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Registered: ‎02-18-2013
Location: Canada
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Display Port to HDMI

My new Thinkstation D30 has two display ports and one DVI port, and I have 2 ASUS monitors (one is a 3D) with HDMI ports, plus DVI.  Right now I am using the DVI ports on the monitors, one monitor is connected to the DVI port on the Thinkstation, and the other is connected to a Display port via a DVI-Display Port dongle.  Both monitors also have HDMI ports.


My question is this:


Would there be any difference in performance if I were to use Display Port to HDMI dongles to connect the monitors, compared to the DVI connections?  I am not concerned with audio.

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Registered: ‎06-30-2011
Location: GI
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Re: Display Port to HDMI

DVI doesnt carry audio, and if it is single link, has a lower resolution. HDMI can carry pretty much any type of audio signal. Displayport also supports audio, so displayport -> HDMI cable also supports audio (works for me driving 5.1 DTS and stereo).
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Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: North Carolina
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Re: Display Port to HDMI

To echo EOS post, If you are not worried about audio it really shouldn't matter which combination you use; The display differences are not noticeable for the average person.


I found this article from PC World, I thought you may find it helpful, especially page 3.

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