HDMI v Displayport


Jun 20, 2016
Hi all, I got my X51 a couple of months ago and hooked my monitor (ultrasharp 25" 1140p) to GPU with an HDMI cable I had handy.

The GPU comes with multiple types of ports, so does the monitor. Without actually thinking about it, my assumption at the time was that all ports would basically deliver the same result. From casually reading the forums about various issues from time to time it sounds like a lot of people use Displayport. Just wondering if that was because there is some advantage to displayport over hdmi or it was just because that was the cable they had handy (like me) or that was shipped with the box?

Apologies in advance for what will no doubt seem like a silly question to those with a better understanding of these things!