So as the question states, my gaming laptop has an HDMI video out (also a USB-C out, but I assume it is not connected to the nVidia graphics card), and I need to connect it to my monitor, which has VGA, DVI-D and DisplayPort inputs.

So I'm in need of some kind of an adapter. Which should I buy? HDMI->DVI-D, HDMI->VGA or HDMI->DPort?

Is there a video performance benefit to any of them over the others? I plan to run high end games at 1080p and expect 60fps when possible.

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DisplayPort would be the best option, since it will carry both video and audio while exceeding HDMI's specs. Adapters are a little pricey due to lack of demand/popularity.

DVI-D is an acceptable option, but won't transport audio. HDMI-to-DVI-D adapters are fairly widely available and not very expensive.

Don't use VGA or DVI-A. Conversion of the digital signal to analog will introduce delay, and the adapter won't be cheap.

  • My monitor doesn't do audio - will I lose quality by getting an HDMI to DVI-D instead of HDMI->DPort at my requirements? – saarraz1 Nov 8 '17 at 18:31
  • Your resolution will be limited to 1920x1080x60, but otherwise no. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 8 '17 at 18:32

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