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How to Check DisplayPort Version on Windows 11/10

by Clinton Harding
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How to Check DisplayPort Version on Windows 11/10

In this article we will show you how to Check DisplayPort Version on Windows 11/10. To get the most out of your setup, you may need to find out which version of DisplayPort you have. Once you know this, you can figure out the exact video resolution and frame rate that it can handle. But it’s not as simple as taking a quick look at the port itself and seeing a number next to it. A computer can be connected to a TV or monitor through a digital interface called DisplayPort. Since Windows 11 came out, you need to know what version of DisplayPort your computer is running to make sure it will work with your display device.

By connecting multiple screens to a single DisplayPort connection, a computer can make better use of its ports. The best way to find out the DisplayPort version is to ask the company that made the processor. In fact, there is no direct way to find out what version of DisplayPort you have. It will take some sleuthing to figure it out. So put on your favorite deerstalker hat and read this article to help make your life easier. We’ll tell you exactly what you can do to Check DisplayPort Version on Windows 11/10.

How to Check DisplayPort Version on Windows 11/10

  1. Right-click on the Start button in the taskbar and select Device Manager from the context menu. The Device Manager window will open.
  2. In the Device Manager, expand the Display adapters category by clicking on the arrow next to it.
  3. Double-click on the listed display adapter (e.g., NVIDIA GeForce, Intel HD Graphics) to open its properties.
  4. In the display adapter’s properties window, go to the Driver tab.
  5. Click on the Driver Details button. A new window will open displaying driver file details.
  6. Look for a file named “dispi.inf” in the list. This file contains information about the display driver, including the DisplayPort version.
  7. Right-click on the “dispi.inf” file and select Properties from the context menu.
  8. In the properties window, go to the Details tab.
  9. In the Property dropdown menu, select Hardware Ids.
  10. Under the Value section, you should see a line that starts with “VEN_” followed by a series of numbers and letters. This line represents the Vendor ID.
  11. Look for the Vendor ID in an online database or list to determine the DisplayPort version associated with that ID. The DisplayPort version will typically be mentioned in the database or list.

What Is DisplayPort?

DisplayPort is the best cable and connection to use when connecting high-resolution and high-refresh-rate monitors to gaming PCs. If you’ve owned a gaming PC or monitor in the last five years, it’s likely that you’ve seen that asymmetric connector with the L-shaped header. It’s not as common or universal as HDMI, but it’s still one of the most important because it has much more powerful connectors and cables.

DisplayPort is not just a cable, though. It’s a list of rules. If you want to get the most out of your PC, your graphics card, or your monitor, you should learn what DisplayPort is and how to use it to your advantage. At its core, DisplayPort is a digital interface that is made to send both video and audio over a single cable. Like HDMI, it can connect a monitor to a video source like a graphics card or laptop video output and send the video and sound to the display screen.

The most common form of the DisplayPort connector and cable sold by Cable Matters is the full-size version, which has 20 pins in an L-shaped connector. This makes it stand out from ports like HDMI, USB-A, and USB-C, which all look the same. There is also a Mini DisplayPort, which was first used on Apple devices in 2008. It is smaller and doesn’t have the locking mechanism that keeps standard DisplayPort cables from coming out of a device or display by accident. But Mini DisplayPort is no longer widely used, and USB-C cables, which can use DisplayPort alt-mode to send video and audio instead, have mostly taken its place.

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