Does PS5 Use DisplayPort? How to Connect Gaming Monitors

HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort cables

The next-gen graphics offered by the PS5 are best seen through a smart TV. I am not only saying this as advice but as a guideline actually. Sony knows that the majority of PlayStation fans connect their systems to TVs and it didn’t equip a DisplayPort on PS5. Luckily, this doesn’t mean that you can’t use a 144Hz monitor.

The new PS5 does not come with DisplayPort. The PS5 uses an HDMI 2.1 connection instead of a Display Port in order to deliver next-gen graphics to smart TVs and monitors. The reason why Sony decided to install built-in HDMI 2.1 support on the PS5 instead of DisplayPort is because of money and accessibility. If Sony installed DisplayPort on the PS5, this would’ve cost the company tens of millions in extra production cost. In addition, most people use TVs when gaming from a console like the PS4 or PS5.

Even though the PS5 doesn’t have DisplayPort support, you can still get next-gen graphics on all TVs and monitors. Today I will show you how to do it.

Does PS5 Use DisplayPort?

Sony didn’t equip the PS5 with DisplayPort. If you are new to consoles and usually gamed on PC, this might come as a shock to you. However, Sony has a good reason why it decided to choose HDMI 2.1 instead. HDMI 2.1 offers is ideal for high-end console gaming and it helps the PS5 show off 4K graphics without a single problem.

The reason why Sony didn’t want to equip the PS5 with DisplayPort is because it would’ve cost a fortune in the long run. No matter how cheap the DisplayPort might be, this will amount to hundreds of millions of dollars because the PS5 will make record sales during the upcoming years. In fact, you can only pre-order the PS5 one year after its release because it’s being purchase instantly from shelves.

Talking about the performance of the PS5, you might want to check out this article I wrote where I highlight just how powerful the new PS5 GPU really is.

Another important factor that determine Sony to stick with the classic HDMI connection was that most console gamers use a TV instead of a gaming monitor. The HDMI 2.1 port of the PS5 makes it super easy for people to play their favorite games. It’s literally “plug and play”.

Can a PS5 Run On a 144Hz Monitor?

PS5 can run on a 144Hz monitor without any problems as long as the monitor features a 2.1 HDMI connection. The 144Hz monitor will help the PS5 deliver truly next-gen graphics by using the gaming system’s high-frame HD features.

If the 144Hz monitor doesn’t support HDMI 2.1 or HDMI 2.0 and you can only use DisplayPort, you should be pleased to know that there adaptors who can make this work. The only issue here is that you will be losing all the extra features and benefits that HDMI 2.1 offers because adaptors are only compatible with HDMI 2.0.

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