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[Canada Computers] LG 32UD59-B 32" 4K UHD LED Monitor, 3840 x 2160, 5ms, HDCP 2.2, HDMI, DisplayPort, AMD FreeSync, On-Screen $389.99

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reggielist wrote: Can someone explain to me why people like using a DisplayPort connector?

I only have hooked up laptops to monitors and have only ever had DVI and now HDMI.

Is there a difference from hooking up with DisplayPort vs with HDMI?

Thanks
DP supports higher refresh rate, such as 144Hz at 1440p. HDMI 2.0 is also capable of the same refresh rate, but not all monitors support HDMI 2.0. DP is also required for Nvidia card to utilize Freesync monitor. Therefore, it's better all around to use DP since is more compatible with recent hardware.
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LockAndKey wrote: DP supports higher refresh rate, such as 144Hz at 1440p. HDMI 2.0 is also capable of the same refresh rate, but not all monitors support HDMI 2.0. DP is also required for Nvidia card to utilize Freesync monitor. Therefore, it's better all around to use DP since is more compatible with recent hardware.
Perfect explanation. Thank you!!
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parshakov wrote: DisplayPort can do 10bit 4K60 4:4:4 , whereas HDMI 2.0 cannot. HDMI 2.1 can but it's a very new standard and can only be found on expensive TVs. Pre-2015 computers can do 4K60 only over DP because they lack HDMI 2.0.
In addition, GPUs normally have one HDMI port and three DPs, so it's easier to setup multiple monitors with DP.
Perfect explanation. Thank you!!
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Freebush wrote: Too bad missed this one AOC Agon AG273QCX 27" curved VA 144hz 1440p 1ms monitor (186.95) [amazon.ca]

https://www.reddit.com/r/bapcsalescanad ... urce=share
TURNIPtheBEET wrote: Mine was shipped today.
Looks like it's a shit show over at Reddit, seller doesn't wanna ship the item at all and issuing refund. @Freebush consider yourself lucky to not have to deal with this sketchy AF seller, @TURNIPtheBEET good luck dude, i hope Amazon can sort it out for you.
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I found the viewing angles on the VA panel distracting. Greys look very shimmery because the difference between how they look in one eye vs the other is too strong. In the end I returned it and bought a 27" IPS UHD.
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If this is 144Mhz then it will be a hot deal
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jacky190424 wrote: If this is 144Mhz then it will be a hot deal
Does such a thing even exist at 4K? If it does you're gonna need a pretty hefty GPU setup to run it.

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