Dell 8700 PC - What are these ports?

Can someone identify and tell me what these ports are called and what they're for?

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brothertruffle880Asked:
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Lior KarasentiCommented:
The one that is on the motherboard is Display port:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort

The one on the display adapter is HDMI:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
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mebaby333It AdminCommented:
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mebaby333It AdminCommented:
Wow that display port can support up to 6 monitors at once... pretty impressive...
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akalyan911Technical ConsultantCommented:
One is HDMI to DisplayPort.. another one, i do not aware..
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mebaby333It AdminCommented:
The first one is actually called "Display port" akalyan... and the second HDMI
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dejaanbuCommented:
Answer for Question 1

Q.What is the port for?

A. The interface is primarily used to connect a video source to a display device such as a computer monitor, though it can also be used to carry audio, USB, and other forms of data

Q. What is this port Called?

A. DisplayPort

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Answer for Question 2

Q.What is the port for?

A.  HDMI is another type of display port for your Desktop or Laptop and offers the best quality display from your computer screen. The single cable carries both audio and video.
"most TVs are equipped with at least one HDMI port" so you can connect TV and Computer Via HDMI Cable to  watch HD Movies.

Q. What is this port Called?

A. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Your first red arrow points to a DisplayPort connector. It is used to connect a monitor. The monitor may have a DisplayPort connector, HDMI, and/or DVI connectors (and many have VGA, too). Of course, you'll need a cable with a DisplayPort connector on one end and whatever the monitor takes on the other end (I sometimes use an adapter if I have a cable with the wrong connector, e.g., if I have an HDMI-HDMI cable, I'll get a DisplayPort-HDMI adapter — but not all connectors are interchangeable). Important note: DisplayPort and HDMI carry the audio, too; DVI does not (it is video only).

Your second red arrow is an HDMI connector, once again, used to connect a monitor. All of the comments from above apply, such as that the monitor may have a DP, HDMI, DVI, and/or VGA ports.

Btw, the port above your first red arrow is also an HDMI connector. The one to the left of your second red arrow is a DVI connector. The one to the right of your second red arrow is a VGA connector. Regards, Joe
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
So should I use the HDMI port on the motherboard or the display card?
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mebaby333It AdminCommented:
I would use the one on the add in card... it prob has better specs :)
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
The separate graphics card probably has higher performance and may provide better resolution (such as 2560x1440 instead of 1920x1080), but that's just a guess. Of course, for the higher resolution to matter, your monitor would have to be able to support it. I would research both cards and look at the detailed specs of each. Regards, Joe
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