Windows 10: Displayport to HDMI Cable vs Adapter Solved

  1.    15 Feb 2018 #1

    Displayport to HDMI Cable vs Adapter


    Getting a new PC next week, which has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3gb). Want to use the NVIDIA's Displayports on a dual monitor setup (HDMI inputs only).

    1. Displayport to HDMI cable or adapter or does it matter ?
    2. Any gotacha's I should look out for when buying ?
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       15 Feb 2018 #2

    Why would you need one, almost certainly you have HDMI outputs on the Graphics Card. Did you not check before purchase.
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  3.    15 Feb 2018 #3

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    Getting a new PC next week, which has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3gb). Want to use the NVIDIA's Displayports on a dual monitor setup (HDMI inputs only).

    1. Displayport to HDMI cable or adapter or does it matter ?
    2. Any gotacha's I should look out for when buying ?
    A cable is better but with an adapter there's more choices. Get a good quality cable but not those super overpriced ones, they all do same job but some are more durable than others.
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  4.    15 Feb 2018 #4

    There is no practical difference between an adapter and cable, assuming you're talking about a passive adapter.

    I prefer adapters since an HDMI-HDMI cable is more widely useful than a DP-HDMI cable, in case you change monitors or video card in the future and no longer need to convert. But adapters take up more space and theoretically are another potential point of failure if they are low quality.
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  5.    15 Feb 2018 #5

    PolarNettles said: View Post
    There is no practical difference between an adapter and cable, assuming you're talking about a passive adapter.

    I prefer adapters since an HDMI-HDMI cable is more widely useful than a DP-HDMI cable, in case you change monitors or video card in the future and no longer need to convert. But adapters take up more space and theoretically are another potential point of failure if they are low quality.
    Adapters are just another place to loose a contact and makes input/output larger. cables are not all that expensive,
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  6.    15 Feb 2018 #6

    Thanks, think I'll go with the DP-HDMI Cable ... less connections :)
    Why would you need one, almost certainly you have HDMI outputs on the Graphics Card. Did you not check before purchase.
    I didn't buy it, my son did and all he would tell me is it's an HP Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with HP 23" Monitor and it would be here next week :)
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