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Displayport to HDMI quality loss?


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#1 Rogerhawkins1033

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 04:44 AM

Hi. I'm in the market to upgrade my graphics card and get a new TV, but I've come to find very little, or too vague answers regarding any quality loss between Displayport and HDMI. I can't seem to get a straight yes or no answer, or when I do, I find conflicting arguments and I don't know who to believe.

 

I am planning to upgrade my graphics card to the GTX Titan Z http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121874 which is capable of running over 4k resolution.

 

I am also planning on purchasing a new 4k TV, and would like to run at 60fps.

 

I am aware that HDMI 1.4 has limitations in those regards, but Displayport, from what I've heard, will provide the highest quality display. Unfortunately its near impossible to find a 4k tv with a displayport at any reasonable price. So my question is, if I use an adapter from displayport to HDMI, am I losing the quality that displayport provides, and getting essentially downgraded back to HDMI quality?



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Posted 10 October 2014 - 01:48 PM

Assuming you find a TV with HDMI 2.0 (I don't own any 2K/4K TVs so I don't know the basis for it) then HDMI will be fine, as 2.0 allows it to run 4K at 60fps.


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 11:03 PM

GTX Titan Z is completely stupid for gaming and purely for running 4K. The Titan Z is designed for heavy use for workstation PCs, and using it purely to display 4K is a complete waste of money. 

 

The GTX980 would be more worth your money.


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