display connector types

What are the Display Connector Types?

We’ve seen a wide variety of portable Display Connector when connecting to a monitor or a TV, from a CD / DVD player to a PC, from a game console. Look at the port every time and match the color and plug it in. I’ll explain to you in this post.

The D-Sub/ VGA cable


A cable with a blue plug with 15 little pins that can be locked in two nails. The signal goes through this cable as analogue. So when you convert the length of the cable, the type of cable (GAUGE) and the digital signal, the signal will degrade or not. This can transfer a 2048x1536px @ 85Hz signal. You can see it on older CRT / LCD monitors and multimedia projectors. But soon, the VGA cables will be gone. It cannot transfer audio/data, and it isn’t very easy to output new colour space standards. It is now known that Release will not see any other graphics card or VGA port.



The VGA cable has the same shape. But the pin layout is different. There are several DVI types, DVI-I (single link) and (dual-link), DVI-D (single link) and (dual-link). This transfers the DVI-I analogue signal and the DVI-D digital signal. Single Link DVI can output a maximum of 1920x1200px @ 60Hz resolution and a Dual Link DVI connection can output up to 2560x1600px @ 60Hz. The DVI connector is quite large compared to the VGA and does not support audio/data transfer and does not support new colour space standards.

HDMI (High Defenition Multimedia Interface )


A USB connector the size of a connector DMI is widespread at the moment. Digital camera, display, TV, the projector can see on almost everything. You can output video / multi-channel audio as well as ethernet data via HDMI as a digital signal. This flexibility was one of the main reasons why HDMI Cable popularized. It also supports perfect colour depth and a wide range of video formats. As of now, there are nine HDMI versions available. The most common version today is the HDMI 1.4 version. It can output a maximum of 4K @ 30Hz, as well as 2.0 4K @ 60Hz, 2.0A / 2.0B 4K @ 60Hz + HDR and 2.1 to 10K @ 120Hz + HDR. One of the drawbacks of HDMI is the lack of a locking mechanism like VGA / DVI.

Display Port


DisplayPort is a connector that avoids the shortcomings of all the connectors, as mentioned above. The port is slightly different from the external HDMI connector, but it has a similar locking mechanism. Transfer to Signal Digital so that any of the above interfaces can convert. As of now, there are seven versions of DisplayPort. Currently, the most common DisplayPort 1.2 is capable of outputting 4K @ 60Hz, Audio, Network, Wide Aspect Ratios. Added support for 8K @ 60hz + Adaptive Sync Technologies with DP 1.3.

HDMI and DisplayPort can watch the Mini / Micro version. In this case, the connector will be smaller in size, but performance will not change. When selecting a Display Connector cable, pick the connector you want. If you are a professional who wants colour performance, choose the display that is compatible and needs to be satisfied. And if you’re gaming at a high refresh rate, you should go for a DisplayPort. Because HDMI or other interfaces can not transfer data fast enough, and HDMI 2.0 has this feature, compatible graphic cards are not yet relayed.

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