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VGA vs DVI at the same resolution?

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August 28, 2013 4:58:41 PM

Hi, I just got a new Dell 23" monitor with a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. Right now it's plugged in using a VGA cable. The VGA cable can reach the max resolution and I was curious as to whether or not the DVI cable would look any better at the same resolution.
Thanks for the help!

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a b C Monitor
August 28, 2013 5:04:11 PM

Should do, VGA is analog so will accept interference, DVI either works or it doesn't. You'll also get the same thing out of HDMI, the leads are usually a bit more convenient than those bulky DVI cables.
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August 28, 2013 5:08:46 PM

vaughn680 said:
Hi, I just got a new Dell 23" monitor with a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. Right now it's plugged in using a VGA cable. The VGA cable can reach the max resolution and I was curious as to whether or not the DVI cable would look any better at the same resolution.
Thanks for the help!


Hmm interesting. However, can you confirm with the VGA that your refresh rate is at 60 Hz?
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August 28, 2013 6:19:05 PM

Deus Gladiorum said:
vaughn680 said:
Hi, I just got a new Dell 23" monitor with a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. Right now it's plugged in using a VGA cable. The VGA cable can reach the max resolution and I was curious as to whether or not the DVI cable would look any better at the same resolution.
Thanks for the help!


Hmm interesting. However, can you confirm with the VGA that your refresh rate is at 60 Hz?


Why wouldn't it be?
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August 28, 2013 6:27:24 PM

ihog said:
Deus Gladiorum said:
vaughn680 said:
Hi, I just got a new Dell 23" monitor with a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. Right now it's plugged in using a VGA cable. The VGA cable can reach the max resolution and I was curious as to whether or not the DVI cable would look any better at the same resolution.
Thanks for the help!


Hmm interesting. However, can you confirm with the VGA that your refresh rate is at 60 Hz?


Why wouldn't it be?


Potentially lower bandwidth wouldn't sustain 60 Hz. Even if it does sustain 60 Hz at 1920x1080, at that resolution the quality becomes notably worse and signal interference is more likely in VGA.
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August 28, 2013 7:02:30 PM

The refresh rate is 60 Hz.
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August 29, 2013 9:38:11 AM

Deus Gladiorum said:
ihog said:
Deus Gladiorum said:
vaughn680 said:
Hi, I just got a new Dell 23" monitor with a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. Right now it's plugged in using a VGA cable. The VGA cable can reach the max resolution and I was curious as to whether or not the DVI cable would look any better at the same resolution.
Thanks for the help!


Hmm interesting. However, can you confirm with the VGA that your refresh rate is at 60 Hz?


Why wouldn't it be?


Potentially lower bandwidth wouldn't sustain 60 Hz. Even if it does sustain 60 Hz at 1920x1080, at that resolution the quality becomes notably worse and signal interference is more likely in VGA.


I previously had my monitor hooked up with VGA while waiting for my DVI-D cable to come in the mail, with interference that the average user wouldn't notice, at 1920x1080 60 Hz.
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