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Old 04-21-2007, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would there be any performance difference If I used a VGA-DVI Converter rather than just buying a DVI cable? Also, if I used a single link DVI cable on a monitor that required a dual link, would it affect the performance in a 3dmark06 test?
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Default Re: DVI to VGA: Performance Decrease?

This thread reminds me that how come my monitor doesn't support DVI Cables? So do some monitors support DVI cables or not? I also have to use the converter.
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Would there be any performance difference If I used a VGA-DVI Converter rather than just buying a DVI cable? Also, if I used a single link DVI cable on a monitor that required a dual link, would it affect the performance in a 3dmark06 test?
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If your monitor supports a digital signal input via DVI, use it. DVI on a digital display will give you better image quality.

DVI is designed to be able to handle both analogue and digital signals for interoperability. So, using a VGA to DVI converter to connect a VGA cable from the display to the DVI port of the graphics card is the same as connecting a VGA cable to a VGA port. The signal will still be analogue.

What display do you have? Only high resolution displays take advantage of DVI (Dual Link).

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This thread reminds me that how come my monitor doesn't support DVI Cables? So do some monitors support DVI cables or not? I also have to use the converter.
Only digital LCD TFT displays can take full advantage of DVI by allowing a digital signal input.
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