DisplayPort and HDMI are competing technologies used in the electronics business. Both technologies can support ultra-high-definition high refresh rate video signals and multichannel audio. The HDMI standard is most commonly used in the home theater industry.
It is the most frequent connection used for connecting gadgets such as Blu Ray players, AV receivers, and TVs. The popularity of the HDMI standard means that it can be found on most consumer electronics that connect to either a TV or a monitor.
The DisplayPort is an HDMI alternative more frequently used for connecting PCs to monitors. DisplayPort is more commonly used in professional applications but is also used in the PC gaming industry. DisplayPort has a few important PC gaming specific features including support for AMD’s FreeSync and Nvidia’s G-Sync. Does the PS5 have DisplayPort?
Unfortunately, no the PS5 does not support DisplayPort. While it is not surprising, it would have been a welcome inclusion for people who want to use a monitor without HDMI support. Instead the PS5 supports HDMI 2.1 up to 4K resolution at 120 Hz refresh rate.
The HDMI 2.1 standard supported by the PS5 is capable of 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution at 120 Hz refresh rates. This is great and will not pose a problem to most gamers. Most of the benefits offered by using DisplayPort are not applicable to the Sony PlayStation 5 or console gaming in general anyways.
How to Connect a PS5 to a Monitor Using DisplayPort
If your preferred gaming monitor doesn’t support HDMI there are adapters that are very inexpensive that convert between HDMI and DisplayPort. Just make sure the cable supports both HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4.
Link to a suitable adapter cable.
The Sony PS5 does not include a DisplayPort connection but that will not impact most people in any meaningful way.
Additionally the PS5 does not support dual monitors.
What is DisplayPort
DisplayPort is an alternative connection to HDMI. It is designed to perform roughly the same job as HDMI including carrying high bandwidth video and multichannel audio. The DisplayPort is more commonly used on PCs whereas the HDMI connection is more commonly used for home theater applications.
Is PS5 HDMI or DisplayPort
The PS5 does not support DisplayPort, but rather includes a single HDMI 2.1 port. For gaming on ps5, HDMI is your only option. You will need a 4K TV or monitor that supports HDMI 2.1 to get 4K at 120 Hz.
Do you need a 4K TV for PS5
In its Ultimate FAQ’s Sony confirmed that the PS5 does not require a 4K TV. That said a 4k TV or monitor will greatly enhance your gaming experience on PS5 and is highly recommended. The cost of an affordable 4k TV is likely within reach of most PS5 gamers.
PS5 DisplayPort to HDMI
You can use a HDMI to DisplayPort adapter to connect your PS5 to a monitor that only has DisplayPort and no HDMI input. Just make sure the adapter supports both HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 for best results with 4K 120 FPS gaming.