DisplayPort is a user friendly, plug and play format which delivers high definition digital video and audio to your display device in packet data format via a single cable. This allows selective screen area updates and provides power saving features required for notebook applications. Display Port supports a minimum of 1080P resolution at 24bpp, 50/60 Hz. It is capable of video bandwidth up to 10.8Gbps. All of our DisplayPort cables support the following minimum requirements:
Mini DisplayPort vs Thunderbolt:
Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt use the same connector interface but are actually different cables. Thunderbolt cables have a chip built into the connector and run two independent channels at a data-transfer speed of 10Gbps per channel (totaling 20Gbps). Mini DisplayPort is a passive cable which uses 4 channels and runs at a speed of 5.4Gbps per channel (totaling 21.6Gbps).
Our mini DisplayPort cables can be used in the following applications:
Mini DisplayPort cables cannot be used in the following applications:
A mini DisplayPort source is not compatible with a Thunderbolt monitor regardless of the cable being used. The only cable that can be used to connect a Thunderbolt source to a Thunderbolt monitor is a Thunderbolt cable. Thunderbolt cables are not backwards compatible with any of the other applications mentioned above.