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Best way to hook monitor to graphics card?

Well, my options are HDMI, DisplayPort, Dual-link DVI-D. Which one will give me the best quality, smallest latency and fastest refresh rate.
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    DVI to DVI. HDMI has sound, rarely anyone needs that and DisplayPort tend to cost more, DVI is your cheapest and best choice.

    DVI and DisplayPort offer 144Hz refresh rates and little latency (won't even notice). Same Video quality as HDMI
    HDMI offers 60hz max refresh rates and little latency (won't even notice)
  2. unknownofprob said:
    DVI to DVI. HDMI has sound, rarely anyone needs that and DisplayPort tend to cost more, DVI is your cheapest and best choice.

    DVI and DisplayPort offer 144Hz refresh rates and little latency (won't even notice). Same Video quality as HDMI
    HDMI offers 60hz max refresh rates and little latency (won't even notice)


    So if I need to use the speakers in the monitor, I should use HDMI?
  3. yes, or a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio jack if you use DVI, that is if the monitor has an audio input also.

    Be aware;

    Some monitors don't allow HDMI to use as their Audio source, some have separate audio connections to use instead, and the Audio form HDMI would be utterly useless.

    If you see a 3.5mm audio input, your monitor may not use HDMI as the sound input.
  4. my monitor uses a 1/8 inch cable from the jack in the motherboard to a jack in the monitor.

    and you need to enable the speakers from within the monitors control panel.
  5. unknownofprob said:
    yes, or a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio jack if you use DVI, that is if the monitor has an audio input also.

    Be aware;

    Some monitors don't allow HDMI to use as their Audio source, some have separate audio connections to use instead, and the Audio form HDMI would be utterly useless.

    If you see a 3.5mm audio input, your monitor may not use HDMI as the sound input.


    Ok. Is this the cable I would use then for Dual-Link DVI-D?

  6. didn't any cables come with the monitor?
  7. Not a dvi cable
  8. something similar to these is what I use if needed. make sure you know what you need.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882021054
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816012
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