DisplayPort is a digital video and audio connection standard designed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). It is a royalty-free technology designed primarily for the computer industry but also compatible for home theater application. The format supports both digital video and audio using a single cable.
Here's a simple solution for connecting your DisplayPort equipment devices (PC/Laptop etc) to your exisiting HDMI devices. This simple cable is all you need to convert from one format to the other.
Using the DisplayPort to HDMI cable, you can transmit audio if your graphics card support audio output through the DisplayPort connector.
Max Resolution Supported : 3840 x 2160 UltraHD 4K
DisplayPort was primarily designed as a replacement for VGA, DVI and LVDS which are common interfaces used in the computer / IT industries, while HDMI was developed by the Consumer Electronics Industry specifically for Home Theater applications. Toward this end, DisplayPort has certain enhanced features such as direct drive monitor design and single cable multi-function monitor connectivity. Some advantages of HDMI are the ability to support xvYCC color, Dolby TrueHD and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signals.
*NOTE* ATI Eyefinity: You will need an active displayport adapter for ATI Eyefinity Graphics cards 3-6 display setups since this passive / cable adapter will not work for ATI Eyefinity in a multi display setup to spread one image across 3 to 6 displays. You can connect 2x MAX Passive adapters from a graphics card and if more than 2x displays from graphics card you will need Active Adapters as on our website.
Though both share powerfull A/V features, DisplayPort was designed to complement HDMI, not to replace it.