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Originally Posted by GigaChip View Post

I thought so too as well. However, the cable is the easiest to skimp on really. I'm just glad I knew about the possible issue before-hand.

Imagine if the cable is the source of all the, or at least some, issues many people are having with this monitor. I'm not saying it's a bad cable but there are those who are broken or have malfunctioned.

It'd also be interesting if someone who has had issues with this monitor and the stock cable tried another cable that's shorter, so as to rule out length as an issue.
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It's not just the length that matters for cables but also the thickness (AWG rating), those 2 together determine the resistance. I wish it would be possible to use some longer cables but I can't find any that are guaranteed to work, they just aren't thick enough.
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It's not just the length that matters for cables but also the thickness (AWG rating), those 2 together determine the resistance. I wish it would be possible to use some longer cables but I can't find any that are guaranteed to work, they just aren't thick enough.

Does anyone know what the AWG rating on the supplied DisplayPort cable from Asus is? I wonder if I could get something that's shorter and thicker than it.
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Originally Posted by Roelv View Post

It's not just the length that matters for cables but also the thickness (AWG rating), those 2 together determine the resistance. I wish it would be possible to use some longer cables but I can't find any that are guaranteed to work, they just aren't thick enough.


there are plenty on amazon that work, at least here
post #1855 of 6154
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Originally Posted by Descadent View Post

there are plenty on amazon that work, at least here

Can you give a link to such a cable that has been tested at 144Hz? From what I can see, the longest is 3 meters (10 feet).
post #1856 of 6154
they will work, at the end of the day a dp cable is a dp cable just like an hdmi cable is an hdmi cable. on is on and off is off and dp cables carry the proper bandwidth to do it obviously. now having a defect is a different story. there is nothing different from the cable that comes with the monitors. length isn't going to change anything when it's a digital signal that doesn't need a booster

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dp%201.2%20cable&sprefix=dp+1.2+c%2Caps
Edited by Descadent - 10/19/14 at 8:01am
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Originally Posted by Descadent View Post

they will work, at the end of the day a dp cable is a dp cable just like an hdmi cable is an hdmi cable. on is on and off is off and dp cables carry the proper bandwidth to do it obviously. now having a defect is a different story. there is nothing different from the cable that comes with the monitors. length isn't going to change anything when it's a digital signal that doesn't need a booster

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dp%201.2%20cable&sprefix=dp+1.2+c%2Caps

I like to think that there is a difference. Otherwise why would cables be different in thickness and whatnot? If there weren't a difference they'd all be the same, which they're not.

At any rate, I've found a 30AWG and 32AWG cable, both around 1M. If my cable ends up not being good then I'll get one of those.
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the only difference is awg but they all inherently do the same thing
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Originally Posted by Descadent View Post

the only difference is awg but they all inherently do the same thing

True. But this is a 1440p 144hz panel pushing the utmost limits of the Displayport 1.2 technology. One needs a top-of-the-line cable for a top-of-the-line monitor.
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I have seen many people in this thread and other forums try longer cables and fail. It's right that the quality of the cable doesn't really matter at short distances but it's different at longer distances when pushing the maximum bandwidth of the cable, it's still copper which has a resistance unlike fiber. There are 10+ meter cables which are "4K ready" but if you read properly, they say it's for 30Hz, and for 1440P it's 60Hz. You could still try to push for 144Hz but visual errors are likely to occur if it works at all.
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Originally Posted by HiTechPixel View Post

I like to think that there is a difference. Otherwise why would cables be different in thickness and whatnot? If there weren't a difference they'd all be the same, which they're not.

At any rate, I've found a 30AWG and 32AWG cable, both around 1M. If my cable ends up not being good then I'll get one of those.

Smaller AWG means thicker, a 1M cable with 32 AWG has a worse resistance than a 2M cable with 28 AWG. Though 30 AWG at 1M is a little better. I hope the cable supplied with the Swift is 28 AWG.
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