120Hz Gaming, DisplayPort to HDMI, 8K Adapter

Aug 3rd 2021

120Hz Gaming, DisplayPort to HDMI, 8K Adapter

120Hz Gaming, DisplayPort to HDMI, 8K Adapter

Gamers finally have a way to connect to an HDMI Ultra HD display with High Dynamic Range from a DisplayPort-supported computer. Thanks to the UPTab DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.1 4K/120Hz HDR Active Adapter, more PC gamers will be able to take advantage of higher resolutions and frame rates while using a DisplayPort connection. This active adapter was designed for serious gaming and other computer applications that can benefit from up to 8K video playback with a 60Hz frame rate and HDR or 4k playback at 120Hz.

Frame Rate Vs. Refresh Rate

Frame rate (frames per second or FPS) and refresh rate (frequency in Hz or cycles per second) are often used interchangeably. However, these are two distinct measurements and can usually explain why you are not getting the performance you should. In simple terms, FPS measures the number of frames per second your device, or more precisely its GPU, can render the still image frames that create the illusion of motion. So, 60 FPS delivers 60 of those still frames per second.

While FPS is related to your device, refresh rate is a function of your monitor or display. Refresh rate (or frequency) is measured in Hz and is equal to the number of times per second you display can completely redraw the screen. 60Hz would mean that the display could redraw a while new frame 60 times per second.

This difference is why adapters like the UPTab 120Hz Gaming, DisplayPort to HDMI, 8K Adapter are so critical to quality gameplay. If you have a GPU that will render images of 60 FPS and a display with a refresh rate of 60Hz, the frame rate and refresh rate match, and you can get the best possible performance. However, this only works if the link between the two can handle it. If it can't, while your computer is putting out 60 FPS, and your monitor can match it with 60Hz, your connection will throttle the connection leaving you with a lower viewable FPS. That will, of course, lead to poor performance. That is why, until now, players could not get the best possible refresh rate using DisplayPort.

The Advantage of Higher Refresh Rates

Competitive Gamers and eSports professionals know that refresh rate is a critical component in the quality of gameplay. Many also see a higher refresh rate as an advantage in competition. Both the higher quality and the competitive edge come from the smoother animations, lower latency, and less ghosting and tearing. The smoother animations not only look better, but they make it easier to track targets. Lower latency makes games feel more responsive. In competitive settings, it also means that you will see targets sooner and have more time to respond. Image ghosting and tearing are distracting. Higher refresh rates that match system frame rates reduce this and make it easier to accurately track targets on screen.

Research conducted by NVIDIA demonstrated the importance of refresh rates for competitive gamers. The study plotted frames per second vs. Kill/Death (K/D) ratios and found that higher frame rates correlated with increased player performance. Whether you play in competition or just for fun, the right equipment can mean the best possible performance for you as a player.

Getting the Best Possible Performance

Just plug the 120Hz Gaming, DisplayPort to HDMI, 8K Adapter into your DisplayPort and get the best possible visual experience. The adapter converts your DisplayPort signal to HDMI 2.1 and offers up to 46Gbps data transfer. That means smooth video up to 8K combined with a 60Hz frame rate and HDR. The adapter even supports 4K at 120Hz and 1440p, and 240Hz. The active adapter also supports the 4:4:4 color format and HDR, giving you accurate, vibrant colors. It also supports up to 8 channels of high-definition audio to deliver immersive, high-quality sound.

No matter your preferred settings, you will see performance better than you ever imagined from DisplayPort with the 120Hz Gaming, DisplayPort to HDMI, 8K Adapter from UPTab.