Single link DVI vs Dual link DVI Tags: Graphics Cards DVI Dual Link Dvi Cable Graphics Last response: January 2, 2007 5:44 PM in Graphics & Displays Share oldmantran January 1, 2007 12:23:36 AM I understand the difference in resolution of the two types of DVI. Hopefully, someone can give me a definitive answer to my question. Can you use a single link cable (18-pin cable) in a dual link monitor/video card (24-pin female)? I can simply try it out but I want to ensure that I won't lose quality. It's a matter of using a $25 dual link DVI cable or a free single link. More about : single link dvi dual link dvi oldmantran January 2, 2007 1:26:32 PM bump. I'll just bump it once. No one can answer this question? Come on DVI geeks! fredgiblet January 2, 2007 2:08:21 PM dual-link DVI is for high-resolution, up to 1920x1200 60hz you are good with a ingle-link, above that (up to 2560x1600) you need dual-link. so if the resolution is 1920x1200 or below then single link should be fine, otherwise you need dual-link, the plugs should be cross-compatible. Good luck Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer oldmantran January 2, 2007 5:44:04 PM Thank you, giblet! since my monitor has max res of 1440x900. I should be good with the single link then. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumDVI -D single link wire in dual link monitor and motherboard ForumDVI -D single link vs dual link Forum1920x1200 on L2335 via Single Link DVI ForumWill Dual Link DVI improve Refresh Rate of Monitor? ForumDual Link DVI ForumSingle slot PCIe with 2 dual link dvi and DX11 Nvidia? ForumDVI -I dual link and DVI -D single link , are they compatible? ForumDVI Single Link and DVI Dual Link ForumGTX 580 DVI -I (x2) to single DVI -D Dual link ForumDVI-D(Single Link ) or DVI-D(Dual Link ) ForumIm confused about the dvi single link and dual link for daul monitors ForumDVI Single Link Cable with a DVI Dual Link output ForumDVI -D Single Link compared DVI -D Dual link ? ForumSingle link dvi -d vs vga ForumATI Radeon 5450 & Single-Link DVI -D monitor issue ForumJust bought a 7970... ForumCan ATI All In Wonder 2006 PCIe DVI output drive LCD? ForumDVI to HDMI - not able to get it to work. ForumDual Monitors - Configuration Possibilities ForumIs a single 500w enough??? (8800GTX) More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !