KabelDirekt carries DisplayPort cables that have been officially certified by VESA – for demanding gamers who make zero compromises. Read on to learn what DisplayPort technology is all about and what makes our cables so unique.
Maximum resolution, minimum lag – for ultra-sharp images and super-fast frame rates: This is what the DisplayPort standard set out to achieve in 2006 when it began to replace legacy VGA and DVI monitor connectors. Compared to old VGA technology, DisplayPort cables don’t pass through analogue signals – they only carry digital data for lossless video transmission. Additionally, compared to VGA and DVI, DisplayPort also transmits audio. While it sounds like the standard has a lot in common with HDMI technology, there are a few key differences.
One connection for everything
Whereas HDMI has conquered the living room – where you’ll find it on anything from streaming boxes and video game consoles to high-res TVs – DisplayPort is used to connect computers and monitors. You can find the flat, rectangular connector with one corner cut off on practically any PC graphics card – and also an increasing number of notebooks – allowing you to simply hook up your kit to the latest-gen monitors for video streaming, music, work, and of course for gaming. You’ll also find a few prosumer and professional projectors equipped with this connector.
Our certified DisplayPort cables are backwards compatible with all previous standards such as 1.2 and 1.3, plus they meet the latest requirements of the DisplayPort 1.4 standard – making them ready for the most stunning graphics on the most awesome of displays.
Ready for the 8K future
Capable of carrying 32.4Gbit/s of bandwidth, our certified DisplayPort cables can transmit resolutions of up to 8K (7680x4320) at 60Hz and frame rates of up to 240Hz. So if you’re the owner of a fast GeForce or Radeon graphics card, you’ll already be equipped for the next generation of high-res gaming monitors.
Our DisplayPort cables also already support the latest technologies, such as G-Sync and FreeSync, which adjust the frame rate dynamically to prevent screen tear or stuttering of the image if your graphics card outputs a higher frame rate than your monitor’s refresh rate – so you get to enjoy a smooth, artefact-free picture while squeezing every last drop of gaming performance out of your PC.
Quality that meets the highest standards – both yours and ours
Like all KabelDirekt products, our certified DisplayPort cables are put through several rounds of extremely tough testing. We use superior materials such as high-purity copper and gold-plated connectors, equip our cables with high-density metal shielding, and we manufacture to the highest standards for a flawless finish so you get to enjoy a cable that delivers maximum performance for a lifetime of use. Nevertheless, our support team is there for you to put matters right if you find anything wrong – after all, we want you to be completely happy with your purchase.
Our DisplayPort cables also include latches to connect securely to your kit – and when you need to unplug them, you can do so at the press of a button. In addition, to completely rule out the risk of a short circuit we don’t wire pin 20 (power) on our cables – exactly as the VESA specification recommends.
Officially certified quality
There are so many DisplayPort cables out there, but only a few are manufactured to such a high standard and are technically capable of meeting VESA specs. VESA, formally known as the Video Electronics Standards Association, is a manufacturers’association whose members include many well-known companies from the computer industry such as Apple, Intel, Microsoft, Nvidia, and AMD. VESA defines the DisplayPort standard and monitors compliance with it. Only products that comply fully with the specification and pass the most stringent independent tests receive official VESA certification. Our certified DisplayPort cables, available in lengths from one to five metres, belong to this exclusive group – an uncompromising range of cables for uncompromising PC gamers.