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 DVI-D single link vs dual link Forum Solvedhow to connect a monitor with DVI-D Single link with a graphic card that has DVI-D Dual link Forum SolvedSingle Link DVI-D and Dual Link DVI-D Forum SolvedDo I need DVI-D Dual or Single Link? Forum SolvedTurning a single link DVI connection from a Dell into a dual link to connect to Apple 30" Cinema Display Forum Solveddual link dvi for single 1600x900 monitor Forum SolvedDVI-D Cable, Dual or Single Link? Forum SolvedDoes my GPU have DVI-D/DVI-I Dual Link or Single Link? Forum DVI-D dual link cable to DVI-D single link port Forum SolvedGTX 580 DVI-I (x2) to single DVI-D Dual link Forum DVI-D Single link cable to DVI-I Dual link port Forum Single Link, Dual Link DVI Refresh rate. Forum Dvi D , I, dual link and single link Forum Can I use a single link DVI-D with a dual link DVI-I port? Forum NEED HELP DVI-D Dual or single link Forum DVI-D single link DVI-D dual link cable? Forum Single slot PCIe with 2 dual link dvi and DX11 Nvidia? Forum DVI-I dual link and DVI-D single link, are they compatible? Forum DVI Single Link and DVI Dual Link Forum DVI-D(Single Link) or DVI-D(Dual Link) Forum 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 !