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    DisplayPort Cables

    DisplayPort cables are high-performance digital cables used to connect computer monitors, laptops, and other devices to display screens. It supports the transmission of high-resolution video and audio signals, making it a popular choice as a connector for devices that require high-quality display output. A display port is always male on the cable and female on the device. All DP cables have the same basic layout and wiring and will support any feature, including audio, daisy-chaining, HDR and DSC. You can learn more in our guide to DisplayPort cables.

    How Are DisplayPort Cables Classified?

    DisplayPort cables are classified only by their bandwidth certification level:

    • RSR (Reduced Bit Rate), RBR DisplayPort Cable - Bandwidth 6.48 Gbit/s
    • HBR (High Bit Rate), Standard DisplayPort Cable - Bandwidth 10.80 Gbit/s
    • HBRS (High Bit Rate 2), Standard DisplayPort Cable - Bandwidth 21.60 Gbit/s
    • HBR3 (High Bit Rate 3), DP8K Cable - Bandwidth 32.40 Gbit/s

    Before choosing the cable, you will need to consider the connector type on each end of the cable and the cable length.

    Different Types of DisplayPorts

    Standard DisplayPort Cable

    The standard DisplayPort cable, about the size of a USB connector, is commonly used on DP-enabled PC monitors. This cable supports high-definition video and audio, making it a popular choice for gaming setups and professional displays.

    Mini DisplayPort Cable

    A mini DisplayPort cable is commonly used for the DP output on notebook PCs, including Apple products that support the Thunderbolt interface. Smaller than the standard version, this cable provides the same high-quality video and audio transmission in a more compact form factor. Ideal for connecting laptops to monitors and projectors, the mini DisplayPort cable is a versatile choice for presentations and media streaming on the go.

    DisplayPort to HDMI Cable

    A DisplayPort to HDMI cable is designed to connect a DP-equipped device to an HDMI interface. This connector is ideal for streaming video and audio from computers to an HDTV, monitor, or projector that supports different types of HDMI cables. It seamlessly converts the DisplayPort signal to HDMI without the need for additional converters, providing a simple and effective solution for enhancing your viewing experience.

    DisplayPort to VGA Cable

    The DisplayPort to VGA cable allows you to connect a DP-enabled device to a VGA-equipped monitor or projector. This cable is essential for bridging the gap between modern DisplayPort technology and older VGA displays, enabling you to use legacy systems without compromising video quality. It's particularly useful in professional environments where high-resolution presentations are necessary on VGA-based hardware.

    DisplayPort to DVI Cable

    A DisplayPort to DVI cable facilitates the connection between a DisplayPort source and a DVI-equipped display. This type of cable is perfect for setting up a dual-monitor environment or extending your desktop to a larger display. It ensures a high-quality video signal from the source to the screen, making it ideal for professional graphic design and video editing tasks.

    Benefits of DisplayPort Cables

    DisplayPort cables are used with a range of devices, including tablets, notebooks, desktop computers, monitors and televisions and include benefits such as:

    • High display performance
    • Robustness and versatility
    • Highest level of system integration
    • Ability to connect multiple displays to a single video output

    How is DisplayPort Different from HDMI

    HDMI was made primarily for home entertainment systems and is used widely on HDTVs as an AV interface. Some PCs and monitors include HDMI to enable connectivity with HDTVs. However, for really high resolutions and frame rates, other options like a DisplayPort might be better.

    DisplayPort is a newer standard originally developed to support the higher performance requirements of personal computers, enabling an increase in performance and integration. It provides a more robust and stable AV link. DisplayPort can deliver 4K video over a length of up to 2m using a passive cable. A 15m passive cable limits resolution to 1080p, and it should manage up to 2560 x 1600 - pixel resolution over 5m.

    How to Choose the Right DisplayPort Cable

    The right DisplayPort cable is crucial for achieving optimal performance from your display setup. Here are key factors to consider when choosing a DisplayPort connector:

    • Cable Length and Shielding: Determine the required length of the cable for your setup while ensuring minimal signal degradation. Opt for shielded DP cables to protect against signal interference from other electronic devices, especially for longer cables.
    • Resolution and Refresh Rate Support: Consider the maximum resolution and refresh rate supported by your display and graphics card. Ensure the DisplayPort cable is certified to handle the specifications, such as 4K at 60Hz or higher.
    • Connector Type: Choose the appropriate connector type based on your device’s port. Whether you need a standard DisplayPort or an adapter cable like a DisplayPort to HDMI connector, it’s important to ensure compatibility.

    At RS, we offer a wide range of DisplayPort cables designed to meet various technical and practical needs. Whether you’re setting up a home office or configuring multiple displays, we have DP cables, AV plates and power supply cords to suit your needs.

    Delivery Options in Hong Kong

    Our flexible delivery schedule allows you to select a dispatch date that best fits your timeline, available for up to 12 months in advance. For more information, please refer to our Delivery page. For further details on our extensive range of DisplayPort cables and other electrical components like USB controllers, please contact us at HKEnquiry@rs.rsgroup.com or 852 2421 9898.

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