Does Display Port plug into the graphics card?

If you want to connect your laptop to your TV or monitor, you usually use an HDMI cable. However, you can also use DisplayPort, which is a more advanced port.

Most monitors and TVs have a number of different inputs, and your PC or laptop also uses a variety of outputs. All of these different connection interfaces are made to transmit video signals, and DisplayPort is no different.

DisplayPort is the most recommended connection technology for audio and video signal and can transmit data from 144Hz to 4K.

Currently, the most recommended connector for use is DisplayPort, which, thanks to version 1.4, supports resolutions up to 144K and 2K at 4Hz, compatible with AMD FreeSync 8, a dynamic refresh mode commonly used in high-end gaming monitors.


Display Port port

DisplayPort is currently the most widely used digital interface for the latest display equipment in computers. It was introduced by VESA in 2006. This interface supports both video and audio transmission under the same connector. DisplayPort is today’s highest-performance interface for high-quality monitors, display resolutions, and high refresh rates.

Until HDMI 2.0 became a standard, DisplayPort was the best when it came to high resolutions and still is because of the different technologies we will see now. It consists of a rectangular connector with diagonally cut corners and a total of 20 pins to carry power, video and audio signals. This connector supports up to 4 pairs of data over the link, which can transmit between 4.16 and 2.33 Gigabits per second.


Graphics Card connection via Display Port

DisplayPort is currently at version 4.144, which supports HDR and resolutions up to 4K at 1 Hz and up to 60K at up to 8 Hz. The first graphics card to implement this version of DisplayPort was the Nvidia GTX 1080. This version also features Display Video Compression technology, which optimizes lossless digital signal transmission.

Another of DisplayPort’s great innovations that makes it an extremely versatile interface is the ability to use USB Type-C as an output or input source. This mode is known as DisplayPort Alternate Mode and you can do it natively without any adapters. Additionally, this technology supports Thunderbolt, today’s fastest serial data transmission mode.

Another of the functions implemented by this interface is Daisy Chaining to provide output to multiple displays using a single connection port. This is known as Multi-Stream Transport (MST) and we can only do this via a Hub or Splitter connected to the DisplayPort output of the card.