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Connecting a single GPU to two monitors via DVI

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  • DVI
  • GTX 770
  • Dual Link Dvi
  • Dual Monitors
  • Nvidia
  • Graphics Cards
  • Monitors
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September 15, 2013 12:24:10 PM

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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September 15, 2013 12:37:17 PM

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.
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September 17, 2013 4:57:32 PM

120 Hz no work w/o dual link
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September 19, 2013 12:33:21 PM

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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