DisplayPort

Updated: 10/30/2017 by Computer Hope

DisplayPort may refer to any of the following:

Displayport1. Primarily used to connect a video source to a display device, DisplayPort (DP) is a digital interface created by VESA. The cables come in two varieties: standard, (shown in the picture) and Mini DisplayPort. Despite the difference in size, their functionality is identical.

DisplayPort cables are very similar to high-speed HDMI in terms of bandwidth but can have a much higher refresh rate at peak resolution (60 Hz vs. HDMI's 24 Hz).

2. In general, when referring to hardware connectivity, a display port is an opening the back or side of the computer that receives a monitor, projector, or TV cable. Today, the most common types of ports that could be considered a type of display port include DVI, HDMI, and VGA.

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