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Connect More with Cable Matters USB-C HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA Video Cables

CONNECT MORE with Cable Matters® USB-C™ Video Cables


Can USB C carry video?

USB-C technology incorporates alternate modes to carry non-USB signals. DP Alt Mode must be supported on the USB C port of a smartphone, tablet or computer to view video over USB C. Depending on your equipment, a USB C port can support transferring files, charging, connecting to the Internet or adding an external video display.

Cable Matters offers a wide variety of USB C for video cables including:

  • USB C to HDMI®
  • USB C to DVI
  • USB C to VGA
  • USB C to DisplayPort™
  • USB C to Mini DisplayPort

    Can USB C support 4K?

    The maximum video resolution carried over a USB-C video cable is determined by:

  • Video resolution output of the smartphone or computer
  • Video resolution supported by the connected display
  • Type of display interface technology that supports 4K (HDMI and DisplayPort)
  • Cable Matters offers USB C with HDMI and USB C with DisplayPort cables that support 4K.


    Can USB C output 144Hz?

    The video refresh rate (or frame rate) determines how many times a second a picture is re-painted. 60Hz (60 fps) is a common refresh rate for a 4K UHD TV. A high refresh rate such as 144Hz is important for displaying a clear picture with live-action gaming.

    Our popular Cable Matters USB C to DisplayPort Cable supports 1440p@144Hz with compatible equipment.


    Do I need a USB C cable or adapter?

    A USB C video cable is a good choice for a permanent connection at the home or office. A USB C video adapter offers the flexibility of connecting to any display with an existing video cable of any length.


    Can USB C power a monitor?

    A USB C cable can carry up to 100 watts of power. A USB powered monitor can be directly connected to a host computer for both power and video. Cable Matters offers a USB C to USB C Gen 2 Cable that supports 4K video, a data transfer rate up to 10Gbps, and 100 watts of power delivery.


    What is USB-C Power Delivery? (PD)

    The USB-IF organization specifies power profiles for safely powering and charging a smartphone, laptop, monitor or other equipment. Safely power and charge a device from 7.5 to 100 watts over USB C.

    Cable Matters offers a USB C to DisplayPort Cable with 60W Power Delivery and a USB C to HDMI Cable with 60W Power Delivery.


    Are USB C and Thunderbolt 3 the same thing?

    Thunderbolt™ 3 uses the same reversible USB C connector for data, video and charging. Thunderbolt cables use USB C with a lightning symbol. Most USB-C cables are compatible with a Thunderbolt computer. Thunderbolt devices are NOT compatible with a USB C computer. All Cable Matters USB C video cables are Thunderbolt 3 port compatible with Windows® or Mac® computers.


    Need help deciding which USB C video cable to buy?

    Contact us HERE. Cable Matters will help you navigate the confusing choices of USB-C video cable types. We will provide you with the best solution to maximize the capabilities of your equipment and ensure compatibility.


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    Create an account HERE. Cable Matters offers discount pricing for wholesale purchases for your business. Our sales team will provide expert consultation to meet the connectivity demands of your business or organization.


    Purchase premium quality USB C products from Cable Matters: THE industry leader in Reliable Connectivity

    Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables, adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home, office, and data center. We offer first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.




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