DisplayPort cables provide an incredible bandwidth for data transmissions and that’s one of the reasons why DisplayPort connectors are found on high-end monitors. DisplayPort 1.4, one of the latest iterations, takes this game even further. It supports 5120×2880 @ 60Hz and brings a high dynamic range to the table, besides supporting dual 4K UHD monitors at the same time (provided your system can support it).
For now, there are two types of DisplayPort connectors-Mini DisplayPort and the standard DisplayPort. Usually, the notebooks and other compact laptops carry the Mini DisplayPort connector and monitors tend to carry the DisplayPort connector.
If you are in the market looking for standard DisplayPort 1.4 cables for your high-end gaming monitor, you have come to the right place. We have made a small list of the best DisplayPort 1.4 cables that you can get for your system. But before that,
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DisplayPort 1.4—A Brief
As noted above, DisplayPort 1.4 is one of the newer iterations out there. Plus, it’s also one of the readily-available standards. A DisplayPort 1.4 cable should be able to push the transmission of 25.92 Gbps in theory. This jump in transmission speed allows 8K resolution at 60Hz or 4K at 120Hz in DisplayPort 1.4, provided it’s hooked to the right GPU and monitor.
And it doesn’t stop there. You can also get to experience 10-bit color HDR, and a DisplayPort 1.4 can handle 4K @ 144 Hz with HDR.
Now that that’s settled, let’s see some of the best cables out there.
1. Cable Matters 8K DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable
Length: 6ft, 10ft, 13ft,and 16ft
The cable does its job as expected, with the colors on display appearing rich and deep, and is perfect for monitors with a 144Hz refresh rate. Several reviewers have backed this on Amazon.
These Cable Matters DisplayPort cables bundle a latch at the top of the connector. And as you may have expected, it helps to lock the cable properly in place. When you need to remove the cable from the port, all you need to do is press the button and pull the cable out.
However, do note that these cables are not VESA certified.
2. Monoprice Braided DisplayPort 1.4 Cable
Since these are DisplayPort 1.4 cables, you can expect a transmission rate of 32.4Gbps, and they also support display stream Compression 1.2 (DSC). DSC is a lossless compression format that lets you have a wider range of resolutions and refresh rates that its bandwidth usually allows.
The lock is present in these cables as well, and when you need to unplug them, press the button and yank it out.
3. iVANKY Nylon Braided DisplayPort 1.4 Cable
Length: 3.3ft, 6.6ft, and 10ft
Curiously, these do not have the latch on the connector like the above cables. You can pick from three different lengths, although the 3.3ft may allow less room to wriggle when it comes to routing the cable.
4. JSAUX 8K DisplayPort Cable
Available in a single length of 6.6ft, these cables prove to be the perfect accessory for gamers out there. An 18-month warranty backs these cables.
However, it’s not without its share of limitations. For one, the thickness of the cables means you have to compromise on the product’s flexibility.
As per some users, it requires quite an effort to bend these cables. If your gaming setup requires you to route the cable through monitor arms or cable sleeve, you might want to skip this one.
5. Cable Matters VESA Certified Braided DisplayPort 1.4 Cable
Length: 6ft, 9.8ft
Apart from that, it packs the same flavors as the other cables on this list. The braided exterior not only helps in lengthening the life of the cable but also helps in preventing tangles. And yeah, you will find the handy lock in this cable as well.
These cables are available in sizes of 6.6ft and 9.8ft.
6. Startech.com VESA Certified DisplayPort 1.4 Cable
Length: 9.8ft (3m)
These are 28 AWG cables, so they will slightly be thicker. Thankfully, the difference is small, and you will get plenty of wriggle room to route this cable.
They are slightly costlier than their counterparts above. Thankfully, they are backed by Startech’s lifetime warranty. The only limitation is that they are not are available in 6ft length.
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7. KabelDirekt – 8K DisplayPort Cable
Length: 3ft, 6ft, 10ft and 15ft
It’s neither too think nor too thick and gives you enough flexibility to route the cable from source to destination. The build of the connector and the wire is solid and will last you a long time. And hey, it also comes with a latch at the front to lock the cable in.
A DisplayPort 1.4 cable is a futureproof cable. So even if you upgrade to an 8K monitor like the Dell UltraSharp 8K in the future, this cable will serve you just fine. The good thing about DisplayPort cables is that they aren’t that expensive. And even the affordable options will churn out quality picture quality.
So, which one of these will you buy?
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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