For example dvi and hdmi are generally convertible using a simple adapter some displayport connections will also work with dvi and hdmi.

A displayport adapter is generally plug play this goes for most adapters but if you have an adapter that converts a displayport into several different port types e g hdmi vga dvi etc you may need to turn it on if there rsquo s an on switch if not then it rsquo s going to work as soon as you connect it to your device s.

A mini displayport to displayport adapter cable displayport 1 3 introduced the world to 4k resolution at 120 hertz something hdmi was unable to offer until three years later with the hdmi 2 1 release to provide 4k gaming at 144 hertz displayport 1 4 has a 25 92 gb s bandwidth which outperforms both hdmi 1 4 and 2 0 but lags behind the 2 1.

Dvi digital visual interface is an older type of video connection while it is not obsolete just yet it is on its way there like displayport dvi only supports video and not audio dvi is also bulkier does not support 4k like hdmi or displayport and is a bit more complicated as there are different versions of it.

For analog vga ypbpr and dual link dvi a powered active adapter is required for compatibility and does not rely on dual mode active vga adapters are powered by the displayport connector directly while active dual link dvi adapters typically rely on an external power source such as usb more info on converting from vga.

When you convert video from a source that uses displayport or mini displayport to dvi or hdmi ex a computer to a monitor consider the difference between passive and active adapters if the source supports dual mode displayport also known as dp then you can use a passive adapter because the source can perform the conversion.