DisplayPort is the de facto global standard for PC monitors and embedded displays. High-performance PC graphics cards, mobile devices, and notebooks using single-cable technologies like Thunderbolt and USB4 support DisplayPort.

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It’s common on notebooks for the video output to come from the USB-C connector. This video output is called DisplayPort Alt Mode. The USB-C connector changes to provide DisplayPort Alt Mode when it detects that it is connected to a monitor or dock with DisplayPort capability instead of another USB-only device, or power charger.

DisplayPort also powers the video capabilities of Thunderbolt and USB4.

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DisplayPort Demystified

Craig Wiley discusses the latest DisplayPort news with Tom’s Hardware.

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USB 4 will support 8K and 16K displays. Here's how it'll work

CNET takes a look at the role of DisplayPort in enabling high-quality video in the USB4 ecosystem.

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DisplayPort vs. HDMI: Which Is Better For Gaming?

Tom’s Hardware looks at gaming monitor bandwidth, resolution, refresh rate and more to see the differences between DisplayPort and HDMI connections.

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Brilliant Ultra HD and Beyond

Enjoy your desktop, gaming, and entertainment experiences in 4K, 8K, and beyond.

DisplayPort™ can deliver digital content at resolutions above Ultra HD, at higher bit depths, and with the the highest refresh rates available from a single A/V connector. This makes it ready for the next generation of applications, including High Dynamic Range (HDR) content creation and entertainment. DisplayPort monitors certified using the VESA DisplayHDR standard are available.

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Never Look Back

DisplayPort is designed to recognize and support HDMI devices through conversion cables, just like it does for other earlier video interfaces such as DVI and VGA. Connect DisplayPort™ to the following:

  • VGA
  • HDMI
  • DVI

There are many DisplayPort-to-HDMI protocol converters on the market, and they are available with a native DisplayPort Plug or USB-C plug. Some USB docking stations also include an HDMI output. They have built-in DisplayPort to HDMI converters that serve that purpose. Always choose DisplayPort-certified products to maximize performance.

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Supercharged Productivitity

One DP Output, Multiple Video Streams

A multi-monitor setup can increase productivity and seamless multi-tasking at work, and create a massive, immersive experience for gaming. DisplayPort Certified products with Multi-Stream Transport (MST) allow for multiple screens (at various resolutions) to be driven from a single DisplayPort source connection, using either a DP hub, or by daisy-chaining monitors with that capability. While MST has been an optional capability since version 1.2, MST is enabled by default beginning with the DisplayPort 2.0 generation.

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More Immersive Experiences

DisplayPort connects multiple screens at high resolutions and refresh rates over a single cable, ideal for Virtual and Augmented Reality applications, high-performance gaming setups, and the entertainment platforms of the future.

The world’s highest performance and most versatile connection technology brings your content to the most immersive experiences.

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