Does the PS5 Have DisplayPort?

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Image of a Sony PlayStation 5 on a white background
Credit: Sony

If you're considering purchasing a PlayStation 5 and your gaming monitor exclusively supports DisplayPort, you might be asking yourself: Does the PS5 have DisplayPort?

It's crucial to know whether the PS5 has DisplayPort before making your investment, as this information will help you decide whether to opt for a console that supports DisplayPort or to invest in a gaming monitor or a gaming TV that includes HDMI compatibility.

In this guide, we will reveal the DisplayPort compatibility of the PS5, so that you can make an informed decision about how to best connect your console with your current or future display setup.

Does the PS5 have DisplayPort?

No, the PS5 does not have DisplayPort. Instead, it features an HDMI 2.1 port for connecting to TVs and monitors. Sony has consistently chosen HDMI for its PlayStation models starting from the PS3, as it is a more advanced and widely adopted standard.

Additionally, most PS5 users prefer connecting their consoles to TVs instead of monitors. Consequently, the expense of integrating a DisplayPort connection in every console cannot be justified, given that only a small fraction of users would utilise this feature.

How to connect your PS5 to a DisplayPort monitor

If you are determined to use a DisplayPort monitor, all is not lost. You can purchase an HDMI to DisplayPort active adapter, which will then allow your PS5 to communicate with your monitor.

The drawback of doing this is that most of these adapters only run HDMI 2.0 to DisplayPort 1.2. This means many of the benefits of the console and the HDMI 2.1 connection are lost.

Perhaps most importantly, your refresh rate will be limited to 60hz as opposed to the 120hz the DisplayPort is capable of. So whether or not you feel it's worth it is up to you.

What is DisplayPort?

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DisplayPort is an alternative connection to HDMI. It's designed to perform the same job, namely to allow one cable to transmit audio and video. The input is found on high-end gaming monitors, or along with expensive graphics cards. Many believe it offers superior resolution and refresh rate support, making it very popular for gamers.

So it is reasonable to ask whether the PS5, as the most advanced console generation, has made allowances for this, and included a DisplayPort connection on the console. But, for the reasons we outlined earlier, Sony decided not to include a DP connection on their consoles.

That covers everything about the DisplayPort compatibility of the PS5. Hope you found this guide informational. Before heading off, check out our DisplayPort vs HDMI comparison guide.

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