USB 3.0 to DisplayPort External Video Card Multi Monitor Adapter – 2560x1600

Connect a DisplayPort®-equipped display through USB 3.0, for an HD external multi-monitor solution

Product ID: USB32DPPRO

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5 Gbps) Interface, backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • Supports resolutions up to 2560x1600
  • DisplayLink 4K Plug-and-Display certified - automatic driver installation and updates
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  • USB-powered - No external power adapter required
  • Choose between Mirrored, Extended or Primary display configurations
  • Driver software supports display rotation
  • Supports the Windows® Aero interface
  • Supports 5.1 channel audio
  • Supports the use of multiple USB32DPPRO USB 3.0 DisplayPort adapters on a single system (up to 5)
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The USB32DPPRO USB 3.0 to DisplayPort® Multi Monitor Adapter functions as an external DisplayPort video card, turning an available USB 3.0 port into a DisplayPort output, with support for high resolution 2560x1600 video, and 5.1 surround sound audio. The USB 3.0 DisplayPort adapter delivers a convenient, high-performance external video solution that makes it easy to add multi-monitor capability to a USB 3.0-enabled desktop or laptop computer (optimal performance from USB 3.0, backward compatible with USB 2.0).

Leveraging the high-bandwidth (5 Gbps) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the adapter delivers smooth, high-definition content to your DisplayPort-capable display, and can be used to mirror your primary desktop, showing the same image on each display, or to extend your desktop to double your workspace and increase your productivity.

Backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Recommended System Requirements:
CPU: Quad Core 2.4GHz or Higher (i5 recommended)
RAM: 4GB or higher

The Advantage

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to Displayport® conversion delivers improved bandwidth, compared to a USB 2.0 connection, for smoother high-definition video content
  • The USB 3.0 DisplayPort adapter is USB-Powered device, making it easy to add additional graphical capability to your system, without opening the case or voiding system warranties or having to find an available wall power outlet.


Add a secondary DisplayPort display and extend your desktop, without taking apart your computer to install a new video card

Add multi-monitor capability to a single computer, to enhance multimedia presentations

Great for researchers and writers, offering the ability to have reference material on one display while working on a separate document on another

Increase productivity by running multiple applications on different screens - check your email on one display and search the web on the other

View large or several spreadsheets across multiple displays

A compact, lightweight solution for traveling business associates using USB 3.0-capable laptop PCs, enabling connection to a secondary display/projector

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Audio Yes
AV Input USB 3.0
AV Output DisplayPort
Chipset ID DisplayLInk - DL-3500
Industry Standards Standard DisplayPort, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, USB 2.0
Memory 64MB, DDR2
USB Pass-Through No
Audio Specifications 5.1-Channel Surround (48Khz)
General Specifications This USB video adapter uses a DisplayLink family chipset. If you’re connecting this device to a computer along with additional USB video adapters or docking stations, please avoid using devices with a Trigger or Fresco family chipset.
Maximum Digital Resolutions 2560x1600
Note If using OS X 10.8, Apple update 10.8.3 must be installed before installing DisplayLink software. 10.8.3 fixes several serious OS X bugs exposed when DisplayLink software is installed.
Supported Resolutions Widescreen(16/32 bit):
2560x1600, 2560x1440, 2048x1152, 1920x1200, 1920x1080, 1680x1050, 1600x900, 1440x900, 1360x768, 1280x800, 1280x768, 1280x720

Standard(16/32 bit):
1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1152x864, 1024x768, 800x600
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector A 1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Male
Connector B 1 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Female
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
macOS 10.6 to 10.12, 10.14
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04
Chrome OS v55+
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Connect a maximum of five USB32DPPRO adapters on a single PC - See manual for system requirements
System and Cable Requirements Office Application:
CPU: i3 Dual core 2.8GHz
RAM: 2GB or higher

