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TIL: DisplayPort is cool and can support multiple monitors

I’ve always seen the DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort ports on desktops and laptops but never paid much attention to them. I end up using the DVI or HDMI ports usually and DisplayPort was always that “inconvenient” port for which I’d need an adapter – like DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI. Today I learnt that DisplayPort has very high throughput and that DisplayPort 1.2 and above (we are currently on 1.4) supports something called Multi Stream Transport which lets you hook up more than 1 monitor to a single port using a hub like this. That is so amazing! So I no longer have to fuss about with extra graphics cards just to get an extra DVI / HDMI port. All I have to do is buy one of these hubs and I am set. Nice!

TIL: DisplayPort is cool and can support multiple monitors by rakhesh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.