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Can any DVI-D Dual link support a 2560x1440 monitor running 120 hz?

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August 10, 2013 8:16:48 AM

Hey I've been looking for an answer on this for a while now, yet nobody gave me a rather accurate answer. I'm buying the QNIX QX2710.
This monitor only has a DVI-D Dual link input and it will run at 2560x1440 @ 120hz. My problem is that I need a 5m cable to connect it up to my computer and I've been looking and it seems that not all DVI cables work. Even though it's supposed to be digital and it should just work or not work.
A few sellers say that their cables support upto 1080p and some say upto 1440p.
Also defining their bandwith. I've heard that you need like 9.9gbs cable to have it work. Is any of this true?

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August 10, 2013 8:24:49 AM
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Just remember that overclocking monitors isn't a guaranteed thing, more than likely you wont be able to get above ~75hz. The only monitor I know can reliably get too 120hz is the Catleap Q270 Extreme 2B, which are running for ~$800 now.

A Dual-Link DVI cable is a Dual-Link DVI cable, its not like HDMi where there are different revisions that support differing resolutions and refresh rates. If it has the pins, its good to go.
The distance your running the cable over could be an issue though. You might have to make use of a signal repeater to get it to run the distance.
August 10, 2013 8:37:36 AM

manofchalk said:
Just remember that overclocking monitors isn't a guaranteed thing, more than likely you wont be able to get above ~75hz. The only monitor I know can reliably get too 120hz is the Catleap Q270 Extreme 2B, which are running for ~$800 now.

A Dual-Link DVI cable is a Dual-Link DVI cable, its not like HDMi where there are different revisions that support differing resolutions and refresh rates. If it has the pins, its good to go.
The distance your running the cable over could be an issue though. You might have to make use of a signal repeater to get it to run the distance.


I know it isn't guaranteed but I always like to have choice , I'd rather have something overkill than something that can just barely handle it.

Is 5 meter a distance which may cause issues? At what point could it be a problem?
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August 10, 2013 8:44:41 AM

There is no specified maximum distance for DVI, so really I don't know at what distance you will start to have issues. Just letting you know that it could potentially be an issue.
August 10, 2013 9:02:45 AM

Thank you, i'll post my results as soon as I get it. Hope everything works out alright.
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