DisplayPort is a modern digital video standard that is typically used for computer monitors. The standard replaces other standards such as VGA, DVI, and HDMI, but allows for adaption to older video standards.
There are two connector types for DisplayPort: DisplayPort and Mini-DisplayPort.
Multiple versions of DisplayPort have been introduced. Later versions of the standard increased the bandwidth and amount of video modes, and implemented features beyond a simple video standard. The version is typically identified by the DisplayPort source and destination device specifications.
The following table shows the key features of each revision.
|Version||Release date||Maximum speed||Connector type(s)||Introduced features|
|1.1||May 2006||8.64 Gb/s||DisplayPort||
|1.2||December 2009||17.28 Gb/s||DisplayPort, Mini-DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, USB-C||
|1.3||September 2014||25.92 Gb/s||DisplayPort, Mini-DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, USB-C||