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Display port on MOBO vs DVI on GPU

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June 25, 2013 8:07:43 PM

Hi, I recently search for a new monitor for gaming only.
I saw this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
ASUS 144Hz - 1ms- 80'000'000:1 - 24"- etc
And I saw that it have a Display port behind. My motherboard (Sabertooth Z87) Have on too. But my GTX 560Ti uses DVI. So I was wondering If it could be possible to use Display Port vs DVI to game. I heard that DP is better then DVI/HDMI. But I always tought I needed to be directly plugged into the GPU.
LONG STORY SHORT:
1: Is it better to use Display Port Over DVI for 144Hz gaming
2: If yes, is it possible to plug the monitor into my native MOBO DisplayPort
3: Am I bying some crappy monitor and you guys know a better one?
5: Am I IN THE GOOD THREAD?
6: Luv u guys! :) 
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a c 85 C Monitor
June 25, 2013 11:45:42 PM

1. If you have a Dual-Link DVI connection on the GPU, there shouldn't be any difference. Displayport can support more than DL-DVI, but for what your doing the extra capabilities aren't needed.
2. Its possible, but lets just say that integrated CPU graphics cant even really game at resolutions above 720p, never mind 1080p 120hz.
3. 120hz monitors arent really my thing, would personally go for an IPS 1440p or triple monitor setup. But that's just my preference, the monitor itself is fine.
4. Where did the four go... :heink: 
5. I guess?
6. :D 
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June 26, 2013 10:52:56 AM

manofchalk said:
1. If you have a Dual-Link DVI connection on the GPU, there shouldn't be any difference. Displayport can support more than DL-DVI, but for what your doing the extra capabilities aren't needed.
2. Its possible, but lets just say that integrated CPU graphics cant even really game at resolutions above 720p, never mind 1080p 120hz.
3. 120hz monitors arent really my thing, would personally go for an IPS 1440p or triple monitor setup. But that's just my preference, the monitor itself is fine.
4. Where did the four go... :heink: 
5. I guess?
6. :D 


My DVI is only a line (not little dots around the line) (I'm noob with the different DVI)
I only wanna have this monitor because it's ASUS, 144Hz and 24".
OH SHIET, I forget the 4 :0
So the DP is only for mega resolution or 3D or idk?
So for gaming, DVI is ok? And why would they put a DP on a motherboard made for gaming (gaming = GPU necessarily)
I don't know if i'm confused that I don't understand or confused because it's to easy and I'm complicating my life with useless questions.
Confuseception!!
If you are Kind enough sir, I would like a little training in Monitors, I know alot of thing in MOBO/CPU/GPU/RAM/Keyboard/Mouse/ETC ETC, but I never touched Monitors before, so you can talk in a "Nerd" language, no need drawing or stuff :) 
Maybe 24" is useless and 22" is good?
Or maybe i'm ok with my 20" Samsung. SO MUCH QUESTIONS!

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June 26, 2013 3:45:29 PM

Monitor guide, in my sig, aimed squarely at people who dont know about monitors.

Pretty much on Displayport, it has more bandwidth than DL-DVI and HDMI which allows it to support higher resolutions and faster refresh rates.

DVI is fine. As for putting DP on a motherboard, dont know, probably just to tick a box saying they had a new feature over their lower end model, even if its pointless.

The physical size of the monitor you should get comes down to preference mainly, coupled with your distance from the screen.
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June 27, 2013 10:01:05 AM

manofchalk said:
Monitor guide, in my sig, aimed squarely at people who dont know about monitors.

Pretty much on Displayport, it has more bandwidth than DL-DVI and HDMI which allows it to support higher resolutions and faster refresh rates.

DVI is fine. As for putting DP on a motherboard, dont know, probably just to tick a box saying they had a new feature over their lower end model, even if its pointless.

The physical size of the monitor you should get comes down to preference mainly, coupled with your distance from the screen.


I'm about 75cm from my screen.
So my normal DVI is good for 144hz? I don't even know if the 24hz more is that important, and might put the hz at 120hz. And my desk is too small for dual monitors :(  so forget about triple! D:
So they put DP on a screen that doesn't need it, same as the mobo? Wow, waste of time/money for us and for them X)

Thanks for your help!
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June 27, 2013 8:48:26 PM

Dual Link DVI is good for 144Hz, 120hz is just a blanket label to anything that performs around the number.

If a monitor has DisplayPort, you can generally be assured that it has a legit use for it even if DL-DVI is fine for now. Imagine if you had two of the screens, very few graphics cards have two DL-DVI ports. Its also needed for AMD Eyefinity to work correctly.

Displayport as of now isnt all that useful, its very much something that will become more important as time goes on. Eventually standards will shift and a 1440p resolution will become standard, from there we will start to see 1440p 120hz monitors. DVI will likely be phased out like VGA is starting too, HDMI will go under a new revision and DisplayPort can sit pretty for a fair while.
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