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The latest Cable Matters USB type-C/Thunderbolt 4 dual HDMI adapter is compatible with an 8K monitor

The new dual-HDMI adapter. (Source: Cable Matters)
The new dual-HDMI adapter. (Source: Cable Matters)
Cable Matters' latest USB type-C dongle is rated to connect an up-to-Thunderbolt 4/USB4 PC to an 8K monitor via HDMI 2.1. It has 2 variants: one with a DisplayPort and an 8K-capable HDMI port, and another with dual HDMIs for 1 8K monitor or 2 at 4K. Therefore, the OEM touts its new portable accessory as ideal for both remote work and gaming.

Cable Matters is a US-based OEM that seeks to expand the increasingly limited number of USB ports found on modern-day PCs into more ports at the opposite end of its range of dongles and adapters. Their latest examples are rated to split the output of a single type-C port between up to 2 high-res monitors.

In fact, the new USB-C to HDMI/DisplayPort or Dual HDMI Adapters are touted as capable of connecting one Thunderbolt 4/USB4 port to an 8K monitor, with a refresh rate of up to 30 hertz, or a single 4K/120Hz unit. Both versions of the new dongle can make use of such displays via HDMI 2.1, or DisplayPort in the case of the former.

Should a user prefer to use all of the new ports available for a dual-display set-up, the 2 monitors in question can be 4K/60Hz at the most. Nevertheless, Cable Matters promotes either new variant as a lightweight, space-saving solution for those who want to work from home, game, or switch between both throughout the day. They are compatible with USB type-C Windows PCs, tablets or phones, or with macOS devices in single video mode.

The OEM has also noted that some displays might require a firmware update, or manual configurations, for full compatibility with the new dual or single HDMI adapter. They are priced at US$54.99 and $49.99 respectively, and are available through Amazon or Cable Matters' own website from now.

Cable Matters' new USB-C to 8K HDMI and DisplayPort Adapter. (Source: Cable Matters)
Cable Matters' new USB-C to 8K HDMI and DisplayPort Adapter. (Source: Cable Matters)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08-11 (Update: 2021-08-11)