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Old 09-09-2012, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At the same resolution setting will using a DVI cable use more graphics than a VGA?
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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DVI is better for higher resolutions. If you have VGA and DVI connections available, use DVI.
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The difference between VGA and DVI is pretty simple.

VGA is a digital signal (think 1's and 0's) that is converted into an analog signal (think wavy lines) to be passed to your monitor, which then converts that back into digital.

DVI is digital from start to finish.

As Mindover said, this matters when you start trying to use higher resolutions. Because the analog signal in VGA is susceptible to interference (e.g from the cable, from outside signals, etc), you get a less precise picture. DVI, being all digital, doesn't suffer from this problem.

On anything below 1920x1080 you'll struggle to see any quality change between VGA and DVI, but anything above that and you'll probably start to see the difference (depending on your individual circumstances of course).
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Haven't seen you around lately, Soul. Yeah, I knew it was something like that. DVI rules!
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