HDMI Vs DisplayPort: Which Is Perfect for Gaming / TV / Monitor

julio 31, 2022 9 lectura mínima

Which Is Perfect for Gaming / TV / Monitor


HDMI Vs. DisplayPort which should be your ultimate choice? Let's start. HDMI and DisplayPort both are necessary for pretty visuals, and lovely sounds. In the world of monitors and GPUs, you always think of HDMI, yet most tech enthusiasts give special priority to DisplayPort.

But, the oddity is that the majority of monitors, projectors, streaming devices, gaming consoles, and other smart gadgets prefer to have HDMI. Hence the question is, which provides perfect audio and Video? The answer depends on your needs. A connector or cable is like a nutrient carrier, the more vitamins are supplied to the monitor/TV, the healthier will be the audio and video.

Moreover, with distinct connectors, both are designed for the same purpose–transmitting audio/video signals. And, interestingly, after short pauses, HDMI and DisplayPort inaugurate their new versions–fighting to rule the world.

This article will give you an overview of HDMI and DisplayPort-enabled monitors (with their model numbers and HDMI/ DP versions they support). I would’ve put it just below this line. However, the table won't make sense unless you're familiar with the basic differences between HDMI and DisplayPort?

How do they function? Why is HDMI still leading, compelling monitor and TV manufacturers to keep incorporating the latest HDMI version in their new releases? And why at the same time DisplayPort versions are revolutionizing?

If you are a gamer, you’ll come to know whether you should buy DisplayPort or HDMI monitors.


Releasing of HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0

Let me shock you with the release dates of the latest versions of HDMI and DisplayPort.

But firstly let's unveil who plans that why, where, and when these new versions should be released.

Well, HDMI and DisplayPort are operated under the umbrella of different bodies. While the latter is developed by the creative efforts of giants that include Sony, Philips, Panasonic, and Toshiba, the former is promoted by Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).

It wouldn't be wrong to maintain that HDMI and DisplayPort have come from different industries. HDMI is introduced by companies that specialize in visual display applications and the DP is inaugurated by IT specialists. So, the battle, HDMI Vs DisplayPort, springs from competitive anger.

Released in 2017, HDMI 2.1 is branded as a Next-Gen cable; within the next 2-years (2019), VESA launched DisplayPort (DP) 2.0.

Difference between HDMI 2.1 Vs DisplayPort 2.0
HDMI Vs DisplayPort: Precise difference between HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0
Source: Max's Tech


As you can see DP is more powerful than the latest versions of HDMI. According to common sense, HDMI should’ve been dead by now. The reality, however, is totally the opposite.


Do You Know?

The global market for HDMI is projected to reach $3.8 billion by 2026. It's unprecedented.

Interestingly, neither VGA nor DVI nor DisplayPort have ever been so famous.



HDMI Vs DisplayPort: Where They Are Used? 

As DisplayPort is largely used for desktop computers, laptops, projectors, and other peripheral visual connections, HDMI is mostly used for consumer electronics equipment.

HDMI and DisplayPort Connector

YET, there is one thing common between the two, they both are modern serial interfaces for carrying digital video from the source to display with one single cable.

Presently, the majority of screens accept DP 1.2 or 1.4 as well as HDMI 1.4 or 2.0.

We have a selection of products (at the end) that include both HDMI and DisplayPort.

But, scrolling in haste will waste your time, for you won't consume the information in the table until you are familiar with the features and specs of DisplayPort.

By the end of this article, you'll understand which monitors are worth spending hard-earned money on.

Firstly, have a brief look at the unique features and specs of DisplayPort and HDMI.


HDMI Vs DisplayPort: Specs and Features

There are 6 major releases of DisplayPort. It is noteworthy that DP 2.0 is 2X Efficient than HDMI 2.1.


DisplayPort Version

Max Resolution @ 60Hz

Max Resolution @144Hz

DP 1.1 



DP 1.2



DP 1.3



DP 1.4 



DP 2.0



 Types, Version, and Specification of DisplayPort


DisplayPort 1.0
It supports a maximum bandwidth of 10.8 Gbps over four data lines.
Technically, it could easily handle a display of 3840 x 2160 or 4k at a refresh rate of 30Hz.

DisplayPort 1.1

It too has a bandwidth of 10.8 Gbps. No additional changes were made except it had a fiber optic line to curb signal degradation over a longer distance.

DisplayPort 1.2

It almost doubled the bandwidth up to 21 Gbps and could support maximum resolutions of 2160p at the refresh rate of 60Hz.

DisplayPort 1.3

It had a whopping 32 Gbps of bandwidth. As compared to DP 1.2, its efficiency increased by 80%. It gave way to high-end gaming resolution by providing 4K UHD @60 Hz and 5k @60Hz. Because of its best performance, all modern graphic cards carry DP 1.3.

DisplayPort 1.4 
If you want a smooth 8k video at 60Hz as well as HDR, DP 1.4 must be on your wish list. 

DisplayPort 2.0 (Live in the game)
With an amazing 80 Gbps and 16k resolution, DP 2.0 is a true gaming beast. It can easily support NVIDIA, G-Sync, and AMD Free Sync.  



In a few seconds, you’ll consume a lot of juicy information that will help you triple your gaming experience–zero screen tearing, no video lagging. 

Since I’ve written down every possible piece of information about different versions of HDMI, I am restricting myself to explaining the most common versions and their key features.



HDMI and Its Versions

As noted earlier, unlike DP, HDMI is everywhere. So far there are 5 designs of HDMI available for your usage. But, the most readily available are Type A (Standard HDMI), Type C (Small HDMI), and Type D (micro HDMI). If you really want to add taste to your entertainment,