Passive & Active Cabling
Passive CablingThey use silicon (semiconductor) to boost the performance of the cable. On the contrary, a cable without a chip is considered as a ‘passive cable’.Passive adapters are merely a cable to go from display port to DVI/HDMI/VGA/ w.e. The video carddetects the monitor as such, and outputs the required signal (DVI/HDMI/VGA). This does require one ofthe two aforementioned clocks, hence why they do not work with eye finity cards.