How to choose a DisplayPort cable is explained in the pinned thread:
3 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:
Not work? maybe, Damage? no.
2 hours ago, HanZie82 said:
Who told you that?
My guess is someone that has ties with the manufacterer, as that is grade A bullcrap. A lie!
Yes there are bad cables, but buy from reputable brand and you are ok.
(Ive used super cheap cables from aliexpress and they worked perfectly so...)
There was a time when, among cheap manufacturers that didn't bother submitting their products for certification, there was a widespread flaw of wiring the cables incorrectly in a way that caused a direct short between the 3.3 V power supply of the monitor and graphics card which could damage one or both of them. I have one of these cables, actually. This was a few years ago and I think all manufacturers have caught on now. But is was a very real issue.