Full HD Video:
CPU: Quad Core 2.4GHz or Higher (i5 recommended)
RAM: 4GB or higher
Not intended for gaming
Power Source USB-Powered
Humidity 20°C to 80°C (68°F to 176°F)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -5°C to 40°C (23°F to 104°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.4 in [11 mm]
Product Length 3.2 in [81 mm]
Product Weight 0.6 oz [18 g]
Product Width 1 in [26 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 6.2 oz [177 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 to Displayport adapter
1 - USB cable (39.25 inches)
1 - driver CD
1 - installation guide


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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
macOS 10.6 to 10.12, 10.14
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04
Chrome OS v55+


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USB 3.0 to DisplayPort External Video Card Multi Monitor Adapter – 2560x1600

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3.3 (3 reviews)
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(2 stars) When it works, it's a decent business solution.

As expected, not a solution for gaming at all. Business users needing an additional display can faithfully use this product...until it dies. Which it will. Lead-free BGA solder on the two main chips in the product will eventually stop working. Reflow attempts haven't worked for me so recycling it was it's ultimate demise. When are vendors going to stop using this known faulty method for assembly of their products to cause eventual failure _just_ past the warranty expiration date?
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Brian, Customer Support
Thanks for sharing this feedback with us. We're very sorry that our USB video adapter failed and we'd be happy to look into this situation closer. This video adapter has a very low failure rate and as a result they typically last well beyond the warranty period. Please locate a copy of your invoice and reach out to us directly. We have free, 24 hour support from Monday to Friday. You can call us toll-free at 1-800-265-1844 or chat live with us at

(3 stars) Easy to setup, Disappointing performance

I own a 15" Macboook with 10.9.2 installed. I connected the device via a USB 3.0 port, downloaded the drivers (it's not PnP), and the image came right up after a restart. I noticed the peformance issue the second my mouse hit the second monitor... it mouse does not move as smooth in my second monitor as it does in my main monitor. Dragging a window around and the issue becomes more obvious... the window moves in a choppy manner while on the second monitor, and there's a slight lag which is annoying considering I spent $100 on this device and $329 on an LED IPS monitor. The resolution on my monitor is 1920x1200.. I tried lowering the resolution but that did not help.
Quality of Product (3/5)
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By: beth
I found the same exact problem after an easy install, using the device to connect a 2560x1440 Dell monitor to my new 12" Macbook (early 2015). Did you find any resolutions? Very annoying to spend ~$100 on the device and cables, only to have the resolution problem fixed and the performance unbearable. Will probably have to switch back to 1080p resolution with VGA adapter.
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(5 stars) Excellent performance, fantastic product!!

I don't typically write reviews for products, but have had such a positive experience with this product, and received unparalleled customer service from StarTech, that I had to write one- especially as this item hadn't been reviewed yet. After struggling to get 1440P out of a Toshiba laptop HDMI port, spending countless hours troubleshooting, and on the phone with engineers, I came across this device, and thought I'd try it. Wish I had saved myself the time and trouble, and just ordered this from day one! The unit is physically much smaller than I was expecting, and I had it up and running within three minutes of opening the box. As per the detailed instructions, install the driver first, reboot, then plug in the device and your DisplayPort monitor. I am using the product through a USB3.0 port, running 1440P, and the image quality and performance are spectacular. I do not notice any increase in CPU cycles, or video lag. I am running 1440P HD video, and the video is fluid and flawless. I do not run games, so cannot comment about ultra high refresh rates, or performance with USB2.0 ports, but for office/productivity users that are looking to add a second or even third high resolution display, this tiny device is perfect. I will not hesitate to purchase another one when I add a second 1440/1600P monitor.
Quality of Product (5/5)
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Response from
David S., Customer Support
Great to hear the USB32DPPRO is working well for you, thanks for letting us know. You're definitely right -- this adapter is well suited to office/productivity applications; with regards to gaming, an external video adapter isn't really a good option.