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I just noticed that my monitor (BenQ XL2420TX) and video card (Gigabyte GTX 670) have both DisplayPort interfaces. I know that the bandwidth of DP is better than dual-DVI and HDMI. Currently, I'm using dual-DVI for 3D Vision 2 support. Would there be an advantage if I switch to using DP and buy a cable for it?
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Anyone?
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There isn't any advantage I've seen or heard of...though I personally thing sound is a little better through a displayport cable...but that might be in my head or just the setup I have in one of my machines.
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There isn't any advantage I've seen or heard of...though I personally thing sound is a little better through a displayport cable...but that might be in my head or just the setup I have in one of my machines.

Well, that's if your monitor has speakers, right? I have external speakers that connect to the onboard audio of my motherboard which should probably be better than any of the sounds included with HDMI or DP for that matter.
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There isn't any advantage I've seen or heard of...though I personally thing sound is a little better through a displayport cable...but that might be in my head or just the setup I have in one of my machines.

Well, that's if your monitor has speakers, right? I have external speakers that connect to the onboard audio of my motherboard which should probably be better than any of the sounds included with HDMI or DP for that matter.

yeah...I actually have a wireless headset that connects to the monitors sound jacks.

but until you run a high enough resolution that HDMI runs low on bandwidth it should be the same as Display port or Dual Link DVI.
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yeah...I actually have a wireless headset that connects to the monitors sound jacks.

but until you run a high enough resolution that HDMI runs low on bandwidth it should be the same as Display port or Dual Link DVI.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm using 120Hz 1080p so HDMI can't cut that off. I'm using dual link DVI for that one.
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

yeah...I actually have a wireless headset that connects to the monitors sound jacks.

but until you run a high enough resolution that HDMI runs low on bandwidth it should be the same as Display port or Dual Link DVI.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm using 120Hz 1080p so HDMI can't cut that off. I'm using dual link DVI for that one.

Oh then that is a whole different story. I'd go Displayport then...if nothing else it is a much more manageable cable than a huge Dual Link DVI...I just moved up into the 1440p world a few days ago and the monitor only has dual link DVI. I didn't think I would mind the big cable (before I only had DP and HDMI) and I am surprised at how much it annoys me...even though it is barely in view. I'll get over it though. tongue.gif
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Oh then that is a whole different story. I'd go Displayport then...if nothing else it is a much more manageable cable than a huge Dual Link DVI...I just moved up into the 1440p world a few days ago and the monitor only has dual link DVI. I didn't think I would mind the big cable (before I only had DP and HDMI) and I am surprised at how much it annoys me...even though it is barely in view. I'll get over it though. tongue.gif

Lol, ok. But other than that advantages there's nothing else, right?
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post #9 of 10
None that I've seen...but then I've only used a DP connection at 1080p at about 75Hz....managed to OC my monitor a bit.
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post #10 of 10
It really depends on your bandwidth use. Nobody buys OC225 for Personal use. If you're using a 4k res monitor then I would suggest a DP cable otherwise it shouldn't make much of a difference
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