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VGA vs DVI vs HDMI !

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November 9, 2013 6:54:21 AM

hey guys . i have few basic questions

my VGA card is GTX760 . & my monitor's connector is VGA .

1. is it slower to use VGA to DVI than DVI to DVI ( standalone DVI cable ) ? how about quality ?

2.are there a huge difference between VGA , DVI & HDMI ? are there any difference in performance ( FPS ) ?

3.is VGA to HDMI good idea ? is it any closer to stand alone HDMI cable's quality ?

4. can a connector or a cable make a difference in Display performance or cause a lag ?

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November 9, 2013 7:04:10 AM

1. Not sure if I'd say "slower" but crappy, nonetheless.
2. "huge" not so much, but definitely noticeable. DVI and HDMI provide a much clearer digital signal.
3. No, that really isn't a good idea. The adapters for it are pricey, and no, would not provide HDMI quality.
4. I don't know if it would "cause lag" or slow response times. However yes, VGA and HDMI compared to DVI have a rather small bandwith; not small enough for a normal conumser to notice, but still, DVI (or even Display Port) is always the better option.

Is your monitor VGA only? If it is, then it's probably old enough to have a bad resolution; that 760 might be overkill.
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November 9, 2013 7:06:01 AM

ANOTHER BIG QUESTION

is there a relation between FPS & Refresh rate ?

i mean if my game is running at 100FPS & my Refreshrate is 60Hz ( VSYNC is off )

will my game look like its running at 100FPS ?

or there is no relation between them .

SIMPLER : my game is running at 100FPS . how will it look like on 60hz , 75hz & 80hz monitors ?

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November 9, 2013 7:08:38 AM

my monitor is LG w1943ss
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November 9, 2013 7:09:34 AM

OK you mentioned things about better QUALITY . how about performance ? i mean will all those things said above effect on FPS ? or its just matter of QUALITY ?
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November 9, 2013 7:15:25 AM

If your monitor is 60hz, then any fps 60+ will feel like 60fps. And you wouldn't notice any difference between 60Hz, 75Hz, and 80Hz. If it were 120+Hz you would notice.

And yes, there is a relation between refresh rate and fps, 60Hz is bare minimum for gaming. Your monitor is only capable of showing (this might be inaccurate, but for argument i'll use it to show a difference) about 1 frame per refresh rate cycle. This is why 120/144Hz are usually considered to be the best "Gaming" monitors. More frames+high refresh rate= smooth gameplay.

However, with high refresh rates you sacrifice color accuracy.
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November 9, 2013 7:59:41 AM

so there is no point in upgrading my 60hz monitor to 75hz right ? because i will feel no difference . im not Definitely going to upgrade just for that :D  .

OK ONE LAST Q . how about i overclock my refresh rate via nvidia control panel . from 60 to 75hz ?

will it make any difference ? or its just a risky move & can brick my monitor ?



is there any 120hz monitor with 1360x???... resolution ?
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November 9, 2013 12:38:53 PM

Sorry for the late reply.

No, there'd be no point in upgrading from 60Hz--->75Hz. However, about overclocking, I did it myself, I got to 74Hz on my LG IPS display before the HDMI cable ran out of bandwidth. Overclocking anything is potentially dangerous for the part, so be careful. And don't do it with VGA.

Also you mentioned you have a 760, which can max out any game in 1080p, so i'm not sure why you'd go with 1366x768. However, to answer your question, no there are no monitors that support that res AND the refresh rate.


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November 11, 2013 1:30:50 PM

THx alot for all your answers ;)  . i got what im looking for . but i still have one last Q :D 

why 90 FPS game feels smoother than 60Fps on 60Hz monitor ( while 60hz monitor can show nothing above 60FPS ) ?

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November 11, 2013 4:28:38 PM

DukiNuki said:
THx alot for all your answers ;)  . i got what im looking for . but i still have one last Q :D 

why 90 FPS game feels smoother than 60Fps on 60Hz monitor ( while 60hz monitor can show nothing above 60FPS ) ?



That's a psychological thing, 90fps on a 60hz monitor is no different than 60fps. Or anything over 60fps for that matter.
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November 12, 2013 2:58:34 PM

:)  so i guess im just feeling that its smoother ( while its not ) ! THX ALOT Again for all your answers . you cleared ALOT for me ;) 
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June 30, 2014 5:49:23 AM

Joshua Barendse said:
60 Hertz are 30 frames per second.
you will need a 120 Hertz screen to have the full 60 frames per secconds.

Hz / 2 = Fps

http://www.endmemo.com/sconvert/fpshz.php


That applies to 3D, where a 120 Hz monitor renders 60 Hz per "eye." Aside from that special case, a monitor that redraws its image 60 times in a second syncs up perfectly to a game running at 60 frames per second.
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