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Best way to hook monitor to graphics card?

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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2014 5:59:28 AM

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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a c 237 U Graphics card
a c 90 C Monitor
May 26, 2014 6:02:36 AM

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)
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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2014 6:05:22 AM

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?
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a c 237 U Graphics card
a c 90 C Monitor
May 26, 2014 6:09:11 AM

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.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 26, 2014 6:13:50 AM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2014 6:14:49 AM

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?



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a c 105 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 26, 2014 6:28:27 AM

didn't any cables come with the monitor?
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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2014 6:31:02 AM

Not a dvi cable
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