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Got a new monitor. Comes with HDMI and Display port. I have both cables. Does one offer better quality over the other or are they basically the same? Using it for web and gaming...
post #2 of 10
Is it a gaming monitor that does 144hz? If so, go for displayport. Actually, I'd just go for displayport.
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post #3 of 10
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Its a Dell U2715 2560x1440 60HZ
post #4 of 10
Either would be fine. But if you already have a DP cable there's no sense in not using it.
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post #5 of 10
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Its actually mini dp to to display port not sure if that makes a difference
post #6 of 10
At that resolution you need to use Display Port. Doesn't matter if its mini DP to DP. It will work much better than HDMI.

Also make sure you disable Display Port 1.1, and enable Display Port 1.2 in your monitor settings menu.
post #7 of 10
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Does Display port do anything for HZ? I read something about HDMI is 30HZ and Display port is 60HZ. Or am I just reading a bunch of crap?
post #8 of 10
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Does Display port do anything for HZ? I read something about HDMI is 30HZ and Display port is 60HZ. Or am I just reading a bunch of crap?

HDMI can do 60Hz but can't do anything higher. For the 120/144Hz gaming monitors you need to use DisplayPort (or Dual Link DVI) to actually get 120/144Hz, as HDMI will only allow you to get to 60Hz.
post #9 of 10
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OK so say I want to overclock the monitor to 65 or 75 HZ using HDMI will not allow me to do that? I would have to use Display port if I intend to overclock in any way?
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OK so say I want to overclock the monitor to 65 or 75 HZ using HDMI will not allow me to do that? I would have to use Display port if I intend to overclock in any way?

Read this guide on overclocking your monitor. You can use HDMI to overlock but I know the ASUS VG248QE and possibly other 144hz monitors won't allow you to go over 60hz on HDMI.
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