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GeForce GTX 650 and Dual Monitors - DVI-D vs DVI-I

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March 12, 2014 7:31:25 AM

Will I be able to run dual monitors (2 of the ASUS monitors at the link below) with the GTX 650 video card (below also)? If so, what cables would I need to purchase to run this dual monitor system? I am using this for music production with FL Studio 11. Thanks!

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitors: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 12, 2014 7:54:32 AM

Anyone able to help?

Would I be able to run both monitors as DVI? The card has one DVI-D output and one DVI-I output, but each monitor only has a DVI-D input; no DVI-I input. Does that matter?

Or, could I run one monitor on DVI-D and one on HDMI? Would the screens look identical still?

Thanks!
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March 12, 2014 7:56:01 AM

dvi i is only different from dvi-d in that it allows you to use a dvi-vga adapter. any dvi cable will work the same in a dvi-i as it would in a dvi-d. you can just use 2 dvi cables and it will work just fine.
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March 12, 2014 8:00:14 AM

Thanks - so is a DVI-I cable the same as a DVI-D cable?
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March 12, 2014 8:06:23 AM

just get dvi-d cables. dvi-i are really uncommon, and dont really offer any benefit that i know of, but it does have 4 extra pins around the flat piece in the connector making it incompatible with the dvi d port (which is what almost all monitors use). any regular cables made to fit in a dvi-d plug will work with both dvi-d and dvi-i
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March 12, 2014 8:13:28 AM

Okay, so DVI-D cables work with DVI-I outputs but not the other way around?
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March 12, 2014 8:16:21 AM

correct, because DVI-I has more pins
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March 12, 2014 8:17:16 AM

Awesome - thanks for the help!
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March 12, 2014 8:21:01 AM

not a problem, enjoy the new set up!
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