Displayport vs HDMI

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by getheo, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. getheo macrumors member


    Jul 3, 2011
    Hello. Macbook pro 2016-2019 has 4 usb-c ports, which support

    • Charging
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s).
    So, it is safe to conclude that if we connect a monitor with usb-c to displayport cable, it will run better because the connection is displayport -> displayport?
    If we connect it with usb-c to hdmi cable, there is conversion displayport -> hdmi. Is this correct?
  2. LogicalApex macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2015
    It depends how Apple has implemented it. Both HDMI and DisplayPort support USB-C connector via alt modes.

    DisplayPort is the better interface though so I would recommend it over HDMI unless your screen doesn’t support it.
  3. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    why is the display port better?
  4. LogicalApex macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2015

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