Connecting a single GPU to two monitors via DVI

Hi Tom’s Hardware community

I have recently ordered the components for my first ever custom PC.

For my graphics card, I have chosen an MSI GTX 770 OC gaming edition. I have included an image of its IO bracket.



I would like to connect this card to my two Hanns-G monitors, both of which only support a DVI and VGA connection. I know that there are different types of DVI interface, and I believe that the ones on my monitors are DVI-D Dual Link.

Would I be able to connect my single GPU to the monitors using two DVI-D cables? How would I do it? The two DVI ports on the GPU are different, is this an issue?

Preferably, I would like to do this with the use of two separate cables rather than one if this is possible, though of course I am very grateful for any ideas you guys have!

Thank you very much in advance!!

AKGamer247
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  1. DVI port 1 is a Dual-Link DVI-I port. This is the primary DVI port. Connect your main monitor to this one using its own separate DVI cable.

    DVI port 2 is a Dual-Link DVI-D port. This is the secondary DVI port. Connect your second monitor to this one using its own separate DVI cable.

    Use the display control panel to set up multiple displays.
  2. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

    Looks like both are dual link, just one is -d and one is -i (so can use either analog or digital).

    Should be good with two dvi-d cables.
  3. JackNaylorPE said:


    So I would have a better quality image using a dual link?
  4. 120 Hz no work w/o dual link
  5. Will I notice a large difference between 120hz and 60hz?

    What is the difference between 60hz and 120hz?

    I apologise for how basic these questions are, but I really am quite a noob :/
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