[SOLVED] Which display port version should I order? To connect a GTX 1080 Ti to a FreeSync Monitor?

SeriousGaming101

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My monitor is a Acer ED273 27" curved 144hz 1080p. I recently bought a GTX 1080 Ti XLR8 model.
When I first plugged my monitor into my new GPU using a Display Port, the monitor could not detect it. It flips from DVI-D to HDMI to Display Port, then it says "No Signal" and then it goes blank/black.

After hours of trial and error, I finally got my GPU to work with my monitor by using an outside HDMI cable, but the frames are capped at 120hz using this cable.

So right now, I am wondering if I should order another Display Port cable to try again because I want the 144hz over the 120hz I get with the HDMI cable.

I was informed that there are many display port cable models/versions. Which Display Port cable model should I buy for my XLR8 GTX 1080 Ti + Acer ED273 144hz 27" Curved Freesync Monitor?
 

boju

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Which monitor do you have again?

ED273 brings up this model: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/GB/content/model/UM.HE3EE.005

75Hz, DVI HDMI and VGA.

Im thinking you got the model number wrong but any case if your monitor does have DisplayPort make sure the cable is connected right. DisplayPort has locking latches that click in once connected properly and shouldn't easily come out. Make sure each end of the cable is properly connected.

Accell is a good brand if do need a cable but check cable fittings first and update information regarding your monitor.

https://www.amazon.com/Accell-DisplayPort-Cable-Locking-Latches/dp/B0098HVXVQ
 

SeriousGaming101

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I have the 144hz version of the ED273, not the 75hz version.
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Monitor-Refresh-FREESYNC-Technology/dp/B075KFPJ5C
 


See section 3.3 here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-3675170/connect-120-display-construction.html
 

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