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To use a DP to HDMI adaptor or DP to HDMI cable?

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#1 hazelludlow


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 05:02 PM



i have a NVIDIA GTX 660 and am planning on connecting a new monitor/hdtv using the DisplayPort out and am wondering on which i should use, a DP to HDMI adaptor or a DP to HDMI cable.  is there a difference?  what luck have others had with this type of problem?


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 08:14 PM

I haven't tried the cables and adapters you're asking about but I expect the DP to HDMI cable will work the same as a DP to HDMI adapter and HDMI cable combination. Maybe certain adapters are made to work with certain HDMI standards and older standards. For example an adapter might work with HDMI 1.4 and older standards. You won't have to worry about mismatching a cable and adapter if you buy a DP to HDMI cable. Might cost a bit less to buy the DP to HDMI cable compared to buying the DP to HDMI adapter and cable combination.

#3 hazelludlow

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:33 PM

pardon the delay...


thanks much for that.   i was just wondering if the adapter did something more than just a cable.



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 03:05 PM

In my experience a cable will provide less stress on the connection point then an adapter to cable. Depending on the size of the adapter.

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