Performance

Featuring the highest-performance DisplayLink DL-5500 chipset, the Plugable UGA-4KDP graphics adapter lets you connect an additional DisplayPort display up to [email protected] (4K/UHD/2160p) to your Windows-based laptop, desktop, or tablet via USB 3.0. With four times the pixels of 1080P, 4K displays provide vastly more area to multitask.

Compatibility

Drivers available for Windows 10/8.1/7.

Intel i5 or AMD A8 2GHz or better CPU recommended for productivity/web software at 4K. Single Intel HD 4000, AMD HD 7xxx, NVIDIA 5xxM or better recommended for productivity/web software. Intel i7 2+GHz and HD 4000/AMD 8650/Nvidia 7xxM for full-screen video playback.

Current GPU and USB 3.0 host controller drivers recommended for best performance and compatibility.

Non-Compatible Systems

Cannot be mixed with non-DisplayLink USB graphics adapters and drivers (e.g. MCT, j5, or SMSC).

Surface RT, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix not supported.

MST hubs and dual-link DVI conversion not supported.

Monitor Compatibility

Supports DisplayPort displays up to 3840x2160/4K. 3840x2160 mode has a refresh rate of 30Hz, while 3440x1440 supports 50Hz. 2560x1600, 2560x1440, 2560x1080, 1920x1080 (1080P) and lower modes refresh at 60Hz. 4K/UHD output requires compatible 4K/UHD display.

Audio outputs in stereo format; 5.1 output not supported.

If connecting a 4K HDMI display, an HDMI 1.4 "active" adapter such as the "Plugable DP-HDMI" must be used. Passive adapters and all DVI adapters will limit output to 2048x1152.

Dual-link DVI monitors (Qnix, Yamakasi) not supported.

Application Compatibility

Does not support HDCP, and will not allow for playback of encrypted Bluray disks or copy-protected content.

Video playback at 1080P and above requires playback software that supports GPU acceleration.

Not recommended for gaming.