Originally Posted by Warrior1986
That's what I've been seeing as well, which is so strange because unless I'm mistaken Displayport is digital just like HDMI so it's a bunch of 1's and 0's. Hence why I'm a little confused as to why the cable would matter unless of course it was physically damaged somehow or (as it turns out) the pins are misconfigured. Which I suppose in that case shame on Dell for not checking the cables they are including with the monitor.
Ahh, so you also have the S2716DG? Isn't it an awesome monitor? I've only used it for maybe 10-15 minutes after loading the calibration and ICC profile and am blown away by how good it looks. Can't wait to test it out this weekend in games. Not sure if you decided or not, but I went ahead and bought this one as speedyeggtart recommended due to the VESA issue - https://www.amazon.com/Accell-B142C-007B-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Locking/dp/B0098HVZBE/
Some time people get bad cables with the monitor. I had a friend that bought a 30" 2560x1600 monitor that came with a Dual Link DVI cable that didn't transmit the full resolution even though it had all the correct pins - after he contacted the company, they found out a shipment of monitors had gotten non-compliant Dual Link DVI cables so they replaced my friends cable and also replaced all the cables in that shipment. They thanked my friend since they were able to catch it early and it did not affect many customers.
So it happens - just it sucks when it happens because it makes you think some thing like your PC or GPU is not working correctly.
The thing is as monitor resolutions and refresh rates get higher - the quality, the length of the cable and compliance may come into play due to bandwidth needs. Most if not all cables may work fine with 1080p monitors or even 2560x1080 or 2560x1440 monitors. But once you start getting into 4k or high refresh rate monitors those cables crap out. For example a 1920x1080 144Hz monitor requires more bandwidth than a 2560x1440 60hz monitor.Edited by speedyeggtart - 6/18/16 at 9:26am