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Old 01-15-2013, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I just got a new monitor and was wondering which cable would give me a better picture quality. I have a monitor with hdmi, displayport, and dvi. Could someone help me out!
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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depends on the resolution but usually hdmi is best for 1 monitor display port is usually for eyefinity
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Thanks! That spawns a second question, what is eyefinity?
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HDMI is the best possible connection you can get. I use it now for gaming, TV and more!
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Thanks! That spawns a second question, what is eyefinity?
It's AMD multiple display technology that allows you run up to 6 monitors off of 1 graphics card.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you for the info!
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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HDMI or DVI, they give roughly the same quality at 1080p, the only benefit HDMI would have is an HDCP link for bluray playback... Don't think DVI can support HDCP.
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I could be wrong, but also with the right graphics card, doesn't the HDMI port output HD sound, which VGA & DVI don't do
So you can use one HDMI cable to connect it to a TV, rather than a DVI cable and component sound cables
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, but he specifically has a monitor, he made no reference to if it has internal speakers that are tied to the display port or HDMI port... Any ATI/AMD GPU since the 3xxx series and up supports audio/video if the card has an HDMI or Display Port on it, nvidia, I am unsure of when they started support or if support is only on more expensive products.

I honestly hope no one uses TV or Monitor audio... Tiny speakers sound crappy...
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