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DVI vs. Displayport: What Can They Do?

Displayport was originally created by the Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA) to directly replace DVI. Still, there are situations where you’ll end up using DVI ports instead of Displayport technology. Today, we’ll go over the actual differences between the two so you can make informed decisions about which to use.

Displayport 1.3

Created by: Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Max Resolution: 4k (3840 x 2160p) or 8k (7680 x 4320p) Refresh Rate: 120 Hz or 30 Hz Analog/Digital: Digital Audio/Video: Audio/Video Locking Connector? No

DVI-A

Created by: Digital Display Working Group (DDWG) Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080p Refresh Rate: 85 Hz Analog/Digital: Analog Audio/Video: Video Locking Connector? Yes

DVI-D (Single-Link)

Created by: Digital Display Working Group (DDWG) Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080p Refresh Rate: 60 Hz Analog/Digital: Digital Audio/Video: Video Locking Connector? Yes

DVI-D (Dual-Link)

Created by: Digital Display Working Group (DDWG) Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080p or 2040 x 1536p Refresh Rate: 144 Hz or 75 Hz Analog/Digital: Digital Audio/Video: Video Locking Connector? Yes

DVI-I (Single-Link)

Created by: Digital Display Working Group (DDWG) Max Resolution: 1600 x 1200p Refresh Rate: 60 Hz Analog/Digital: Analog/Digital Audio/Video: Video Locking Connector? Yes

DVI-I (Dual-Link)

Created by: Digital Display Working Group (DDWG) Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080p Refresh Rate: 60 Hz Analog/Digital: Analog/Digital Audio/Video: Video Locking Connector? Yes

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