Level1Techs was fortunate enough to buy a TotalPhase Advanced Cable Tester v2. This post is where I will be compiling as many cables as I can test, to make a database of sorts with the knowledge.
Note: Even if a cable passes a test, it could be on the lower end of passing, making it a worse cable than others.
Benchmark: DisplayPort 1.4 10gbps test
Cable Pass/Fail Amphenol E326508 Pass BizLink E164571-KS (1) Pass BizLink E164571-KS (2) Fail Chinglung E238846 Fail COXOC CN507AA150014140DC8 Pass COXOC CN507AA150014200EH0 Pass Club3D CAC-2067 Pass DELL CN507AA18001 (1) Fail DELL CN507AA18001 (2) Fail DELL CN507AA18001 (3) Fail DELL CN507AA18001 (4) Fail GI-VPGH Pass HONGLIN E239426-Z Pass HOTRON CN507AA150114300DM6 Fail HOTRON E246588 Pass Jce E81280 Fail JH E118077-Z Pass Level1Techs_1 Pass Pixio Monitor Pass TrippLite Pass
Totals: (Duplicates not counted)
Some of these cables did pass the test, however, if you look at their signal integrity, it is inferior to others that also passed.
The Honglin cable is obviously superior for signal integrity. However, both passed.
Companies will also rate their cables higher than they should because it not technically being wrong since they can pass this test. This leaves an unknown area of “how good is it, actually?” and that is why this article is being written.
There seems to be variance in cable-to-cable, but a very small margin. The BizLink E164571-KS cable 1 passed, but cable 2 did not. It was a difference in continuity. The variance is somewhat expected, “I just got a bad cable” is common, but some brands focus more on quality control than others. The lack of quality control really shows in these situations where a high stress test is performed.
With more data hopefully we can nail the differences in brands and draw better conclusions.
All of the DisplayPort data I received from my cable testing shenanigans will be displayed here. The ZIP files will be included for your own use and convenience. Message me about any dead links
Amphenol E326508.rar (93.3 KB)
Chinglung E238846.rar (94.7 KB)
COXOC CN507AA150014200EH0.rar (415.1 KB)
DELL CN507AA18001.rar (1.7 MB)
HONGLIN E239426-Z.rar (402.7 KB)
HOTRON CN507AA150114300DM6.rar (445.3 KB)
HOTRON E246588.rar (424.0 KB)
Jce E81280.rar (407.5 KB)
JH E118077-Z.rar (441.0 KB)
Level1Techs.rar (450.9 KB)
Pixio.rar (396.5 KB)
TrippLite.rar (424.7 KB)