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Displays Need to use Displayport for 120Hz but have I made a mistake ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SmilerAl, 27 Aug 2014.

  1. SmilerAl

    SmilerAl Terminate with extreme prejudice

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    So I just bought this monitor and am excited to start using 120Hz (and supposedly 240Hz). However being a noob totally forgot to check if my graphics card had the right display ports. It came with a Display Port cable but my 7970 doesn't have the necessary port for it. Can I just get an Display Port to HDMI adapter and expect no problems or have I gone and blown £££ on a monitor I can't take advantage of? Thanks.
     
  2. lancer778544

    lancer778544 Multimodder

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    If that's your card in the link then you have two mini Displayport connectors. You just need to get a mini Displayport to Displayport cable or an adapter. I don't think you can go from HDMI to Displayport as HDMI doesn't support 120hz I think.

    Here's a suitable cable.
     
  3. SmilerAl

    SmilerAl Terminate with extreme prejudice

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    Oh great thank you! I was worried because I couldn't find the opposite adapter. Thanks for the link and fast reply :thumb:
     
  4. heir flick

    heir flick Minimodder

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    You just need a mini dp to dp cable, about a fiver on ebay
     

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