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You know when you buy a new electronic device, cables are not usually on the forefront of your mind. Having recently upgraded my computer monitor, I have since learned of the widespread issues with certain monitors losing their DisplayPort signals from the GPU. Some people say it happens hourly, others weekly or longer but it still happens. Since I don't want to have to resort to plugging/unplugging cables to fix the problem (It happened to me twice in 2 weeks) each time. I've also since learned that having a DisplayPort cable that is VESA certified means a world of quality difference between this certified one and the "Insignia" brand cable I got at Best Buy for $10. It's hard to rate a cable but it does help to have one built following trusted industry standards. On the outside, it's generic, black, heavily insulated. It does have a nice locking feature for holding it securely in the port. Loose connections cause enough problems. I also like that the contact points are gold plated. I have had this cable installed for a little over 3 weeks without a single hiccup. Anyone that has ever played with Home Audio/Car Audio setups knows, you can't cheap out on wires since their quality is detrimental to gaining maximum, clean signal transfer.
Bought this cable so that I could use G-Sync with my free sync monitor (Nvidia finally enabled it!) Its able to handle the adaptive rate from 40-60HZ without any issues.
The cable is well built and the material feels very premium. Even thought its a bit thick, the cable is also quite flexible compared to the other thicker cables ive used in the past so its great for tight bends. The connectors are awesome since they include a latch mechanism (so they wont slide out as my HDMI has in the past with my adjustable monitor mount.)
Overall I'm glad I bought this product and I've had good experience with other Cable Matters products in the past.
As others mentioned, the release buttons aint great (initially). Need to work them in so the lock teeth retract before connecting up to any devices (otherwise you may have issues removing or breaking something). One of my 2 cables locks looked to still be connected by bits of tiny plastic (left over from the mold injection process?) between the cable body and the button which I had to use a bit of force to break/snap before the lock teeth would work
I initially purchased an Amazon basics cable which caused intermittent flashing (same behaviour occurred with a replacement). This one appears to have fixed the issue and it is VESA certified so unless I end up having a lemon, should be all good. I'd recommend the extra 6$ over the cheaper options.
- fits nice and snug in the ports of both my gpu and monitor - was more than long enough for my wide spread - all I needed was 4k 60hz so this more than met the requirements - I have been using this for several months now and I have not noticed any unusual behaviour, if I had I would have tested by process of elimination to ensure it was infact the cable and nothing else. - I heard positive reviews about UGreen, but they did not have the cable that fit my needs. - the latches clip on just great (if you plug and unplug often you might find the latches bothersome, I don't, I plug and fugettaboutit. IF you move your monitors around, but don't need to unplug, the teeth will prevent it from detaching) - I just tried unpluging it as I was writting this review to test how easy it is, and it seems about the same as the cable that came with my other monitor, so not dificult, but not too easy either that it could just fall out, just about right I'd say. - If the diplay port on your monitor, for what ever reason, would make it dificult to push the release button, you may want to consider going with a cable that doesn't have the latch teeth. - that's all I can think of.
Good quality cable but the latch mechanism can be hard to use. The latch mechanism does not have a clear bottom (does not click or bottom out) when depressed so it is hard to tell whether it is unlatched or not. Depending on the angle of your port, you may have difficulty unplugging the cable. Alternatively, this means it won't fall out easily.
I ordered this for my Oculus Rift S to go with my Kiwi Pulley system. It's often recommended to get a DisplayPort repeater because after 10 feet you can start to lose some connection.
I bought the DisplayPort extension + a repeater + USB 3.0 extension from CableMatters and they work great for the Rift S.
I've got a few hours of gametime in since I got the cable extension and I haven't had a single problem yet, which is great because I know some people who try to extend their DisplayPort will lose connection occasionally.
I haven't tried it without the repeater, so I am not sure if it's actually even necessary but based on internet comments I would recommend grabbing one anyway at the same time as ordering the DP cable.