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I was a bit nervous when I ordered this cable because I had problems with cables from other sellers (with good reviews nonetheless). I even contacted the seller before purchasing the product and he answered in less than 12 hours. My problem with most of the DP cables on the market is that they don't work to the full Display Port 1.2 standard and at 2560x1440 resolution at 144 Hz refresh rate my monitor would constantly blink.
This cable solved my problems. It works just as it's supposed to, I can confirm that it works for 2560x1440 at 144Hz. I am very satisfied with the product and would definitely recommend it to others.
I recently installed a new monitor and a new arm for both that monitor and my older one, and had problems with the newer one's cable constantly falling out. My screen would flicker on and off pretty consistently and made doing any work difficult (aside the flickering, everytime it went off and on again it would shift my screens programmes around). So I ordered this locking cable on behalf of my boyfriend's recommendation and honestly haven't had a problem since. It was easy to install and the length I got was just right so I don't have any excess cable getting tangled up anywhere. The price is fine too. Giving it 4* as I have only had it a couple days and want to test the longevity of it.
I bought an amazon DisplayPort cable as I thought with the cable being Amazon, with good reviews, and rep, I wouldn’t have any issues. At first I didn’t, all was well, but approx one year after owning the cable if the cable was moved ever so slightly the screen would flicker off and on. I could not use the swivel on my monitor or move the pc chassis at all without the screen flickering.
I eventually got annoyed of having to readjust the cable I needed to buy a new cable.
I looked online for a new cable, checked some forums and read that people had issues with many different brands of DisplayPort cables, mentioning issues of the monitor disconnecting and flickering. To cause confusion I found information that said the solution was to buy a cable with pin 20 disconnected.
After the monitor flickered a few more times, driving me up the wall, I took a chance and ordered this locking mechanism cable from cable matters, it works well, no more monitor flickering and I can even wiggle the cable slightly at the back of the monitor/graphics card, no issues at all.
Cheap solution. Cable seems well made. Problem solved.
Having made cables that go into avionics I can recognise a well made cable when I see one. And this is a solid piece of kit. Does it have fancy gold plating, braiding and shiny aluminium bits? No. Does it do the job? It certainly does at 1920x1200. I bought three of these for my three identical monitors and the pictures are all uniformly perfect.
I've owned mine for three years now and it's still working perfectly. For the price, this DisplayPort cable works really well and provides much higher data transfer rates than HDMI.
The only issue that I've had with it, is that it's quite easy to knock and even a slight knock temporarily disrupts the display and causes the screen to go black. This wouldn't be an issue if your monitor is further away on your desk or wall mounted.
Overall, great budget DisplayPort cable which greatly improved the delay I was receiving to my monitor. I would recommend this cable!
For whatever reason my existing Displayport cable broke causing weird stuttering across the screen. The screen in question has a resolution of 3440 x 1440, so slightly more then the typical 1440p monitors. For some reason I cannot Fathom, LG did not use HDMI 2.0 on the panel, so as a result anything being sent over HDMI at this resolution is limited to 50Hz rather then the 60Hz.
Long story short, went out hunting for a Displayport cable but was shocked at some of the prices in the local stores such as Maplin, PC world and Argos with cables starting at around £30. Before even walking to the next electrical store, jumped on the Amazon app, £9.99 next day delivery and was here by 10:30am. Plugged the cable in, set the settings to ensure both sides were set to Displayport 1.2 setting and voila, 60Hz once more at 3440 x 1440. Cant complain.
One thing to note is the Cable ends are quiet thick, as a result it does interfere somewhat with the back of the PCI-E expansion slot brackets so I found I had to move all my GPU's down very slightly to get the cable plugged in. Not the hugest of issue as its likely my cause causing the issues, but something to bare in mind.
This item was received using Next Day Delivery via Amazon Prime. Came in a standard Amazon cardboard envelope.
It the cable packaging you will find a white slip and the cable, the white slip has generic information on it. The cable should be wrapped up with a white cap both ends.
The cable is black and is protected by a rubber sheath, this is a durable cable that allows for a lot of bend. Mine has around 6cm until it hits the wall (from the back of my PC) then it has to drop at a right angle to fit into the space.
Be aware that when disconnecting this cable there are some press switches on either side of the connector, if you don't press these the Display port wont move.
Over all I'm happy with the Quality and performance, for me personally the press switches are an annoyance; but I can understand the need to try and prevent your display port from unplugging itself.