cables come along with a new monitor. And                         therefore you might want to plug in the cable and start gaming without                           thinking of the results. However if you are a passionate PC gamer you                           need to choose from either display port cables or ​HDMI​. Let’s find out on                             what parameters you can decide it:  Understanding DisplayPort And HDMI  As we all know HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. Most                         of the HDMI ports come with at least one video card side and they’re used                               1

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for connecting electronic devices to a TV. It can be any display device be it                               an A/V receiver a game console or an Amazon box. Several                       computer-oriented monitors also come with an HDMI input. However you                     are more likely to find this port on home monitor as compared to a                             business-oriented display.  A modern video card features more than one DisplayPort connections.                     Although you will rarely find Display Ports on TVs and more on computer                           monitors.  DisplayPort Gaming: A Perspective  There is no doubt about the fact that DisplayPort 1.4 comes with a great                             display. Although its 32.4Gbps bandwidth is not quite different as                     compared to HDMI. It comes with a 3:1 compression ratio which means its                           virtually lossless and has the potential to display high definition videos.  Now in the latest DisplayPort version Version 1.4 compression enables                     DisplayPort to work on USB Type C connection which enables one to                         experience HD video with 8K and HDR. It may also offer superspeed USB                           over a common cable. One more important feature of DisplayPort is its                         potential to power more than one display panels.  So if you make use of USB C with screens that support the cables you                               would be able to image data and power through the same cable. It is also                               important to remember that DisplayPort 1.4 aren’t quite old. So if you make                           2

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use of an old model that supports DisplayPort 1.3 you can check out all its                               features.  Come To The Point Now  “Yeah I heard all the rantings about the usefulness of the two. But now I                               need a solution.” You might say. Well the cable that you choose depends                           on what you currently have and what you intend to have. Sometimes you                           might have already decided what you want. So let’s say you have chosen a                             GeForce Graphics Card as well as a G-sync monitor. In this case you will                             notice that you don’t have a choice when it comes to display technology.                           Only ​DisplayPort cables work with G-sync. Hence for a G-sync display you                         might have to stick to DisplayPort for gaming.  And what does the gamer do if both graphics card and PC display have                             DisplayPort and HDMI on board The present versions of HDMI support                       high and maximum resolution. However to have that you might need an                         extremely huge system which is not available as yet at affordable price                         for playing games with the highest bandwidth that HDMI supports. Also                       these games should also support these frame rates. Which means just                       because HDMI resolution his high it doesn’t make it the right choice for PC                             gaming.  DisplayPort on the other hand might be the right choice if you want to                             undertake gaming on multiple monitors but have one DisplayPort                   connection available. It is possible to split the DisplayPort with the help of                           DisplayPort hub. However this works only if the monitor supports a feature                         3

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named – Multi Stream Transport. In short it would be better to run multiple                             cables from single video card instead of daisy chaining.  The Video Electronics Standards Association VESA recommends               DisplayPort Cable as a replacement for VGA and DVI when it comes to PC                             oriented gaming. When a group of electronic companies came up with                       HDMI they intended it to be for TV implementations.  Concluding…  If any of the above information makes you upset for having only an HDMI                             port don’t be. As such if your monitor is FreeSync or G Sync enabled you                               won’t see much of a difference in aspects like latency frame rate refresh                           rate etc. – things that gamers often boast about.  If you are a gamer based in the USA or North America and are looking for                                 gaming cables online SF Cable is the place to buy from. Check out our                             collections of ​HDMI​ and ​DisplayPort Cables​ now  This blog is Originally Posted here ​DisplayPort or HDMI: Which Cable                       Should Gamers Choose        4

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